Most industry gatherings are on hold.

At this point pretty much everything involving gathering people has been suspended, postponed, or canceled. Here’s a sampling:

  • The Worldwide Radio Summit 2020
  • Musexpo Creative Summit 2020
  • The Broadcasters Foundation of America announced that it was suspending its annual breakfast and charity golf tournament, which in past years has abutted the NAB Show in April.
  • Radiodays Europe has postponed its event “due to the increasing health risks in many countries associated with Coronavirus Covid-19.”
  • The “ASCAP Experience,” set for early April in Los Angeles, has been canceled “out of consideration for the health and safety of our members and all other participants.”
  • The Winter Music Conference, an annual electronic music gathering held in March in Miami Beach, FL, has been canceled for this year “due to the Florida Governors declaration of a public health emergency.”
  • The Coachella and Stagecoach music festivals are moving from April to October “in an attempt to prevent the cancellation of both events over the Coronavirus outbreak.”
  • The SXSW (South by Southwest) music festival held every year in Austin, TX in March has canceled this year’s event—or, more accurately, has been canceled. But Festival organizers have released the statement saying, “the City of Austin has canceled the March dates for SXSW… SXSW will faithfully follow the City’s directions.”
  • The Academy of Country Music was, until yesterday, insisting they would be going forward with the 2020 ACM Awards in Las Vegas in early April. Now, they’ve caved.