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Is The Return of Summer Music Festivals a Reality?

Live Nation CEO Michael Rapino believes large music festivals are closer to returning. He said that “a clear outline to a 75% to 100%” capacity for outdoor U.S. events in 2021 was looking likely to be green-lit.”

Rapino said, “We think we’re better off waiting for a high bar capacity moment in most of the states to ramp up and talk to the artists about getting paid properly.”

The British government will allow large music events in the U.K. to resume at 100% capacity beginning on June 21. The Reading & Leeds festival, scheduled for August 27 and 29 is already sold out. The Creamfields fest Aug. 26 to 29, also sold 70,000 tickets in 48 hours.

We might have certain states that might not be ready, but we have enough states and enough artists willing to play the open slots if we get to that level in the right markets,” Rapino said. “So as long as these states open up to the right capacities, we can start in midsummer and in the southern U.S. we can go all the way into November.”

Every day we seem to have a new state or country talking about when they’ll open up, so we’re feeling more optimistic than we were a month ago. Lots of artists are calling, looking at how we start up in July, August, September. So for right now, we still believe we’ll have enough open in the U.K., Australia, Canada and the U.S. to keep what we have on the books in amphitheaters booked for now.”

As of now, the vaccine + herd immunity is starving covid. Hospitalizations, new cases, and deaths have fallen off a cliff. Some medical experts have said Covid could be nearly gone by April.

There is reason to think the country is racing toward an extremely low level of infection. As more people have been infected, most of whom have mild or no symptoms, there are fewer Americans left to be infected. At the current trajectory, I expect Covid will be mostly gone by April, allowing Americans to resume normal life. (WSJ)

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Look out for LA’s Dylan Dunlap and the new song release Soldier On.

“I am willing to soldier on and fight the voices in my head telling me I’m not enough because I know that somebody loves me, my heart, and even my mind” shares Dylan.

The singer songwriter cites Coldplay and Mumford & Sons as influences. He supported OneRepublic at the sold-out Stadium of Fire event in Provo, UT while releasing his first-ever original “Microphones & Lights,” and toured across the US and the UK. Dylan released the single “If That’s Alright’ that clocked over 20 million streams. He’s landed on Spotify’s Chill Hits among others.

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Charlotte Sands releases the uptempo pop rocker Special. You’ll like if you love the 2000’s pop punk emo scene and some of the electro pop contemporary artists.

“This is a song about a guy I was seeing who, immediately after telling me how ‘special’ I was, told me that he didn’t want to date me and that we should just be friends. I drove home that night and started to realize how many times I had been called “special” over the years by guys that ended up not wanting to be in a relationship with me, and I wrote “I’m so sick of being special” in my notes” shares Charlotte Sands

The 24 year old first made waves in December when her previous song release Dress went viral on TikTok in December. The ACLU posted “Dress” as one of the organization’s top songs for 2020, and included it on their Year in Review playlist. She landed on Spotify’s Fresh Finds Pop, Pumped Pop and All New Rock.

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Drew Trosclair signed a publishing deal with Warner Chappell Music for co-writing the viral song “!**!#…In Dallas” performed by Trey Lewis. The track hit #1 on the Billboard Country Chart. Released in December, the song quickly jumped to Number One on the iTunes chart and was dominate on TikTok. In the pic celebrating are Drew Trosclair and Lawyer Dan Friedman.

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You serve me and I’ll serve you

Pat The Manager served his former artist Chance The Rapper a million dollar lawsuit for breach of contract back in December. Now, Chance The Rapper cameback with a lawsuit of his own and is suing Pat The Manager.

Pat The Manager claimed he was entitled to 15% of net profits from the rappers merch, tours, song streams, and endorsements. Chance and his lawyers do not deny that in their lawsuit, but they did say the manager isn’t owed millions. The rapper claims the former manager abandoned his management responsibilities, delegated his responsibilities to his employees so he could spend more time pursuing his own separate interests and other businesses.

Overall, Chance is suing Pat The Manager for breach of contract and is asking for at least $1 million. The lawsuit mirror the million dollar lawsuit the manager served the rapper. This is a “you serve me, I’ll serve you scenario”. This will be up to the court now. Pat The Manager has denied the allegations, and called the claims baseless.

Sue Me, You Sue Blues
And you serve me and I’ll serve you
Swing your partners, all get screwed
Bring your lawyer and I’ll bring mine
Get together and we could have a bad time
— George Harrison

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