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Isolation and no competition a boost for WA’s music industry amid coronavirus – ABC News

For Western Australia’s live music scene, a lack of national and international tours — combined with the state’s relative freedom from lockdowns to date — has provided…



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COVID-19 has provided a silver lining for WA musicians and audiences as more local artists take the stage, filling the gaps left by a lack of national and international tours.
Key points:

  • WA’s live music scene has been hit by cancelled shows and tours
  • However, the industry says it’s helped artists at the start of their careers
  • Scaled-back social distancing rules have allowed local artists to sell out shows

In fact, Kojonup rock duo Old Mervs reckon 2020 was their best year yet.
Drummer Henry Carrington-Jones…

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