+++UPDATE: China, Italy and South Korea: How Will Artists Survive the Pandemic?

Image from Shanghai Community Radio

In online publication Talkhouse, – an outlet for musicians, actors, filmmakers- artist John Colpitts talks to musicians from China, Italy, and South Korea about life in lockdown, the unique scenarios they’ve lived through, and what their experiences might have to teach us a few weeks later.

An interesting point to consider comes from South Korea, who up until Sunday March 22, had no official shut down of live performances or gatherings. The audiences decreased but the performers were still paid their fees. This is because the South Korean health institute was extremely thorough with testing and the digital tracking of the disease.

“The South Korean music economy was able to walk this razor’s edge between closure and partial openness through heavily investing in data and tracking. ”

John Colpitts, Talkhouse

Head to Talkhouse to read the full feature.