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From stats site FiveThirtyEight: Coronavirus will change how we vote in 2020 and beyond
Songwriters, along with others in the music gig economy (road crew, technicians, etc.), are eligible for grants and loans as part of the government’s $2 trillion coronavirus relief package.
The state of Tennessee has financial aid available for certain families who lost employment or at least 50% of earned income due to COVID-19. Income restrictions apply and you must have been employed as of March 11. This aid is supplemental to any unemployment benefits you receive.
Mempho Music Fest, which normally happens out at Shelby Farms in October, is postponing to 2021, not wanting to compete with Beale Street Music Fest which should be scheduled for around the same time frame.
Interesting: Why you can smell rain
Careful: Remote work apps like Slack, Google Hangouts, and Zoom may be spying on you
By the way, I hear that some companies are requiring remote employees’ webcams to be turned on the entire workday. That is so fucking stupid, such an unnecessary invasion of privacy. If any of you find yourselves in that boat, I’d advise you to make a note to find another job as soon as the economy improves. When a manager does not trust the very employees he/she hired, that says a lot more about the manager than it does the employees.
That Justise Winslow link is time-sensitive, so I’m going to go ahead and hit Publish and start a new post. Back later with more news.