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How to Apply for California Unemployment as a Gig Worker (aka Covid-19 Stimulus Pandemic Unemployment Assistance)

UPDATE (APRIL, 17) — It looks like the State of California Employment Development Department (EDD) has finally created a Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) website portal specific to gig workers / independent contractors! If you’re a self-employed / independent contractor, you can apply for PUA on Tuesday, April 28. According to Julie A. Su, California Labor […]

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Sandra Burciaga Olinger |
Hotel Cafe joins UnCancelled Music Fest featuring Madison Malone, MILCK, Rett Madison + more

The music industry and especially local, independent scenes have been badly wounded in the wake of the mandatory venue closures due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Live streaming has been an easy stopgap to reaching fans and soothing some understandable anxiety with music, but it doesn’t quite make up for tour cancellations. Now venues are able […]

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Coachella to premiere “20 years in the desert” documentary via YouTube, April 10

Coachella IRL may not not be happening this April due to the coronaviruspandemic, however; Couchella is game on! This morning, Coachella announced they will be premiering a look back at 20 years of Coachella. The Coachella documentary is “examined through the lens of rare footage, interviews, and performances from some of the most famous performers […]

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Grimy TV is back! Live Stream our Pandemic Sessions via Instagram

Live music in Los Angeles and abroad has been canceled indefinitely. It’s time we talk about it and deliver to you some of our favorite bands and artists. As I mentioned last week via Grimy Goods’ Instagram Stories, we’re going to be doing some new content to help artists through these tough times and that […]

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10 Ways To Support Independent Bands and the Independent Music Industry During Coronavirus — Covid-19 Financial Relief

UPDATE (March 26): Scroll down for he latest covid-19 unemployment relief and financial rebates for gig workers; as well as updated links / sources to financial aid relief and grants for those in the music industry. You can also visit this dedicated post about financial relief for gig workers and how to receive your $1200-$2400 […]

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5 Bands that Did Kate Bush Right with Their Covers of Running Up That Hill

There’s a reason why so many musicians cover Kate Bush’s iconic song “Running Up That Hill” — it’s a powerful, emotional number that really hits the soul. This song has been covered by numerous artists, spanning all genres. During these crazy times of the coronavirus pandemic, I think we all feel like we’re “running up […]

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Sandra Burciaga Olinger |
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10 Tips to Work From Home During Coronavirus, Covid-19 Pandemic

If you’re looking for tips and best practices for working-from-home during this coronavirus pandemic, I got you! I’ve been working from home since 2010. I pretty much have it down to a science; however, it wasn’t always that way. Working from home takes discipline, time management skills, prioritizing and a damn good espresso machine! For […]

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Goldenvoice officially announces Coachella & Stagecoach 2020 postponed due to coronavirus outbreak

As we previously reported, it looks like the rumors are true. Coachella 2020 has been officially been postponed until October due to the Corona Virus / COVID-19 outbreak. Hopefully, the new Coachella dates will take place Oct. 9, 10, and 11, and October 16, 17 and 18, 2020. Stagecoach will now take place Oct. 23, […]

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Sandra Burciaga Olinger |
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Don’t be surprised if Coachella gets canceled — 3 new cases of coronavirus in Coachella Valley

UPDATE: Coachella 2020 is postponed until October. Official Goldenvcoie / Coachella statement can be found here. UPDATE: Coachella might be postponed until October, 2020. There’s rumors floating around that Coachella 2020 is going to be canceled due to the coronavirus outbreak. Even our sources tell us that some serious executive conversations are being had right […]

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Best New Songs of February, 2020

Check out our favorite song released from February, 2020. 105 new songs from artists and bands including: Arlo Parks, Best Coast, Caribou, Clams Casion, DRAMA, Gordi, Ella M, Jay Som, La Dona, Lapsley, Moses Sumney, Sofie, TOPS, Torii Wolf, War Girl and more. Follow our Best New Song of the Month Spotify playlist for the latest in […]

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Sandra Burciaga Olinger |