I've noticed this too. There's little chance of that being financially worth the effort. I also don't foresee many people paying to stream a cover band in an empty club.we've got some players around here doing "shows" on Facebook live and hoping for tips. One of the clubs here lets a band play to an empty house and the show it live. not sure how profitable that is for them.
I don't see it. I do see some areas dependent on entertainment / tourism attempting a return soon. And there may be some success. But I don't see areas where entertainment was already marginal getting back to that marginal any time soon. It's a new normal that we're just not going to be able to do much about regarding crowds in small places in the coming year or two.Live music again 2021? Boy I hope not
Where are you located?I'm lucky enough to play at a couple of really good restaurants. Even when following all guidelines (distanced tables, reduced capacity, etc.), they are able bring in revenue. As such, I've been gigging every Friday since early June and one Saturday. One of the restaurants said that they are doing just as much business over a week as they did in the past; it's just spread out over the days compared to before. They'd typically have a few busy nights and few slow nights, but now, every day is about the same (i.e., running at 50% occupancy, but every table reserved).