Jetlag The Podcast: 90% of Music Venues are at risk of closing in the U.S.A.

In the second episode of Jetlag’s second season, Andrew Smith and Larry Heath sit down with Kodi McKinney from Marauder, a boutique music marketing firm with a focus on developing emerging talent within North America.

While he was at home in New York, we talked about how the Covid-19 Pandemic is affecting live music venues – with McKinney revealing that up to 90% of U.S. locations are at risk of closing due to their inability to operate.

In some cases – like with Boston’s iconic Great Scott (pictured), which has closed after 44 years in operations – it’s already too late.

We ask why this is the case, what can be done to help and what NIVA (the National Independent Venue Association) are doing amidst all of it.

Watch the episode above, or listen to the full episode on the official Jetlag website HERE, on Spotify or on Apple Podcasts.

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