After a couple of months on planing, the IASPM event I organised on the impacts of Covid-19 on the European Music Industries took place yesterday. The event featured six speakers, from Wales, England, Germany, Norway and the Netherlands.
In July 2020, Professor Paul Carr of University of South Wales was commissioned by the Welsh Parliament to create a report examining the music industries in Wales hit by Covid-19 in Wales. Many of his findings may be very interesting starting points for a discussion in other small nations.
Based on the locational data of various smartphones and application data, we know that people spend 10-15% more time at home since January, and 40-50% less in their workplaces. Similar data is available for other locations.