This coming weekend, a massive, two-day live-streaming event called Music Lives will bring together over 35 artists to raise funds for MusiCares’ COVID-19 Relief Fund. Presented by LiveXLive Media and TikTok, Music Lives begins 17 April and will feature the likes of Swae Lee, Nas, J Balvin, Arcángel and Curtis Roach. In between sets, the broadcast will offer information about the coronavirus from leading experts, plus tips on how to stay mentally and physically healthy during self-isolation. Music Lives will broadcast on TikTok as well as LiveXLive.com and its apps.
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Other confirmed artists and DJs for the marathon event include Anitta, Brytiago, Gigolo y la Exce, The Funk Hunters, Tabi, DJ Bash, 10K.Caash, No Suits, Matoma, Maddy O’Neal, Dr Fresch, Big Gigantic, Elephante, Fonseca, Eladio Carrion, DJ Pope, Nik West, Stefan Benz, Trippie Redd and Kevvo, among many others.
On Saturday, 18 April, Music Lives will join forces with another live-streaming event – One World: Together At Home. The star-studded broadcast, which supports frontline healthcare workers and the WHO, will include appearances by the likes of Billie Eilish, Paul McCartney, Eddie Vedder, Lizzo and Lady Gaga, who helped curate the global concert. Jimmy Fallon, Jimmy Kimmel and Stephen Colbert will co-host the special.
In an official statement, Dermot McCormack, president of LiveXLive – a platform for live-streaming events – said, “The world, including the music industry, has been turned on its head over the past six weeks. Community and connection are at the heart of live music and it’s our mission with Music Lives to bring that heart to the comfort of people’s homes around the world during this time of ‘social distancing’. It’s uncertain how long these circumstances will last and this multi-day, multi-genre festival can become more than a one-and-done event to an extended period of meaningful programming. Together with TikTok and these incredible artists, we’ll unite our global village with music.”
Music Lives will benefit MusiCares’ COVID-19 Relief Fund, which was established by The Recording Academy and its affiliated charitable foundation, MusiCares, to offer direct support to members of the music community who have been hit hardest by the cancellations, closures and layoffs that have occurred amid the global pandemic.
For more information on Music Lives, visit the official website.