Classical Notes: How to save composers from the coronavirus wrecking ball

Moves are afoot to shield Irish musicians from at least some of the devastating economic effects of the Covid-19 crisis

3rd May, 2020
Classical Notes: How to save composers from the coronavirus wrecking ball
Music organisations are working hard to find ways to help musicians earn a living while concerts can’t go ahead

“It’s like we were hit by a wrecking ball and smashed into smithereens, but we must somehow put our whole business act back together again,” said Linda O’Shea Farren of the Contemporary Music Centre (CMC).

O’Shea Farren is information officer for an organisation that represents a whole swathe of contemporary musicians across Ireland. CMC recently sent a list of measures to culture minister Josepha Madigan on...

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