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If David Crosby Worries About Losing His Home Because Of A Tour Cancellation, What Will Happen To The Rest Of The Music World?

David Crosby worries

David Crosby worries


Everyone is in quarantine, or at least should be, and we can say that we have no idea how long this will last. Every day we read the news and we get another possible extension of the epidemic: New York Governor Andrew Cuomo just said the current stay-at-home situation could last for up to nine months, but according to a 100-page federal plan obtained by the New York Times, ‘a federal government plan to combat the coronavirus warned policymakers last week that a pandemic ‘will last 18 months or longer’ and could include ‘multiple waves.’’

We were told weeks at the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic, but now we all know this is gonna last for months, several months, and when I see musicians rescheduling their April shows in September or November, I am thinking, they may have to cancel their gigs again? It is sadness and powerlessness everywhere I look on social media.

I keep thinking, it’s not gonna end well for a lot of artists, and this impression is just reinforced after reading this interview of David Crosby in GQ magazine. Crosby is basically stressed at the idea of the cancellation of his upcoming tours this summer: ‘I’m sitting here waiting for them to cancel all my tours this summer and put me in deep financial trouble,’ he declared to GQ. ‘Because, you know they don’t pay us for records anymore, right?’ he continued, ‘So touring is all we got. That’s really the only thing that we can do to make any money. And to lose it is just awful. I may—honest to God—I may lose my home. I don’t know what to do about it, except just try to roll with the punches and keep going. Truthfully, if I lose the tours, I probably will lose my home.’

Only April concerts have been canceled right now, but if the predictions are correct we may be at the peak of the pandemic in May in the US, so concerts in May-June will probably be canceled too.

‘I don’t know what’s going to happen. It’s strange. I mean, streaming doesn’t pay. It’s like you did your gig for a month and they gave you a nickel. That’s how it is. The streaming doesn’t pay us any money. So live is all we got. That’s it; that’s the only thing I get. And if I lose live, then I lose it all. I will lose my home, because I don’t have any savings. And that’s it. That’s what I’m dealing with,’ explained Crosby.

And I thought David Crosby of Crosby Stills and Nash fame was wealthy? He had already said he was not very rich in this 2014 interview, and even if he has a bit of money, the fact that an artist of his caliber and fame is worried about the future because he will probably have to cancel a tour, tells a lot about the situation of the music world right now. All we can do is buy merchandise and physical albums to support the artists we like and love, but it won’t certainly be enough while 70% of their revenue is gone for the rest of this year.

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