Coronavirus and Music: Industry CEOs Get Safety Advice from Johns Hopkins

May 5, 2020

People around the world are looking to Johns Hopkins for answers to questions about the COVID-19 pandemic, including international music industry executives. The answers they get may not always be what these CEOS hope to hear, but they know they can trust Johns Hopkins’ knowledge and expertise to help them make decisions concerning their artists, employees and fans.

So far, nearly 1,000 CEOs and executives from Fortune 500 companies and industries covering technology, business, law, entertainment, museums and music have participated in a series of executive briefings featuring Johns Hopkins experts. The briefings are organized by Judy Smith, founder and CEO of Smith & Company, a leading strategic advisory firm.

During a 90-minute video conference call on April 16 with more than 30 global music company executives, Johns Hopkins leaders answered a host of questions about topics including when artists might be able to retake the stage. “Everything is up in the air, but it’s highly unlikely there will be large concerts in 2020,” said moderator Joshua Sharfstein, vice dean for public health practice and community engagement at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

London Grand Opening

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We are thrilled to announce the opening of Smith & Company’s first global office in London, UK. Located in the heart of London, we offer our clients strategic expertise across all sectors. In today’s hyper-connected world, Smith & Company offers expert advice 24/7 to its clients around the world. We build global teams for all clients to ensure we are best positioned to help them achieve their goals and manage any issue they may be facing.

This is an exciting time at Smith & Company and we invite you to learn more about what we are doing to celebrate below.