MUSEXPO 2020 Is Postponed Due to Coronavirus

Burbank, Calif.
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Burbank, Calif.

The MUSEXPO Creative Summit 2020 has been postponed due to the coronavirus.

Entering what would have been its 22nd edition, MUSEXPO 2020 was due to take place March 22– 25 in Burbank, as part of California Entertainment Week 2020.

Its lineup of industry speakers included Chris Woltman, founder of Element1 Music; Greg Thompson, president of Maverick Music; Lisa Worden, national alternative rock brand manager iHeartMedia & PD ALT 98.7; Justin Gray, founder & chairman of Mdiio; and hit songwriter/producer Savan Kotecha.

"I’d like to thank our generous sponsors, showcase artists, speakers, delegates, my MUSEXPO staff, and the team at Castaway and S.I.R. Studios for what would have been an amazing event, MUSEXPO 2020,” comments MUSEXPO president and founder Sat Bisla, “but in the interest of all concerned we must do the right thing and postpone this event for a later date.”

The new dates “will depend on the course of the (COVID-19) pandemic and how quickly it comes under control and everyone feels good about traveling and interacting with others on a more personal basis,” Bisla explains.

Event partners have also postponed Worldwide Radio Summit 2020 for a future, as-yet unannounced date.

The development comes after the World Health Organization upgraded the global health crisis to a “pandemic,” and president Trump applied a 30-day ban on travel from Europe.

More than 126,000 people have contracted the illness worldwide, with more than 4,600 confirmed deaths.