To the Editor;
My name is Colin Aberdeen and I have been a working musician and builder of instruments in Syracuse and Central NY for the last 33 years, so I have some experience in how the business of live music works.
The situation with Covid-19 has been tough on us all. It’s been no different for musicians, music venues and their staffs. In fact, we have been hit as hard as any business.
While I support common sense guidelines and I feel that Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Onondaga County Executive Ryan McMahon have all done a good job of addressing an unprecedented challenge, I also feel that there is room for some nuance of approach can be found to accommodate live music and the guidelines for it.
The two main issues are the ticketing of events and advertising, which venues are not allowed to do under the current guidelines.