New York, one of the greatest cities in the world with an unmatched musical legacy, is now facing one of its most difficult and expensive catastrophes in history. Of course, New York is also a major music industry hub, and home to a broad range of companies, associations, and groups. The short list includes A2IM, TuneCore, Harry Fox Agency (HFA), Glassnote Entertainment, Sony Music Entertainment, The Orchard, SoundExchange, Billboard, The Knitting Factory, Juilliard, Steve Gordon Law, NYU Steinhardt, CMJ, MTV, Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall… the list goes on and on. And, that list gets bigger when you consider the broader New York metropolitan area, New Jersey, Philadelphia, Boston, and the entire affected Eastern US. Most businesses in New York are currently shut down, though unfortunately business hasn’t stopped. Which means contingency plans, satellite offices, and emergency measures are underway.
If you’re a music company, artist, association, or venue based in New York or any affected city and you can get online, please keep us updated on your status, contingency plans, or other important information. Or, just let the industry know you’re okay.
Thanks, the entire global music industry is rooting for you.