It's nothing new that live music makes up a significant portion of the music market and the revenue of artists of different sizes. In São Paulo alone, this sector is responsible for the revenue of R$195 million. 94% of the city's establishments are open to new proposals and non-established artists and 87% of them receive artists from other states (source: DATA SIM, 2018).
A fundamental part of SIM São Paulo's artistic programming, collaborative programming is only so great thanks to the city venues that receive attractions promoted by agents from all over Brazil and the world. The pandemic represents an unprecedented challenge for the entire industry and leaves the venues in a very vulnerable position. And many of them are seeking alternatives to face this period of crisis.
Some establishments that have participated in the collaborative programming of SIM 2019 are partially functioning. Family Mob is understaffed, renting the studio for live broadcasts and recordings and offering remote mixing and mastering services. Cabaret da Cecília is closed for live performances but can be rented for photo shoots and live transmissions. Zig Duplex has been hosting long-distance parties via Zoom. Mundo Pensante brought its schedule of courses and workshops to the online environment and is also making delivery orders from the bar.
Other venues that are working with delivery and food and/or drink pickups are: Baderna, Bona, Casa de Francisca, Cervejaria Tarantino, Casa Barbosa, Heavy House, Jazz B, Jazz Factory, Kingston Club SP e Nossacasa Confraria de Ideias.
There are also those who have launched crowdfunding campaigns to help bank their fixed expenses while still closed: Associação Cecília, Baderna, Casa Barbosa, Casa de Francisca, Casa da Luz, FFFront, Jai Club, Morfeus Club e Nossacasa Confraria de Ideias.