Sofar Sounds launched its new Listening Room
today as part of its effort to support its global community of thousands of independent artists during the pandemic. Without being able to play shows, these artists are facing an unprecedented time of financial hardship and uncertainty. The Listening Room will feature live stream performances, video premieres and conversations with artists. Shows started today with a live performance from Sofar alumni Samiere (LA) at 3 pm EST and will continue with a live performance from The Book & The Bluff (Nashville) at 7 pm EST.
Music fans can show their support for artists by donating directly to the live stream performer or to the Sofar Sounds Global Artist Fund, benefiting artists who rely the most on Sofar shows for live performance income. 100% of the money donated will be distributed to artists.
Earlier this week, Sofar Sounds announced plans to pay advances to artists for canceled shows. More information on that can be found HERE.