The major record companies are advising employees to telecommute effective immediately due to the coronavirus.
Universal Music Group’s New York staffers are already telecommuting, while a full implementation of all U.S. offices, including Nashville and Los Angeles, will take place by March 18. Offices will remain open but employees are being told to work from home. This follows offices in the U.K. and some European countries that had already switched to telecommuting, following advice from local health authorities.
At Sony Music Group, employees in the New York, Miami and Nashville offices are required to work from home, while Los Angeles staffers may work from home, if they choose.