Beats over Borders

A catch up with three different venues in three different countries to talk about the current state of affairs, their take on the role of mobility for live music, and their hopes for the future, as well as the experience of being a musician in the year 2020.

Nothing has shaken the European music scene like COVID-19 has, reducing a seemingly borderless continent into city-states of a novel kind. Live music venues were the first businesses to close down due to attendance restrictions, some still waiting for any good news. In an industry that is increasingly dependent on playing live—streaming revenue won’t cut it for most artists—many have seen their summer incomes evaporate overnight.

Illustrations by Tijmen Snelderwaard.

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Are we Europe

Beats Over Borders is an initiative by Liveurope and is supported by
Creative Europe, Nordic Cultural Fund and Institut Ramon Llull. Produced by Are We Europe.

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