The business of live music at this point in the pandemic
May 7, 2021

The business of live music at this point in the pandemic

People whose jobs depend on performing in front of crowds are among the many trying to figure out when the time is right to get back to it as vaccinations take hold. Plus, news that exports from China are up, as recovery takes hold in the U.S. and COVID slows factory production in India. And, new CDC guidelines to get the cruise industry sailing again.

Segments From this episode

Cruise lines could offer free trial voyages to test safety

May 7, 2021
U.S. cruise ships are one step closer to setting sail again.
An aerial view from a drone shows Royal Caribbean’s Navigator of the Sea cruise ship docked at PortMiami on March 02, 2021 in Miami, Florida.
Joe Raedle/Getty Images

"Things Come Around" for rock band Guster after a year of canceled tours

May 7, 2021
Adam Gardner, guitarist and founding member of Guster, talks about how the pandemic changed life for touring musicians.
Despite canceling its remaining 2020 shows, Guster eventually did one socially distanced concert last summer and captured that experience via a short documentary, "Things Come Around."
Justin P. Goodhart

Music from the episode

Cruise Astronautica

The team

Victoria Craig Host, BBC
Stephen Ryan Senior Producer, BBC
Jonathan Frewin Producer, BBC
Daniel Shin Producer
Jay Siebold Technical Director
Brian Allison Engineer
Meredith Garretson Morbey Senior Producer
Erika Soderstrom Producer
Rose Conlon Producer
Alex Schroeder Producer