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13 – Music Resilience in Malaysia

Dr. Santaella and the Malaysian singer-songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Azmyl Yundor will share what the pandemic has done to music and music ecosystems in Malaysia. 

19 – India: Practical Actions and Challenges

India faces unique challenges and an intertwined film environment. This panel will look at the current state of the Indian Music Industry, Bollywood Film Music, music marketing and finance, and how the pandemic has impacted instruments and software in India as well.

20 – How can India revise its creative economy policies & look into the past to shape the future

A country India doesn't have any formal structures from the government to invest or support creative, nightlife & music industries. These sectors bring a large amount of revenue to the economy but also have big eco-systems connected, which are not given the importance it deserves.

In the age of COVID19, its the essential time to create the right frameworks & policies to build for a stronger future. There is an untapped potential, but moreover, we need to look at solutions from our past that can help shape the future. The music, creative & nightlife economies have the opportunity to help revive the country at this time, but it requires the right process, the inclusion of all communities, creating a bridge between both the traditional & contemporary arts within music, arts & culture. If we don't do this now, we will have another lost opportunity and if the government doesn't focus on it, its on us to bring this to light - As Gandhi said " Be The Change You Want To See."

22 – Advocacy Approached from Europe

The core activities of venues and clubs all over Europe is organizing live concerts and programming music. Some venues and clubs also manages social and educational activities, support cultural projects, and provide rehearsal spaces. Others might run a restaurant or host non cultural activities. Some receive public funding, others don’t. All these cultural and economic specificities feed the diversity of European live music scenes. To protect this diversity in this particular situation and in general, diversity in support measures is necessary. This panel will look from a data perspective on the different experiences for music venues and clubs in Europe.

37 – Archiving Music History and Culture

Whose culture will be retained?  Whose conversations and protests will be seen?  For our artists who are passing, who will be celebrate?  Which venues will be missed and who will be funded to return? The question of memory, culture, and tragedy will be a drama and comedy played out in our public spaces and communities.  We will be discussing the missing, the forgotten, and the remembered in structure and story.

41.1 – Future of Live Venues and Events

How will the long-term repercussions of this pandemic and its negotiated social norms affect the layout, social meaning, and economics of concerts, festivals, and venues? These three leaders in the Colorado and Idaho live music communities will discuss challenges, frictions, and realities of the next lives of live performance

42.2 – Future of Higher Education in Music

Future of Higher Education in Music (Session 42.2)Future of Higher Education in Music   As a result of COVID-19, higher education institutions were forced to quickly shift to online platforms, a massive disruption by itself. Universities which offered music business programs have ahead of them not only the task of re-adjusting from that shift and […]

43 – Roles of the Individual in Society – Inequalities, Anonymity and Rights

As we prepare for this event, protesters in different cities and countries are standing for their rights to leave their homes.  What other rights are being challenged with tracking, reduction in anonymity, and freedom of speech?  How does this impact future music-making and music-community?  How will this affect how we organize and create?