Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the music industry

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The COVID-19 pandemic has had a significant impact on the music industry, mirroring its impacts across all arts sectors. Numerous music events, including music festivals, concert tours, and award shows, have been cancelled or postponed. While some musicians and composers were able to use the time to create new works, there were flow-on effects on the many supporting people who relied on performers for their income.[1] Various album releases have been delayed as well.[2][3][4] Pollstar estimated the total lost revenue for the live music industry in 2020 at more than $30 billion.[5]

Music events

Many concert tours,[6] music festivals, and other events have been canceled or postponed.[7][8]

Impacted music festivals

Festival Location Details Source
80/35 Music Festival Western Gateway Park, Des Moines, Iowa, U.S. 2020 edition cancelled. [9]
Afro Nation Puerto Rico Balneario de Carolina, Carolina, Puerto Rico 2020 edition cancelled. [10]
All Points East Victoria Park, London, England 2020 edition cancelled. [9]
Asunciónico Jockey Club, Asunción, Paraguay Postponed until late 2020. [11]
Bassinthegrass Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia Rescheduled to May 15, 2021. [12]
BBC Radio 1's Big Weekend Camperdown Park, Dundee, Scotland 2020 edition cancelled. [13]
Beale Street Music Festival Tom Lee Park, Memphis, Tennessee, U.S. Postponed. Rescheduled to October 16–18, 2020. [14]
Beyond Wonderland NOS Events Center, San Bernardino, California, U.S. 2020 edition cancelled. [15]
Big Ears Festival Knoxville, Tennessee, U.S. 2020 edition cancelled. [16]
Billboard LatinFest+ Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S. 2020 event cancelled. Winners announced online on May 18, 2020. [17]
Bonnaroo Music Festival Great Stage Park, Manchester, Tennessee, U.S. Rescheduled to September 24–27, 2020. [18]
Boomtown Matterley Estate, Winchester, Hampshire, England 2020 edition cancelled. [19]
Boston Calling Music Festival Harvard Athletic Complex, Boston, Massachusetts, U.S. 2020 edition cancelled. [20]
BottleRock Napa Valley Napa Valley Expo, Napa, California, U.S. Postponed. Rescheduled to October 2–4, 2020. [16]
The BPM Festival: Miami The Lawn at Island Gardens, Miami, Florida, U.S. Postponed until further notice. [9]
British Summer Time Hyde Park, London, England 2020 edition cancelled. [21]
BUKU Music + Art Project Festival Mardi Gras World, New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S. 2020 edition cancelled [22]
Bunbury Music Festival Sawyer Point Park & Yeatman's Cove, Cincinnati, Ohio, U.S. 2020 edition cancelled. [16]
Burger Boogaloo Mosswood Park, Oakland, California, U.S. Rescheduled to October 31 to November 1, 2020. [9]
Byron Bay Bluesfest Byron Bay, New South Wales, Australia 2020 edition cancelled. [23]
C2C: Country to Country The O2 Arena, London, England and The SSE Hydro, Glasgow, Scotland
3Arena, Dublin, Ireland
Postponed. Rescheduled to March 12–14, 2021. [10]
California Roots Music and Arts Festival Monterey County Fairgrounds, Monterey, California, U.S. Rescheduled to October 9–11, 2020. [24]
Calle Ocho Festival Little Havana, Miami, Florida, U.S. 2020 edition cancelled. [25]
Cape Town International Jazz Festival Cape Town, South Africa 2020 edition postponed for the foreseeable future. [26]
CMA Music Festival Nashville, Tennessee, U.S. 2020 edition cancelled. [27]
CMC Rocks QLD Willowbank Raceway, Ipswich, Queensland, Australia 2020 edition cancelled. [16]
Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival Empire Polo Club, Indio, California, U.S. Initially rescheduled to October 9–11 and October 16–18, 2020, and later cancelled. [28]
Dark Mofo Hobart, Tasmania, Australia 2020 edition cancelled. [16]
Download Festival Australia Melbourne Showgrounds, Melbourne, Victoria and The Domain, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia 2020 event cancelled. [29]
Download Festival Japan Chiba City and Osaka, Japan Postponed until further notice. [30]
Download Festival UK Donington Park, Derbyshire, England Postponed. Rescheduled to June 4–6, 2021. [31]
Eden Festival Raehills Meadows, Moffat, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland 2020 edition cancelled [32]
Dreamville Festival Dorothea Dix Park, Raleigh, North Carolina, U.S. 2020 edition cancelled. [33]
Electric Daisy Carnival Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S. Postponed. Rescheduled to October 2–4, 2020. [34]
Epicenter Charlotte Motor Speedway, Concord, North Carolina, U.S. 2020 edition cancelled. [35]
Essence Music Festival Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S. 2020 edition cancelled. [16][36]
Estéreo Picnic Festival Bogotá, Colombia Postponed. Rescheduled to December 4–6, 2020. [37]
Firefly Music Festival The Woodlands of Dover International Speedway, Dover, Delaware, U.S. 2020 edition cancelled. [16]
Flow Festival Suvilahti, Helsinki, Finland 2020 edition cancelled. [38]
Forecastle Festival Louisville Waterfront Park, Louisville, Kentucky, U.S. 2020 edition cancelled. [39]
Gathering of the Juggalos Nelson Kennedy Ledges State Park, Garrettsville, Ohio, U.S. 2020 edition cancelled. [40]
Glastonbury Festival Pilton, Somerset, England 2020 and 2021 edition cancelled. [41][42]
Governors Ball Music Festival Randalls Island, New York City, New York, U.S. 2020 edition cancelled. [16]
Hammersonic Festival Carnaval Beach Ancol, Jakarta, Indonesia Rescheduled to January 15–17, 2021. [43]
Hangout Music Festival Gulf Shores, Alabama, U.S. 2020 edition cancelled. [44]
Isle of Wight Festival Seaclose Park, Newport, Isle of Wight, England 2020 edition cancelled. [16]
Istanbul International Jazz Festival Istanbul, Turkey Postponed until further notice. [45]
Killin Music Festival Killin, Scotland Postponed to June 18–20, 2021. [46]
Knockengorroch Galloway, Scotland Postponed to September 10–13, 2020. [47]
Korea Times Music Festival Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles, California, U.S. Postponed to October 23–25, 2020. [48]
La Linea – The London Latin Music Festival London, England Rescheduled to September 4–October 19, 2020. [16]
Life Is Beautiful Music & Art Festival Downtown Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S. 2020 edition cancelled. [49]
Lightning in a Bottle Buena Vista Lake, California, U.S. 2020 edition cancelled. Virtual festival [50][51]
Lockn' Festival Oak Ridge Farm, Arrington, Virginia, U.S. Rescheduled to October 1–3, 2021. [52]
Lollapalooza Argentina Hipódromo de San Isidro, Buenos Aires, Argentina Rescheduled to November 27–29, 2020. [53]
Lollapalooza Brazil Autódromo de Interlagos, São Paulo, Brazil Rescheduled to December 4–6, 2020. [54]
Lollapalooza Chile O'Higgins Park, Santiago, Chile Rescheduled to November 27–29, 2020. [53]
Longitude Festival Marlay Park, Dublin, Ireland 2020 edition cancelled. [55]
Lowlands Biddinghuizen, Netherlands 2020 edition cancelled. [56]
Lost & Found Festival St. Paul's Bay, Malta 2020 edition cancelled [57]
March Madness Music Festival Centennial Olympic Park, Atlanta, Georgia, U.S. Music festival coinciding with the 2020 NCAA Division I men's basketball tournament cancelled following the tournament's cancellation. [10]
Mawazine Rabat, Morocco 2020 edition cancelled. [58]
Melbourne Jazz Festival Melbourne, Victoria, Australia 2020 edition cancelled. [16]
Meltdown Festival Southbank Centre, London, England 2020 edition cancelled. [9]
Mission Creek Festival Englert Theatre, Iowa City, Iowa, U.S. 2020 edition cancelled. [10]
Montreal Jazz Festival Montreal, Quebec, Canada 2020 edition cancelled. [9]
Montreux Jazz Festival Montreux, Switzerland 2020 edition cancelled. [59]
Mountain Jam Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, Bethel, New York, U.S. 2020 edition cancelled. [16]
Movement Electronic Music Festival Philip A. Hart Plaza, Detroit, Michigan, U.S. Postponed. Rescheduled to September 11–13, 2020. [60]
MusicNOW Festival Cincinnati, Ohio, U.S. 2020 edition cancelled. [9]
New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S. 2020 edition canceled. [61]
Newport Folk Festival Fort Adams State Park, Newport, Rhode Island, U.S. 2020 edition canceled. [62]
Newport Jazz Festival Fort Adams State Park, Newport, Rhode Island, U.S. 2020 edition canceled. [62]
Ojai Music Festival Ojai, California, U.S. 2020 edition cancelled. [63]
Oslo Sommertid Bjølsenfeltet, Oslo, Norway 2020 edition cancelled. [64]
Ottawa Jazz Festival Ottawa, Ontario, Canada 2020 edition cancelled. [9]
Pal Norte Fundidora Park, Monterrey, Nuevo León, Mexico 2020 edition cancelled. [65]
Parklife Festival Heaton Park, Manchester, England 2020 edition cancelled. [9]
Primavera Sound Barcelona Parc del Fòrum, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain 2020 edition cancelled. [16]
Primavera Sound Porto Parque da Cidade, Porto, Portugal 2020 edition cancelled. [66]
Pulp Summer Slam Mall of Asia Arena, Bay City, Pasay, Philippines 2020 edition cancelled. [67]
Rakrakan Festival CCP Open Grounds, Pasay, Philippines Originally rescheduled to April 25, 2020, and then postponed until further notice. [68]
Rock am Ring Nürburgring, Nürburg, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany 2020 edition cancelled. [69]
Rock im Park Zeppelinfeld, Nuremberg, Bavaria, Germany 2020 edition cancelled. [69]
Rock in Rio Bela Vista Park, Lisbon, Portugal Rescheduled to June 19–20 and June 26–27, 2021 [70]
Rock the Ocean's Tortuga Music Festival Fort Lauderdale Beach Park, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, U.S. Rescheduled to October 2–4, 2020 [16]
Rock Werchter Festivalpark, Werchter, Belgium 2020 edition cancelled. [71]
Roskilde Festival Roskilde, Denmark 2020 edition cancelled. [72]
Shambhala Salmo, British Columbia, Canada 2020 edition cancelled. [73]
Snowbombing Mayrhofen, Tyrol, Austria 2020 edition cancelled. [74]
Sónar Hong Kong Hong Kong Science Park, Tai Po, New Territories, Hong Kong Postponed until further notice. [75]
South by Southwest Austin, Texas, U.S. 2020 edition cancelled. [76]
Splendour in the Grass North Byron Parklands, Yelgun, New South Wales, Australia Rescheduled to October 23–25, 2020. [77]
Stagecoach Festival Empire Polo Club, Indio, California, U.S. Initially rescheduled to October 23–25, 2020, and later cancelled. [28]
Summerfest Henry Maier Festival Park, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, U.S. Rescheduled to September 3–5, 10–12, and 17–19, 2020, then cancelled. [78][79]
SunFest West Palm Beach, Florida, U.S. 2020 edition cancelled. [80]
Tallinn Music Week Tallinn, Estonia Rescheduled to August 2020. [34]
Texas Music Revolution Amphitheater at Oak Point Park, Plano, Texas, U.S. Postponed. Rescheduled to July 31 and August 1, 2020. [16]
Tomorrowland Boom, Antwerp, Belgium 2020 edition cancelled. [81]
Tomorrowland Winter Alpe d'Huez, France 2020 edition cancelled. [82]
Towersey Festival Thame, Oxfordshire, England 2020 edition cancelled. [83]
Treefort Music Fest Boise, Idaho, U.S. Postponed. Rescheduled to September 23–27, 2020. [84]
Ultra Music Festival Bayfront Park, Miami, Florida, U.S. 2020 edition cancelled. [85]
Ultra Abu Dhabi Du Arena, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates 2020 edition cancelled. [16]
Wacken Open Air Wacken, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany 2020 edition cancelled. [69]
Wanderland Music and Arts Festival Filinvest City Event Grounds, Muntinlupa, Philippines Postponed until further notice. [86]
Waterfront Blues Festival Tom McCall Waterfront Park, Portland, Oregon, U.S. 2020 edition cancelled. [87]
Welcome to Rockville Daytona International Speedway, Daytona Beach, Florida, U.S. 2020 edition cancelled. [88]
WOMAD Charlton Park Charlton Park, Malmesbury, Wiltshire, England 2020 edition cancelled. [89]
WOO HAH! Safaripark Beekse Bergen, Hilvarenbeek, Netherlands Rescheduled to July 9–11, 2021. [90]
CAO MEI! SHANG HAI , China CANCELLED 【91】
DAO TIAN! ZHENGZHOU,CHINA Rescheduled to unknown time 【92】

Impacted music conferences

Name Location Details Source
ASCAP Experience InterContinental Los Angeles Downtown, Los Angeles, California, U.S. 2020 edition cancelled. [16]
FastForward Studios 301, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia 2020 edition cancelled. [16]
International Music Summit Ibiza, Balearic Islands, Spain Postponed until further notice. Virtual version of the event will take place. [16]
Midem Palais des Festivals et des Congrès, Cannes, France 2020 edition moved online. [16]
Music Biz 2020 JW Marriott Nashville, Nashville, Tennessee, U.S. Postponed. Rescheduled to August 16–19, 2020. [16]
Winter Music Conference Miami, Florida, U.S. Postponed until further notice. [91]

Impacted concert performances

Artist Venue Details Source
Bad Bunny Hiram Bithorn Stadium, San Juan, Puerto Rico Rescheduled to October 30 and 31, 2020. [16]
Car Seat Headrest Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, North Adams, Massachusetts, U.S. Rescheduled to September 4, 2020. [16]
Charli XCX El Plaza Condesa, Mexico City, Mexico Rescheduled to October 21, 2020. [10]
Chris Tomlin Bridgestone Arena, Nashville, Tennessee, U.S. Tomlin's annual "Good Friday Nashville" concert postponed. [16]
Ciara USO Fort Hood, Killeen, Texas, U.S. Postponed until further notice. [16]
Glass Animals Neumos, Seattle, Washington, U.S. Concert cancelled. [16]
Josh Groban Radio City Music Hall, New York City, New York, U.S. Groban's "Great Big Radio City Show" postponed to October 5, 2020. [16]
Juanes Movistar Arena, Bogotá, Colombia Juanes' "Para Todos" show postponed until further notice. [16]
Liam Gallagher Heaton Park, Manchester, England Concert cancelled. [92]
Mariah Carey Neal S. Blaisdell Center, Honolulu, Hawaii, U.S. Postponed to November 28, 2020. [16]

Impacted concert tours

Tour Artist Details Source
11:11 World Tour Maluma Select dates of the European leg postponed until further notice. [16]
20th Anniversary Tour Murder by Death All spring dates postponed until further notice. [93]
2020 Tour Against Me! Spring tour dates and summer co-headlining tour with Baroness both canceled [94]
2020 Tour Bon Jovi Tour cancelled. [95]
2020 Tour Bhad Bhabie Tour cancelled. [96]
2020 Tour Dev Hynes North American shows postponed. [10]
2020 Tour Disclosure European shows postponed. [10]
2020 Tour Iggy Pop Shows in Montpellier and Besançon cancelled. Shows in Monaco, Marseille, Lyon, Strasbourg, and Nantes rescheduled to September 2020. [10]
2020 Tour Maroon 5 Final two shows of the South American leg and all shows in the North American leg has been rescheduled to both from the 2021 Tour and the 2022 World Tour, respectively. Maroon 5 has already concluded nine shows in South America. [97][98]
2020 Tour Matchbox Twenty Tour cancelled, with the rescheduled dates will be billed as the 2021 Tour. [99]
2020 Tour Tones and I European shows postponed until further notice. Australian shows rescheduled to September 2020. [10][100]
2020 Tour Pixies Shows in Brisbane, Sydney, and Perth postponed until further notice. [10]
2020 Tour Umphrey's McGee Various dates, including spring concerts in California, Indiana, and Missouri were postponed to the fall. The band's Rockjavik event in Iceland was also postponed. [101][102][103]
2020 Tour Lea Salonga Shortly after performing in Dubai, the North American tour was postponed, then again postponed to Fall 2021, and finally to Spring 2022. The postponed tour was later renamed The Dream Again Tour and a UK leg was added. [104][105][106][107][108][109]
2020 Monsta X World Tour Monsta X North American leg postponed until further notice. [110]
2020 North American Tour Mandy Moore Tour cancelled. [111][112]
2021 Tour Matchbox Twenty This tour was previously announced as the 2020 Tour is cancelled, with dates has now been moved to 2022. [113]
2022 Tour Matchbox Twenty This tour was previously announced as the 2020 Tour and 2021 Tour is cancelled, with dates has now been moved to 2023. [114]
2022 UK & Ireland Tour Sigrid Tour rescheduled to November 2022. [115]
30th Anniversary Tour Béla Fleck and the Flecktones All March and April concerts postponed [116]
30th Anniversary Tour The House of Love All dates postponed. [117]
American Standard Tour James Taylor and Jackson Browne All summer dates postponed [118]
April/May Van Tour 2020 Foo Fighters Postponed to October 2020, then cancelled. [34]
The Awards Tour NCT 127 All North American shows canceled. [119]
The (Arena) Tour Dan + Shay March and April shows postponed. Rescheduled to July, August, September, and October 2020. The duo has already concluded three shows with two in Nashville and one in Columbus. [120]
Australia! 2020 Tour – Back Tim Minchin Shows in Sydney, Newcastle, Melbourne and Brisbane postponed. [121]
Chillaxification Tour Kenny Chesney First 11 shows in the United States postponed. [16]
Chris Stapleton's All-American Road Show Tour Chris Stapleton Show in Birmingham, Alabama cancelled. Shows in Biloxi, Austin, and Arlington rescheduled to September 2020. [10]
The Chromatica Ball Lady Gaga Tour dates postponed until 2021. [122]
The Confetti Tour Little Mix UK dates postponed until 2022. [123]
Courage World Tour Celine Dion March and April shows of the North American leg postponed until further notice. [16]
Dave & Kris Go to Europe: Acoustic Tour 2020 David Cook and Kris Allen Tour cancelled, with the rescheduled dates rescheduled to August 2020 and the tour will be billed as Dave & Kris Go to Europe: Take 2. [124]
D.R.E.A.M. The Tour JoJo Siwa North American leg postponed twice from 2020 and 2021, with the rescheduled dates in 2022. [125]
The Dedicated Tour Carly Rae Jepsen North American leg cancelled. [126][127][128]
End of the Road World Tour Kiss Europe and United States legs postponed to summer and fall 2021. [129][130]
An Evening with Michael Bublé Michael Bublé Half of the North American leg postponed until further notice. [16]
Farewell Yellow Brick Road Elton John 19 North American concerts rescheduled to 2021. [131]
Flood 30th Anniversary Tour They Might Be Giants March and April dates postponed [132]
Free Spirit World Tour Khalid Asian leg postponed until further notice. [16]
Free Time World Tour Ruel Asian leg postponed until further notice. [16]
Friends and Heroes Tour Blake Shelton Final two weekend shows postponed until Spring 2021. [16]
Future Nostalgia Tour Dua Lipa All shows rescheduled to January 2021. Copenhagen, Stockholm, and Oslo shows cancelled. Vienna and Munich shows postponed until further notice. [133]
Gigaton Tour Pearl Jam North American leg postponed until further notice. [34]
Good to Know Tour JoJo Postponed in 2020 for dates in 2021, but later canceled entirely in January 2021. [134]
The Great Bambino Tour 2020 Action Bronson Postponed until further notice. [10]
Guns N' Roses 2020 Tour Guns N' Roses Latin American leg rescheduled to November 2020. [16]
Head Above Water Tour Avril Lavigne European and Asian legs postponed until further notice. [34]
Heavy Is The Head Tour Stormzy Show in Zürich and Asian leg cancelled. [135]
Heavy Love Tour Louise Remaining dates of the tour was postponed. Louise has already concluded 4 shows with her tour. [136]
Hella Mega Tour Green Day, Fall Out Boy, and Weezer Asian leg postponed until further notice. [34]
Here We Go Again Tour Cher North American spring dates rescheduled to fall 2020 [137]
High Road Tour Kesha All shows postponed. [10]
Hotel California 2020 Tour Eagles All shows postponed and rescheduled to fall 2020 [138]
Hot Pink Tour Doja Cat All shows postponed. [135]
Human. :II: Nature. World Tour Nightwish All shows postponed. European shows rescheduled to May and June 2021, North American shows rescheduled to October 2021. [139][140]
I, I Tour Bon Iver European leg postponed. Rescheduled to January 2021. [141]
I-Land: Who Am I (G)I-dle All shows canceled. [142]
The Jesus and Mary Chain Play Darklands The Jesus and Mary Chain European spring tour canceled, three UK dates rescheduled to 2021. [143]
JoJo Tour 2022 JoJo 3 dates of the North American leg was cancelled due to COVID-19 capacity restrictions. [144]
Justice World Tour Justin Bieber All shows are postponed until further notice. [145]
K-12 Tour Melanie Martinez North American summer dates postponed until further notice. Martinez has already concluded 48 shows with her tour. [146]
Kamaitachi Tour 2020 Kyary Pamyu Pamyu All shows canceled. [147]
Kenny G Concert Kenny G Rescheduled show in Genting Highlands, Malaysia supposedly held in October 2020 was cancelled and a 2021 edition of the concert was planned for the second quarter of 2021, while shows in Florida and Singapore postponed until further notice. [148][149][150]
The Last Domino? Tour Genesis Tour postponed. Rescheduled to April 2021 [151]
Louis Tomlinson World Tour Louis Tomlinson Show in Milan, Italy, cancelled. Shows in Ukraine, Russia, Asia, Oceania, and Latin America postponed until further notice. [16]
Love On Tour Harry Styles European leg postponed. Rescheduled to February 2021. [152]
Lover Fest Taylor Swift Postponed in 2020 for dates in 2021, but later canceled entirely in February 2021. [153][154]
Madame X Tour Madonna Final two shows in Paris, France, cancelled. [34]
Map of the Soul Tour BTS Entire tour cancelled. An alternative event, BTS Map of the Soul ON:E, was held online and took place on October 10 and 11, 2020. [155][156]
Mind Hive Tour Wire All spring European and North American dates postponed. [157]
Miraculous 2020 World Tour Santana All shows postponed. [10]
Moving On! Tour The Who United Kingdom and Ireland shows postponed. Rescheduled to March 2021. [158]
Miss Lauryn Hill Live in Concert Lauryn Hill Show in Upper Darby, Pennsylvania postponed until further notice. Show in Northfield, Ohio rescheduled to September 9, 2020. [10]
My Chemical Romance Reunion Tour My Chemical Romance Oceania and Japan legs postponed until further notice. European and North American legs rescheduled to summer and fall 2021. [34][159]
Neon Future IV: The Color of Noise Tour Steve Aoki All shows postponed. [135]
Never Ending Tour 2020 Bob Dylan Shows in Japan cancelled. [10]
Nice To Meet Ya Tour Niall Horan All shows cancelled. [160]
The Nightfall Tour Little Big Town All shows postponed. Rescheduled to August 2020. [34]
No Filter Tour The Rolling Stones Second North American leg postponed until further notice. [161]
No Shame Tour 5 Seconds of Summer All shows rescheduled to March 2021. Seven Europe leg shows and two North American shows cancelled. [162]
North American Tour Tool All spring 2020 tour dates postponed [163]
Ocean 2020 Tour Lady A Tour cancelled. [164]
Ode to Joy Tour Wilco Shows in Calgary, Missoula, Salt Lake City, Seattle, Vancouver, Portland, Las Vegas, and California postponed until further notice. [10]
Ol' Black Eyes Is Back: Alice Cooper Alice Cooper Spring 2020 North American leg postponed until further notice. [10]
One More Haim Tour Haim All European tour dates postponed [165]
OneRepublic: Live in Concert OneRepublic 2020 European leg rescheduled to 2021, then 2022. [166]
The Owl Tour Zac Brown Band All shows cancelled. [167]
Pentatonix: The World Tour Pentatonix European leg postponed until further notice. [16]
Perfume 8th Tour 2020 "P Cubed" in Dome Perfume Final show in Tokyo Dome on February 26, 2020 cancelled [168]
Phoenix World Tour Rita Ora Remaining dates of the tour was cancelled and some were postponed until 2021. Ora has already concluded 50 shows with her tour.
Public Service Announcement Tour Rage Against the Machine First half of its North American leg postponed until further notice. [34]
Rammstein Stadium Tour Rammstein The North American and European legs has been postponed until 2021. [169][170]
Reunion show Bestial Warlust Initially postponed to an as-yet unspecified date in March 2021, then to 11 September 2021 before being cancelled. [171]
Reverie Tour Ben Platt North American leg postponed. Rescheduled to September 2022. [172]
The Rhapsody Tour Queen + Adam Lambert European leg postponed. Rescheduled to May 2022. [16]
Roar With The Lions Tour Zac Brown Band All shows cancelled. [167]
The Romance Tour Camila Cabello All shows are postponed until further notice. [34]
Runaway Tour Post Malone Some shows are cancelled and remaining dates postponed until further notice. [173]
Saint Cloud Tour Waxahatchee All April and May dates postponed and are to be rescheduled for later in 2020. [174]
Screamer Part 2 Tour Third Eye Blind Rescheduled to May 2020. [135]
Summer Tour 2020 Dave Matthews Band All shows were rescheduled for Summer Tour 2021. [175]
Summer Tour 2020 Dead & Company All shows cancelled [176]
Summer Tour 2020 Little Mix Tour cancelled [177]
Summer Tour 2020 Phish All shows postponed until summer 2021 [178]
Summer Tour 2020 Trey Anastasio Band All shows cancelled; Anastasio and his band held an eight-week residency in the empty Beacon Theatre in fall 2020, which was livestreamed on Twitch. [179][180]
Sunshine Kitty Tour Tove Lo Final eight shows of her European leg postponed. [10]
SuperM: We Are the Future Live SuperM The show in Tokyo Dome on April 23, 2020 postponed. [181]
This Is Not a Drill Tour Roger Waters All North American dates postponed [182]
Tomorrow's Modern Boxes Tour Thom Yorke North American leg postponed. [10]
Tour for You Tinashe Tour cancelled. [183]
Unfinished Business The Pussycat Dolls Entire tour cancelled. [16][184]
The Velvet Tour Adam Lambert European leg postponed until further notice. [185]
We Don't Need This Fascist Groove Thang! Tour Heaven 17 All dates postponed, including the band's first-ever North American concerts. [186]
We Paint Electric Rhythm Colour Tour King Crimson All dates postponed until 2021. [187]
Where Do We Go? World Tour Billie Eilish Eilish has already concluded three shows in the North American leg. Rest of the tour cancelled and plans to move for a followup tour. [188]
Wildcard Tour Miranda Lambert Remaining dates postponed until October 2020. [189]
Winter Tour 2020 Moe Remainder of tour canceled, The band's Snoedown festival postponed until 2021. [190][191]
Wonder: The World Tour Shawn Mendes European leg postponed from 2022 to 2023. Later, Mendes cancelled the entire tour due to his mental health. [192][193]
Worlds Collide Tour Evanescence and Within Temptation Tour postponed. First rescheduled to September 2020, then rescheduled again for September 2021, and a third time for April 2022. [194]
WorldWired Tour Metallica South American dates rescheduled from April to December. [195]

Impacted concert residencies

Title Artist Venue Details Source
David Lee Roth Rocks Vegas! David Lee Roth House of Blues Las Vegas Last six shows postponed. [16]
Diana Ross Diana Ross Encore Theater Postponed until further notice. [10]
Gwen Stefani – Just a Girl Gwen Stefani Zappos Theater Final leg cancelled [196]
Jonas Brothers in Vegas Jonas Brothers Park Theater All shows cancelled. [34]
Kelly Clarkson: Invincible Kelly Clarkson Zappos Theater All shows from April to July 2020 cancelled. [34]
Lady Gaga Enigma Lady Gaga Park Theater First six shows of the fifth run were cancelled [197]
Let's Go! Shania Twain Zappos Theater All shows from March 18 to December 2020 were cancelled [16]
Lionel Richie – Las Vegas Lionel Richie Encore Theater Postponed until further notice. [10]
Robbie Williams Live in Las Vegas Robbie Williams Encore Theater Shows from March 24 to April 4, 2020 postponed. [10]
Together in Vegas Reba McEntire and Brooks & Dunn The Colosseum at Caesars Palace Postponed until June 2020. [198]
ZZ Top: Viva Las Vegas ZZ Top The Venetian Theatre Postponed until further notice. [198]
Weekends with Adele Adele The Colosseum at Caesars Palace 2022 residency postponed. [199]

Impacted benefit concerts

Name Headliners Venue Details Source
Bans Off My Body Courtney Love and Melissa Auf der Maur The Town Hall, New York City, New York, U.S. Benefit concert promoting gender equality and access to sexual and reproductive health care cancelled. [16]
Farm Aid Dave Matthews, John Mellencamp, Willie Nelson with Lukas and Micah Nelson, and Neil Young Various locations Converted to a series of home shows that were broadcast as "At Home with Farm Aid" [200]
Teenage Cancer Trust Concert The Who and Mumford & Sons Royal Albert Hall, London, England Postponed until further notice. [10]
World Tour Bushfire Relief Miley Cyrus and Robbie Williams Lakeside Stadium, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia Benefit concert raising funds for those affected by the 2019-20 Australian bushfire season cancelled after headliner Miley Cyrus withdrew of the event. [135]

Impacted award ceremonies and song contests

Event Details Source
55th Academy of Country Music Awards Postponed to September 16, 2020. A television special, titled ACM Presents: Our Country, was aired in place of the ceremony's original April 5, 2020 timeslot on CBS. [201]
APRA Music Awards of 2020 Rescheduled to May 26, 2020 and was presented as a streaming "virtual" event. [16]
2020 BET Awards Presented as a streaming "virtual" event. [202]
2020 Billboard Music Awards Postponed to October 14, 2020. [17]
2020 Billboard Latin Music Awards Postponed to October 27, 2020. [17]
15th Canadian Folk Music Awards Ceremony cancelled. Winners announced on live stream on April 4 [203]
18th Chopin Competition Postponed to 2021 [204]
Dansk Melodi Grand Prix 2020 Event was pushed through, though no live audience was admitted inside the venue, the Royal Arena in Copenhagen. [205]
29th Detroit Music Awards Live show suspended. An online streaming event was held in place of the ceremony. [16]
Eurovision Song Contest 2020 Competition cancelled, marking the first time that the contest was not held since it began in 1956. A live television program, titled Eurovision: Europe Shine a Light, was broadcast in place of the show's grand final on May 16, 2020. [206]
Eurovision Young Musicians 2020 Competition cancelled. [207]
26th Fryderyk Awards Ceremony cancelled. Originally, the ceremony was planned to take place without an audience, but it was scrapped. Instead, the winners were announced online. [208]
63rd Annual Grammy Awards Rescheduled to March 14, 2021 following a surge in infections in Los Angeles County. [209]
2020 iHeartRadio Music Awards Ceremony cancelled for the first time since the iteration of the event. Winners were revealed on September 4–7, 2020. A charity event, titled iHeart Living Room Concert for America, was aired in place of half of the ceremony's original March 29, 2020 timeslot on Fox. [210][211]
Juno Awards of 2020 Ceremony cancelled and was changed to virtual winner reveal, rescheduled to June 29, 2020. It was the first time the Juno Awards was cancelled since 1988. [212]
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony Rescheduled to November 7, 2020. A television special, titled The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame 2020 Inductions, was aired in place of the ceremony on HBO. [34]
Songwriters Hall of Fame induction ceremony Rescheduled to June 10, 2021. [135]

Album releases

Several musical artists delayed the releases of albums amid the pandemic.[213] The Record Store Day, which would have seen the release of several re-issues and exclusive material, was rescheduled from April 18 to June 20.[214] But added with 3 dates: August 29, September 26, and October 24.[215] In contrast, some musical acts, such as Dua Lipa, Sufjan Stevens, and Laura Marling, moved up the release dates of their upcoming albums.[216][217] Others, such as Taylor Swift, Nine Inch Nails, Phish, X, and Fiona Apple, released new albums with little or no advanced notice.[218][219][220][221]

Many albums have had release dates pushed back as a result of the pandemic, including:[222]

Impacted album releases
Artist Album title Original date Rescheduled date Source
The 1975 Notes on a Conditional Form April 24, 2020 May 22, 2020 [223]
Biffy Clyro A Celebration of Endings May 15, 2020 August 14, 2020 [224]
Luke Bryan Born Here Live Here Die Here April 24, 2020 August 7, 2020 [225]
Carach Angren Franckensteina Strataemontanus May 29, 2020 June 26, 2020 [226]
Deep Purple Whoosh! June 12, 2020 August 7, 2020 [227]
Dixie Chicks / The Chicks Gaslighter May 1, 2020 July 17, 2020 [228]
DMA's The Glow April 24, 2020 July 10, 2020 [224]
Jarv Is Beyond the Pale May 1, 2020 July 17, 2020 [224]
Liam Gallagher MTV Unplugged April 24, 2020 June 12, 2020 [224]
Ellie Goulding Brightest Blue June 5, 2020 July 17, 2020
Haim Women in Music Pt. III April 24, 2020 June 26, 2020 [224][229]
Hinds The Prettiest Curse April 3, 2020 June 5, 2020 [224]
Adele 30 September 2020 November 19, 2021 [230]
Alicia Keys Alicia March 20, 2020 September 18, 2020 [231]
Demi Lovato Dancing with the Devil... the Art of Starting Over 2020 April 2, 2021 [232]
The Killers Imploding the Mirage May 29, 2020 August 21, 2020 [233]
Sugababes One Touch: 20th Year Anniversary Edition 2020 October 1, 2021 [234][235][236]
Hans Zimmer No Time to Die: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack March 27, 2020 October 1, 2021 [237][238]
Lady Gaga Chromatica April 10, 2020 May 29, 2020 [224][239]
Bettye LaVette Blackbirds May 8, 2020 August 28, 2020 [240][241][242]
The Lemon Twigs Songs for the General Public May 1, 2020 August 21, 2020 [243]
Declan McKenna Zeros May 15, 2020 September 4, 2020 [244]
Alanis Morissette Such Pretty Forks in the Road May 1, 2020 July 31, 2020 [231]
Willie Nelson First Rose of Spring April 24, 2020 July 3, 2020 [224]
Nick Mason's Saucerful of Secrets Live at the Roundhouse April 17, 2020 September 18, 2020 [245]
The Pretenders Hate for Sale May 1, 2020 July 17, 2020 [246]
Margo Price That's How Rumors Get Started May 8, 2020 July 10, 2020 [224]
Protomartyr Ultimate Success Today May 29, 2020 July 17, 2020 [247]
The Psychedelic Furs Made of Rain May 1, 2020 July 31, 2020 [248]
Sam Smith Love Goes (then titled To Die For) May 1, 2020 October 30, 2020 [249]
Steven Wilson The Future Bites June 12, 2020 January 29, 2021 [250]
Throwing Muses Sun Racket May 22, 2020 September 4, 2020 [251]
Rufus Wainwright Unfollow the Rules April 24, 2020 July 10, 2020 [252]
Phantom Planet Devastator May 8, 2020 June 18, 2020
Weezer Van Weezer May 15, 2020 May 7, 2021 [253]
Bon Jovi 2020 May 15, 2020 October 2, 2020 [254]
OneRepublic Human May 1, 2020 August 27, 2021 [255]
Billy Ocean One World April 17, 2020 September 4, 2020 [256]
Yungblud Weird! November 13, 2020 December 4, 2020 [257]
Lana Del Rey Chemtrails over the Country Club September 5, 2020 March 19, 2021 [258]

Virtual performances

Many artists elected to stream performances online. Virtual concerts, such as the iHeart Living Room Concert for America and Together at Home, were organised to provide entertainment to the public, and to raise awareness methods to combat the virus, notably social distancing.[259][260] Artists such as Christine and the Queens, Ben Gibbard, and Katharine McPhee broadcast daily livestream performances from their homes.[261][262] Several major bands including Pink Floyd, Radiohead, and Metallica offered free livestreams of archival concerts,[263] as did several in the jam band scene, including Phish, Dead & Company, Widespread Panic, and The String Cheese Incident.[264][265]

In April 2020, Beyond Live, the first paid concert streaming service in the world which provides full-scaled live online concert aided by technology – including augmented reality and real-time interactions between artists and live audience – was launched to deliver K-pop concerts.[266][267] Since its creation, multiple K-pop artists have delivered full-length live concerts via this platform, and other K-pop entertainment enterprises started to produce virtual live concerts in similar format throughout 2020.

On May 27, 2020, One Love Asia brings all artists and YouTubers together to perform in one big virtual concert to heal the world against coronavirus and to protect and advance the welfare of all people.

In August 2020, the American singer Bilal live streamed his three-day remote recording of an experimental three-song EP titled VOYAGE-19. Spanning 54 hours, he wrote, recorded, and produce one song per day in virtual collaborations with producer Tariq Khan and 30 other musicians, including Erykah Badu, Robert Glasper, Keyon Harrold, Marcus Strickland, Raymond Angry, Ben Williams, Brandee Younger, and Marcus Gilmore. The stream simultaneously showed the EP's artwork being made, with a group of three visual artists enlisted for each song, including Angelbert Metoyer. Proceeds from the sale of the broadcast's pre-order and the EP's digital download were distributed among the participants, a number of whom were struggling financially due to the pandemic.[268][269]

In November 2020, Taylor Swift released a concert film, titled Folklore: The Long Pond Studio Sessions, to Disney+. The film saw Swift, Aaron Dessner and Jack Antonoff quarantine themselves in an isolated recording studio and perform live every song from her eighth studio album, Folklore (2020).[270] In September 2021, Billie Eilish similarly released a concert film to Disney+, titled Happier Than Ever: A Love Letter to Los Angeles, where she performed live every song from her second studio album Happier Than Ever (2021) at an empty Hollywood Bowl alongside her brother Finneas O'Connell, with guest appearances from well-known musical figures in Los Angeles.[271]

Songs and recordings inspired by the COVID-19 pandemic and its effects

Artist(s) Song Notes Source
Broadway Boys "Nag-iisa" This is a song that was released in 2020 that dedicates to frontliners and patients who survived the COVID-19 pandemic. Also it is a part of 500-year commemoration of Christianity, Victory & Humanity as part of Quincentennial Commemorations.
Raizo Chabeldin, Biv de Vera & ABS-CBN Regional News Anchors "Pag-ibig ang Hihilom sa Daigdig" This is a song that was released for ABS-CBN on April 3, 2020 and performed by Raizo Chabeldin & Biv de Vera. Aside from We Heal As One that was released a week ago, the song inspires all the Filipinos to spread love and hope amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. At the end of the song, "Don't share the hate and scare, spread never-ending love and care", ABS-CBN Regional News Anchors were also featured to sing this last phrase for two times, along with the real Kapamilyas from different provinces. It is the official theme song for ABS-CBN Foundation's Pantawid ng Pag-ibig. The music video was released on April 3, 2020 after TV Patrol.
K-Pop Artists "We Can!" This song was inspired by the tune of PinkFong's Baby Shark. [272]
Vice Ganda "Corona Bye-Bye Na!" This song was performed at ABS-CBN's Pantawid ng Pag-ibig: At Home Together Concert, A Kapamilya Special Concert that hopes all Filipinos to follow the law to protect themselves from the COVID-19 pandemic widespread. Hosted by ABS-CBN News and Current Affairs' correspondents, Alvin Elchico and Zen Hernandez.
BTS "Life Goes On" The lyrics of the song have been described as uplifting and seeking to provide hope to fans during the pandemic. [273]
BTS Skytrain Employees "Covid-19: Dance Against the Virus" This song was featured on online newspapers such as Hong Kong's South China Morning Post, Indonesia's The Jakarta Post and Thailand's Thai Rath. It reminds passengers to wash their hands, wear a facemask, practice social distancing, and to stay home or go to the hospital for testing and treatment if infected. This is part of the train service's 20th anniversary campaign.
CMC Vision Sisters "Go Away Corona!" A secular upbeat song to uplift and enlighten people for them to be safe against this pandemic disease that they had encountered since March 2020.
SB19 "Ikako" An SB19 song which encourages Filipinos to uplift their positive attitude despite of COVID-19 pandemic and other bad news that already happened this year.
Kim Chiu "Bawal Lumabas" A Kim Chiu's statement regarding on COVID-19 pandemic & ABS-CBN franchise renewal controversy that was made into a song, which is now a dance challenge for YouTube & TikTok users.
Julie Anne San Jose "Pagbangon" A GMA News and Public Affairs charity single which is dedicated to all frontliners and patients who survived COVID-19 pandemic to raise awareness against the virus. Also it is part of commemoration of GMA Network's 70th Anniversary campaign, Buong Puso Para Sa Pilipino.
Morissette "Phoenix" The song's music video is an audio-visual feast, featuring "The Asia's Phoenix's" clear and powerful vocals, as well as amazing visual components and narration about how a dull and lifeless environment during the COVID-19 pandemic could be turned around by hope and chance. [274]
Jamie Rivera, Iñigo Pascual, Julie Anne San Jose, Jed Madela, Robert Seña, Isay Alvarez-Seña, Mark Bautista, Rita Daniela, Gary Valenciano, Paolo Valenciano, KZ Tandingan, Aicelle Santos, Ogie Alcasid, Menchu Lauchengco, Michael Williams, Alden Richards, Ken Chan, Christian Bautista, Sarah Geronimo, Martin Nievera, Pops Fernandez, Bamboo Manalac, Apl.de.ap, Lani Misalucha, and Lea Salonga "We Heal As One" A tune of 2019 Southeast Asian Games theme song, "We win as one" as performed by Lea Salonga. A song offering brought all OPM singers together to raise awareness against COVID-19 pandemic virus & to dedicate this song to all frontliners who risked their lives to heal others. GMA News and Public Affairs, particularly Jessica Soho is the first one to promote this song. It is produced by Floy Quintos & composed by Ryan Cayabyab. Also it is part of commemoration of GMA Network's 70th Anniversary campaign, Buong Puso Para Sa Pilipino.
AKB48 "離れていても" "Hanareteitemo" (Even when we are Apart) An AKB48's charity single which is dedicated to all frontliners and patients who survived COVID-19 pandemic. This song brought all of its current members, in addition to all former aces of the entire group. Jurina Matsui is the only non-AKB48 active member and an SKE48 member to take part of this song, as well as Sayaka Yamamoto who was an NMB48 graduate and Rino Sashihara who was an AKB48 & HKT48 former ace & alumnus.
BNK48 & CGM48 "Touch by Heart" A BNK48 & CGM48's charity single which is dedicated to all frontliners and patients who survived COVID-19 pandemic. It has 8 versions that were performed by the groups' members. Special version was performed by all members in two sister groups, Thai version for BNK48 & CGM48 leaders, Grab, English, Japanese & Isan versions for selected 1st Generation members, Lanna version for all CGM48 members & Chinese version for selected members in BNK48's 2 generations.
AKB48 Team SH & CGM48 "Dareka no Tame Ni" A Chinese & Thai versions of AKB48's Digital Single. This is dedicated to all frontliners and patients who survived COVID-19 pandemic and to all Chiang Mai residents who survived the Chiang Mai Bushfire.
Namewee & Malaysian Musicians & Singers "OK Lah" A song which is dedicated to all frontliners and patients who survived COVID-19 pandemic. Also it is connected with Malaysia's Ministry of Health to impose Movement Control Order to stop the spread of COVID-19. [275]
anonymotif and Justin Trudeau "Speaking Moistly" Press conference remarks by Canadian prime minister Trudeau served as basis for YouTube remix by Edmonton-based producer anonymotif (Brock Tyler). [276]
ArtistsCAN "Lean On Me" Bilingual rendition of Bill Withers song performed at Canadian benefit concert Stronger Together, Tous Ensemble. Single released in aid of Canadian Red Cross. Initiated by Tyler Shaw and Fefe Dobson; features Michael Bublé, Justin Bieber, Avril Lavigne, Bryan Adams and others. [277]
Cardi B and iMarkkeyz "Coronavirus (Remix)" Remix by Brooklyn DJ iMarkkeyz of an Instagram video posted by rapper Cardi B. [278]
Michael Ball and Captain Tom Moore "You'll Never Walk Alone" British fundraiser in aid of NHS Charities Together, recorded by actor-singer Ball, Second World War veteran Moore and NHS Voices of Care Choir. The song reached UK number 1 on April 24, 2020, days before Moore celebrated his 100th birthday. [279]
Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo "Together" [280]
Alec Benjamin "Six Feet Apart" Lyrics relate to compliance with social distancing guidelines. [281]
David Bisbal and Aitana "Si tú la quieres" Bisbal remixed his song with new vocals from Aitana, accompanied by a video showing the two singers in isolation. [282]
James Blunt "The Greatest" Single released in aid of British National Health Service. [283]
Bono, will.i.am, Jennifer Hudson and Yoshiki "#SING4LIFE" Bono originally performed the song on March 17, 2020 as "Let Your Love Be Known"; remixed version with collaborators was released on YouTube on March 24, 2020. [284]
Brujeria "COVID-666" [285]
Koffee "Lockdown"
Buddy Brown "The Coronavirus Song" [286]
Michael Bublé, Barenaked Ladies and Sofia Reyes "Gotta Be Patient" Original song was by three Barcelona roommates performing as Stay Homas during their lockdown. Bublé's cover version is in aid of Canadian Red Cross and Argentine Red Cross. [287]
Jackie Chan, Xiao Zhan, Wang Leehom and others "坚信爱会赢" (Believe Love Will Triumph) Collaboration between Chinese singers and actors, released by Chinese state media. [288]
Charli XCX "claws" Lyrics discuss love in time of self-isolation; second single from her album How I'm Feeling Now, which was recorded during lockdown. [289]
Luke Combs "Six Feet Apart" Title refers to social distancing guidelines issued by the CDC in the USA. [290]
Alice Cooper "Don't Give Up" Lyrics relate to staying strong in the face of the virus. [291]
Neil Diamond "Hands... washing hands" Diamond recorded classic song "Sweet Caroline" with updated lyrics about washing hands for safety during the pandemic. [292]
Fleur East "Not Alone" Charity single in aid of British NHS COVID-19 Appeal. [293]
Melody Gardot "From Paris with Love" Collaborative project featuring a "global digital orchestra". [294]
Ben Gibbard "Life in Quarantine" [295]
Gmac Cash "Coronavirus" Detroit rapper Gmac Cash later released "Big Gretch", a tribute to Gretchen Whitmer's handling of the pandemic. [296]
Ariana Grande and Justin Bieber "Stuck with U" The collaboration is in aid of the First Responders Children's Foundation. Reached number 1 on Billboard Hot 100. [297]
Kamal Haasan, Ghibran and others "Arivum Anbum" Tamil-language song with lyrics written by actor-politician Haasan and composed by Ghibran, with performances by many Indian musicians. [298]
Hopsin "Covid Mansion" [299]
Iceage "Lockdown Blues" [300]
Italian Allstars 4 Life "Ma il cielo è sempre blu" (it) Italian all-star cover version of Rino Gaetano's 1975 hit. Released in aid of Italian Red Cross. Features over 50 artists including Eros Ramazzotti, Nek and Diodato. [301]
Jöran Steinhauer "Vi vogliamo bene"
Elisa, Tommaso Paradiso "Andrà tutto bene" Title inspired by the slogan used by Italian people during quarantine
Avril Lavigne "We Are Warriors" [302]
Lady Leshurr "Quarantine Speech" [303]
JJ Lin and Stefanie Sun "Stay With You" Song by two of Singapore's best-known singers in tribute to medical staff in Wuhan, China. [304]
Katherine McNamara "Just Like James" Lyrics refer to the character James Bond. As part of a donation by WHO for the COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund. [305]
Live Lounge Allstars "Times Like These" Cover of Foo Fighters song by charity supergroup organised by BBC Radio 1. Originally shown as part of The Big Night In telethon. Reached number one in the UK. [306]
BBC Radio 2 Allstars "Stop Crying Your Heart Out" Cover of Oasis song by charity supergroup organised by BBC Radio 2. Originally shown as part of Children in Need telethon. Reached number seven in the UK. [307]
Matt Lucas "Thank You Baked Potato" Reworked version of his "Baked Potato Song" from Shooting Stars. In aid of the Feed NHS campaign. [308]
Mister Cumbia "La Cumbia del Coronavirus" [309]
New Kids on the Block "House Party" Featuring Boyz II Men, Big Freedia, Naughty by Nature and Jordin Sparks. [310]
NIOEH, Khắc Hưng [vi], Min and Erik "Ghen Cô Vy" Song and public service announcement issued by Vietnam's National Institute of Occupational and Environmental Health to encourage hand-washing. An English-language version has also been released on YouTube. [311]
OneRepublic "Better Days" Released in aid of MusiCares Foundation's COVID-19 Relief Fund. [312]
Piso 21 "Tomar distancia" Title is Spanish for "Keep your distance". [313]
Pitbull "I Believe That We Will Win (World Anthem)" Released in aid of various charities around the world according to the music video. [314]
Psychs "Spreadin' (Coronavirus)" [315]
Queen and Adam Lambert "We Are The Champions" Revised version of Queen's 1977 hit "We Are The Champions" in aid of COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund. [316]
A. R. Rahman and Prasoon Joshi "Hum Haar Nahi Maanenge" Single released by Indian composer Rahman, lyricist Joshi and other Indian performers in aid of PM CARES Fund. [317]
Jaden Smith "Cabin Fever" [318]
Reignwolf "Cabin Fever" [319]
Residente "Antes que el mundo se acabe" [320]
Resistiré 2020 "Resistiré" All-star Spanish cover version of Dúo Dinámico's 1988 hit. Song became anthem during Spain's lockdown, popularly sung by citizens to encourage Spanish health system. Performers include David Bisbal, Melendi, Álex Ubago and Álvaro Soler. [321]
Resistiré México "Resistiré" All-star Mexican cover version of Dúo Dinámico's 1988 hit. Performers include Belinda, Cristian Castro and Gloria Trevi. [322]
Taylor Swift "Epiphany" From her album Folklore (2020) [323]
Stunna 4 Vegas "Covid-19" From his album Welcome to 4 Vegas (2020) [324]
Thomas Rhett "Be a Light" Features Keith Urban, Reba McEntire, Hillary Scott and Chris Tomlin. In aid of MusiCares COVID-19 Relief Fund. [325]
The Rolling Stones "Living in a Ghost Town" Mick Jagger fast-tracked releasing the song due to its relevance to social distancing and changed some lyrics to refer to the pandemic. [326]
Molly Sandén, Victor Leksell and Joakim Berg "Sverige" Cover version of 2002 song by Berg's band Kent. Released in aid of Sweden's Radiohjälpen's (Radio Aid) campaign for coronavirus. [327]
Adam Sandler "The Quarantine Song" Film actor Sandler debuted the song on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on April 2, 2020. [328]
Cast of Pitch Perfect "Love On Top" Cast members of the film franchise Pitch Perfect, performed a rendition of the Beyoncé song. Recorded in isolation as part of the charity for Unicef, from the COVID-19 pandemic and the explosion of Beirut. [329]
TIX "Karantene" This song about quarantine topped the Norwegian singles chart in April 2020. [330]
Till Lindemann and David Garrett "Alle Tage ist kein Sonntag" [331]
Maroon 5 "Nobody's Love" This song was inspired by COVID-19 and the George Floyd protests. [332]
Avenue Beat "F2020" Lyrics refer to the events of year 2020, including COVID-19. [333]
Twenty One Pilots "Level of Concern" Lyrics refer to quarantine and concern about the virus. In aid of Live Nation's Crew Nation charity. [334]
Tyga x Curtis Roach "Bored in the House" [335]
Chris Webby "Quarantine (Freeverse)" [336]
Weezer "Hero" Lyrics pay tribute to "the stay at home dreamers, the Zoom graduators, the sourdough bakers and the essential workers". [337]
Yofrangel "Corona Virus" Released on February 9, 2020, Dominican singer Yofrangel's viral hit was one of the earliest songs on the subject. [338]
Ladilla Rusa "A un metro y medio de ti" The track, a techno-rumba anthem in a world starring Covid-19, is about an impossible love in a supermarket queue. Although they didn't want to write anything related to the pandemic, this makinero drama stems from an anecdote in which they had to separate a metre and a half to smoke on the terrace of a bar. [339]
Coheed and Cambria "Comatose"
"Disappearing Act"
"Love Murder One"
"The Liars Club"
Several songs on their album Vaxis – Act II: A Window of the Waking Mind were inspired by the quarantines and lockdowns experienced during the pandemic. [340]
Lea Salonga "Dream Again" Released on August 21, 2020, the single is "an anthem for resilience and hope and a reminder for all of us that dreamed once before that it’s time to dream again." The music video for the song features fans holding up signs of things they dream of doing again. Profits from the single were donated to charities supporting COVID-19 relief around the world, including The Actor’s Fund. [341]

See also

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