COVID-19: International touring artists

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Showcase festivals and conferences updates

Ascap Experience – canceled (https://ascapexperience.com/)
Atlantic Music Expo – postponed (http://www.atlanticmusicexpo.com/coronavirus.php)
℅ Pop
– postponed to October (https://c-o-pop.de/en/festival/news/item/co-pop-festival-convention-provide-information-on-the-latest-developments-concerning-the-corona-virus-covid-19)
Canadian Music Week – postponed, new dates: Sept, 8-13 / Conference – Sept, 9-11 (https://cmw.net)
Classical:Next – postponed (https://www.classicalnext.com/net/piranha_arts_1/news/covid_19_letter_to)
DIY Musician conference – no updates
Enea Spring Break
– going on as planned (https://www.facebook.com/SpringBreakShowcase/posts/2798476663606109)
Focus Wales – postponed, new dates: Oct, 7-10
IMS Ibiza – no updates
jazzahead – canceled and postponed. Jazzhead! 2021 will take place from April 29 – Mai 2, 2021 .
Liverpool Sound City – no updates
m4music – canceled (https://www.m4music.ch/en/services/news/festival-update)
Mastering the Music Business – canceled (https://www.facebook.com/MasteringTheMusicBusiness/posts/1200460536952210)
Medimex – postponed (https://www.medimex.it/)
Midem – canceled (instead Midem Digital Edition, Jun, 2-5, https://www.midem.com/en-gb.html)
MIL Lisboa – canceled (https://millisboa.com/mil/announcement/)
MUSEXPO – postponed (https://www.musexpo.net/musexpoLA20/)
New Skool Rules – going on as planned (https://www.newskoolrules.com/coronavirus-information/)
Operadagen Rotterdam – canceled
Primavera Pro – postponed until 2021, new date: Jun, 2-6 (https://www.primaverasound.com/en/news/actualizacion-primavera-sound-barcelona-2020-y-nos-primavera-sound-2020)
Printemps de Bourges – no updates
Sharpe Festival – postponed, new date: Sep, 4-5 (https://sharpe.sk/)
Spot Festival – canceled (https://www.spotfestival.dk/2020/03/20/spot-2020-aflyser-flere-spot-aktiviteter-soeges-gennemfoert-hen-over-sommer-og-efteraar-en/)
SXSW – canceled (https://www.sxsw.com/2020-event-update/)
Tallinn Music Week – postponed (https://tmw.ee/2020/03/the-international-new-music-festival-and-conference-tmw-is-postponed-until-august-the-new-dates-are-26-30-august/)
The Great Escape – canceled https://greatescapefestival.com/coronavirus-update/
Westway LAB – postponed, new dates: Oct, 14-17 (https://westwaylabfestival.com/)
Wide Days – no updates
Miami Music Week / Winter Music Conference – postponed (https://wintermusicconference.com/official-notice/)

First published: March 12, 2pm.


Information on COVID-19

World Health Organization: www.who.int

SOURCES AND TRAVEL ADVICE

Quick overview on the current situation in other EU countries www.europeanmusic.eu

AUSTRIA
Austria Embassies and representations worldwide: www.bmeia.gv.at
FAQ for the situation in Austria can be found here: Ministry of Health
Ministry of Foreign Affairs: Travel information (only in German), Einreise und Aufenthalt (only in German)

BELGIUM
Federal government Official Website

ESTONIA
National Health Board 
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
National broadcasting

FINLAND
Institute of Health and Welfare
Instructions for passengers arriving in Finland https://thl.fi/en/

FRANCE
French Government Official Website

GERMANY
Daily updates on the coronavirus by the German Ministry of Health
FAQs for the situation in Germany can be found here (only in German)
Travel information (only in German)
FAQs: Robert Koch Institut (only in German)

GREECE
Greek Government Official Website

HUNGARY
Hungarian Government Official Website
US Embassy of Hungary

IRELAND
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Ministry of Health
Culture Ireland

ITALY
Ministry of Foreign Affairs www.esteri.itwww.viaggiaresicuri.it
Italian Government Official Website
Ministry of Health www.salute.gov.it

LATVIA
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Ministry of Health
Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (SPKC)

LITHUANIA
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Lithuanian Government Official Website
Ministry of Health
National Preparedness for Emergencies in Lithuania

LUXEMBOURG
Luxembourg Government Official Website

NETHERLANDS
Government of the Netherlands

POLAND
General Sanitary Office Official Website

PORTUGAL
General Directorate of Health Official Website

SLOVAKIA
US Embassy of Slovakia
Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Slovak Republic

SLOVENIA
Slovenian Government Official Website

SPAIN
Ministry of Health Official Website

SPAIN
Ministry of Health  Official Website
Balearic Islands

SWITZERLAND
Federal Office of Public Health Official Website
Recommendations for travellers
How to protect yourself and others

UNITED KINGDOM
United Kingdom Government Official Website
Travel Advice
UK Government’s coronavirus action plan (PDF)

USA
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
U.S. DEPARTMENT of STATE — BUREAU of CONSULAR AFFAIRS
The White House


COVID-19: Update for artists with international tours and festivals in spring 2020

Anyone involved in international tours and festivals in the next weeks should regularly check official Government news sources for the respective countries (see links below). Stay in touch with Austrian representations in the country you are performing in and register with the BMEIA in case of emergency: www.bmeia.gv.at

Familiarise yourself with the latest information available about coronavirus (COVID-19) and be able to make informed decisions about your planned travel.

Please be aware of the rapidly changing event regulations in different European countries. Find a list of cancellations or postponed dates for major music business platforms and showcase festivals below.

Make sure to check your travel/cancellation insurance as well as your performance contracts thoroughly. In case of event cancellations please get in touch for an individual assessment and check for existing emergency funding options available for musicians. Showcase and tour funding cases will be assessed case by case until further notice.

[Update March 12, 2:30pm].