Apr 222020
 

There will be no major events and festivals this summer.

Due to the corona virus, the ban on events has been extended to September 1st, Prime Minister Mark Rutte said during the press conference on Tuesday evening (April 21). “No events are taking place because we cannot handle the risks of this in the coming months,” said Rutte. “We also want to do justice to the need for clarity in organizations. So no Pinkpop no [International] Four Day Marches” and no “Zwarte Cross Festival“.

Whether it also has consequences for all planned concerts and festivals this autumn/winter, we will see. Let’s hope and pray that this is not the case.

The press conference can be watched below (in Dutch)

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Mar 292020
 

The latest Kingdom Of Rock Podcast features Stryper frontman Michael Sweet and former Guitar Player magazine editor Michael Molenda in an in-depth discussion regarding the current Coronavirus (Covid-19) crisis and how it has affected the entertainment industry.

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Mar 272020
 

Like many artists, Cellar Darling have been hit hard by the Coronavirus pandemic and the associated lockdown measures and show cancellations. Rather than giving in or just asking for money without offering something in return, they’ve announced a campaign where they will provide exclusive content to fans straight from their own homes and rehearsal space, culminating in a live-streamed performance at Lucerne’s Soundfarm Studio. The campaign will begin on April 5 with a live Q&A session .

Throughout the campaign, fans can contribute by donating directly to the band. The stream itself is ‘pay-what-you-want’ and will also be available for free for those who can’t afford to contribute.

The band comment: “There’s no beating around the bush: we need your help. The recent cancellation of our European tour follows that of our shows in February and March. This means that we, like many artists and self-employed entertainment professionals, face massive expenses and a total loss of income of at least three months.

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Mar 242020
 

In mid-April, three great Italian bands would come to the Netherlands for an exclusive mini tour. Not only the bands are great but especially the singers of Ancient Bards, Sleeping Romance and Kalidia appeal to the imagination. Unfortunately, as a result of measures against the spread of the coronavirus, the organization had to call off its performances.

The bands respond as follows:

“It is with great sadness that we have to announce that the Female Italian Voices – Symphonic Metal Nights, which would take place during April 2020, will be canceled. Due to the coronavirus it is hardly impossible for bands to travel through Europe, as international borders are closed and clubs had to close down. We are really sorry this happened, and we hope to return with the Female Italian Voices somewhere in the future. Stay healthy! ”

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Mar 202020
 

Bandcamp will waive its revenue share on sales for one day in order to support musicians and lessen the impact of the coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak. Bandcamp’s fundraiser will take place this Friday, March 20 (from 12 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. PT). If you can, please consider supporting musicians impacted by the coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak.

Artists receive revenues from purchases made on Bandcamp within 24-48 hours after the sale. The website offers a Discover tool as well as Daily new editorial recommendations and Best Of lists. Gift cards are also available.

Follow this link for more information on Bandcamp for fans and artists. Read a message from Bandcamp co-founder and CEO Ethan Diamond below:

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