The global Coronavirus crisis has been especially difficult for musicians, because a large majority survived on what they earned from live gigs, and the pandemic has brought that source of income to an abrupt halt. So Thomann has decided to create the ‘Music Never Stops Festival’ to help musicians in these times of need.
Knowing that most festivals this year have had to be cancelled, Thomann want to create a virtual concert on the Internet, in which five bands or artists will be selected to play a 20-minute set, broadcast on the YouTube channel of the famous music store. The aim is to share music with hundreds of thousands of fans around the world, and also for the successful act to receive a thousand euros in cash, or the same amount in a voucher, to be able to spend in Thomann's store.
This is a great opportunity to make yourself known and receive some economic support in these hard times. To participate you have to fill in a form at this link and send a short audition tape in which your group shows what they are capable of. The deadline is 20 July 2020.
From Guitars Exchange we applaud initiatives like these, which seek to boost one of the things we love most, live music. Good luck to all participants!