Living-room concerts draw big TV ratings

VICTORIA and TORONTO – CHEK TV’s Rock for Relief fundraising concert held last Friday was seen by 20% of British Columbia TV viewers, the broadcaster reported this week. Rock for Relief featured performances by David Foster and Katharine McPhee, Randy and Tal Bachman, the Tenors, Trevor Guthrie, and current American Idol contestant Lauren Spencer-Smith from Nanaimo, as well as local Vancouver Island favourites Jesse Roper, Carmanah, Aaron Pritchett, Kathryn Calder and many others. The broadcast helped raise nearly $691,000 for Islanders in need during the Covid-19 pandemic. An additional 250,000 people watched the concert on social media channels, too. “By...

Our industry and COVID-19

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