Survey evidence on the impact of COVID-19 on Australian musicians

25 Pages Posted: 9 Oct 2020

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Paul Crosby

Macquarie University, Macquarie Business School

Jordi McKenzie

Macquarie University, Macquarie Business School

Date Written: October 1, 2020

Abstract

This study provides survey evidence concerning how COVID-19 has impacted Australian musicians. Between June and July 2020, we surveyed 203 musicians about the effects of the pandemic on their employment and income. We also asked about their sentiment concerning future employment and income opportunities, as well as general life satisfaction. We find overwhelming evidence of significant negative impacts on employment and income. Overall, sentiment about the future is quite negative. We suggest that during the recovery stages, policy should aim broadly at restoring industry demand as the primary mechanism to rebuild the industry.

Keywords: COVID-19, musicians, survey evidence

JEL Classification: L82, Z10

Suggested Citation

Crosby, Paul and McKenzie, Jordi, Survey evidence on the impact of COVID-19 on Australian musicians (October 1, 2020). Macquarie Business School Research Paper, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3707325 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3707325

Paul Crosby (Contact Author)

Macquarie University, Macquarie Business School ( email )

New South Wales 2109
Australia

Jordi McKenzie

Macquarie University, Macquarie Business School ( email )

New South Wales 2109
Australia

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