Hard-hit music industry, 1 of the most generous sectors during pandemic
Barbadian singer Rihanna arrives for The Fashion Awards at the Royal Albert Hall in Central London, Britain, 02 December 2019. EPA-EFE FILE/Will Oliver
Canadian singer Shawn Mendes (L) and Cuban-American singer-songwriter Camila Cabello pose in the press room during the 2019 American Music Awards at Microsoft Theater L.A. LIVE in Los Angeles, California, USA, 24 November 2019. EPA-EFE FILE/NINA PROMMER
Members of South Korean K-pop group BTS arrive at Incheon International Airport, west of Seoul, South Korea, 10 June 2019, following the band's European tour. EPA-EFE FILE/YONHAP SOUTH KOREA OUT
Although the music industry has been one of the hardest hit by the restrictions imposed to stem the coronavirus pandemic, it is proving one of the most generous, with the creation of funding to support the sector, concerts on social media networks and large donations to fight COVID-19.
Stephen Brooks, who after more than a decade in the industry created the online channel Latido Music, inspired by the early days of MTV, told EFE he had never felt so “proud” to be part of the global music family. EFE-EPA