一項新的研究證實,85%的音樂人沒有表演 就無法支付賬單

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    • 202010/1403:42

    ◎一項廣泛的新研究顯示,有多少音樂人正遭受冠狀病毒封鎖的困擾。
    ◎一份由「Music Canada」委託進行的數據顯示,COVID-19大流行對音樂家的影響越來越大。報告發現,世界各地的加拿大專業音樂人平均每年表演87-96場次。2020年這個數字已降至8場。在接受調查的音樂人中,有超過一半的人沒有預定的演出,而有85%的人表示,如果沒有現場表演,他們將難以支付賬單。
    ◎這項研究顯示,演出所產生的收入平均資助到其他11.5人,包括樂團成員,經理經紀人,技術人員和其他行業工作。加拿大音樂顧問委員會主席兼藝術家(Miranda Mulholland)表示,由於許多人賴以生存的現場活動的限制,音樂人正在遭受嚴重的短期影響。雖然現場音樂對於加拿大的專業音樂人而言至關重要,無論是在經濟上還是創造力,但藝人們都對病毒的健康風險及其對其表演能力的影響深表憂慮。長遠來看,這種流行病從根本上改變了藝人謀生和創作音樂的方式。
    ◎許多現場活動已被取消或延後到2020年剩餘時間,一直到2021年。由於政府的持續限制及出於自身的考慮,表演者擔心演出會帶來健康風險,因此他們不希望很快回到舞台。
    ◎「Executive Officer & Chief Operating Officer」主席(Jackie Dean)說,對於許多人來說,這種大流行感覺是在謀生或維持家庭及親人安全之間的選擇。隨著政府逐步重新開放藝人的工作和表演的計劃,必須將藝人的擔憂納入流程。音樂人不僅擔心音樂會取消以及由於社會距離限制所帶來的財務影響,而且還擔心與大流行有關的健康風險。即使採取了安全預防措施,COVID-19的風險對於許多音樂家來說仍然太大,無法考慮在可預見的將來進行巡演。”

     

    詳細內文:

    An extensive new study shows just how much musicians are suffering from the coronavirus shutdown.
    The Abacus Data study commissioned by Music Canada looks at the growing impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on musicians due to the reduction in income and their ability to produce music that threatens their ability to survive.
    The report found that professional Canadian musicians perform, on average, 87-96 times a year across Canada and the world. That number has fallen to 8 shows in 2020.
    More than half of the musicians surveyed have no performances booked for the remainder of the year and 85% said that without live performances, they will have difficulty paying their bills.
    The damage goes well beyond the musicians surveyed.
    Revenue generated from performances also supports an average of 11.5 other people including band members, managers agents, technicians, and other industry jobs, according to the study.
    “the pandemic has fundamentally changed the way artists earn a living and create music”
    “Musicians are experiencing severe, short-term impacts due to the restrictions on live, in-person events that many of us rely on as a main source of income,” said Miranda Mulholland, Artist and Chair of Music Canada’s Advisory Council. “While live music is crucial to Canada’s professional musicians, both financially and as an outlet for their creativity, artists have strong concerns about the health risk of the virus and its impact on their ability to perform. And over the longer-term, the pandemic has fundamentally changed the way artists earn a living and create music.
    The Outlook for 2021 remains grim.
    Many live events have been cancelled or postponed for the remainder of 2020, and well into 2021. Musicians are not expecting a quick return to the stage because of continuing government restrictions, and for many- their own concerns of performing while the health risk of the virus remains.
    “As reopening begins and many focus on the impacts on businesses and the consumer experience, we asked artists’ how the pandemic is impacting them, and how they feel about performing again, after restrictions are lifted,” said Jackie Dean, Interim co-Chief Executive Officer & Chief Operating Officer. “What we hear is that for many, the pandemic feels like a choice that no one should have to make, a choice between earning a living or keeping family and loved ones safe. As governments move forward with plans to reopen the spaces artists work and perform, the concerns of artists must be included in the process.”
    “the risk of COVID-19 is still too great for many musicians to consider touring for the foreseeable future”
    “Not only are musicians anxious about the financial implications resulting from canceled concerts and impossible profit margins due to social distancing restrictions, they are also worried about the health risks associated with the pandemic,” continued Mulholland. “They are concerned about their families, their fans, audiences, and themselves. Even when safety precautions are being taken, the risk of COVID-19 is still too great for many musicians to consider touring for the foreseeable future.”

     

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