As we write this note in the middle of May, Little Richard, Florian Schneider, Betty Wright, and Andre Harrell have all just passed, nobody in the U.S. has been to a club or a live show in almost two months, musicians and venues are struggling to reinvent themselves online and take care of their staff, academics are wrapping up a term of emergency remote instruction, the IASPM-US meeting later this month has been postponed until 2021, and thousands of mostly black and brown people in the U.S. are dying every day from the worst pandemic in a century. Given all the loss and change over the past two months, it's a challenge to imagine what September will be like.

For now it’s business as usual at JPMS, and we are excited to bring...

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