A New Paradigm of Engagement for the Socially Distanced Artist

Richard Frenneaux, Andy Bennett

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COVID-19 has presented many challenges to the music industry and to artists who rely on live music not only as a source of revenue but also as an integral part of their release strategy and audience engagement. It is important to examine the modalities of artistic expression when faced with a new “socially distant” paradigm. This article describes how, while many of the platforms used by independent artists have been in place for years, the COVID pandemic is promoting further disruptive innovation from a technological perspective to meet consumer demand and a deeper and more engaging method of expression cultivated by artists when working remotely from their audience.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)65-75
Number of pages11
JournalRock Music Studies
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2021
Externally publishedYes


  • COVID-19
  • Internet
  • live music
  • music artist
  • music industry
  • platform

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Music


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