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Covid- 19 Financial Relief and Resources

Listing of relief resources and financial assistance Emergency Funding For Artists / Music Industry Professionals Who’ve Lost Income From Canceled Festivals/Gigs Because Of COVID-19  American Guild of Musical Artists (AGMA) Relief Fund:https://agmarelief.org/ Equal Sound Corona Relief Fund:https://equalsound.org/musicians-corona-relief-fund-application/ MusiCares’ COVID-19 Relief Fund:https://www.grammy.com/musicares/get-help/covid-19-relief-fund-faq Musicians Foundation’s COVID-10 Emergency Aid Grant Program: http://www.musiciansfoundation.org/apply/ SoundGirls Coronavirus Relief (for production techs who…
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Oak View’s Tim Leiweke Talks Post-Coronavirus Safety Standards for Arenas and Stadiums (EXCLUSIVE)

By Jem Aswad The first words out of Tim Leiweke’s mouth are that he does not know when health officials will say it’s safe to return to concerts, sporting events and other mass public gatherings. Yet the live-entertainment veteran and CEO of the Oak View Group — an entertainment and sports facilities company he cofounded with Irving Azoff that includes…
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Tour Tales | Ronnie Stephenson talks working with Ne-Yo, JAY-Z, TLC, Cardi B and more

By Keith Nelson Jr  Apr 7, 2020 In this installment of “Tour Tales,” the tour manager discusses his duties on the “Best of Both Worlds Tour,” helping Cardi B reveal her pregnancy to the world, working with Ne-Yo and more. Read here.  Musicians are barely getting a slice of music industry revenue, largely eating off of live…
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The Reason For “Bad Sound” May Not Be The Sound System

By Pat Brown Three factors of roughly equal importance play the key role in good sound – and two out of three isn’t good enough. The Operator I’ve intentionally saved this one until last. The most overlooked link in the chain is the end user of the system. This includes the mixer operator and any…
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Live Nation Commits $10 Million To Crew Nation Relief Effort

By: Deborah Speer Live Nation announced Tuesday (March 31) the commitment of $10 million to a newly created Crew Nation relief fund to benefit crew members hit especially hard by the ongoing shutdown of live shows by the coronavirus pandemic.  The company will commit $5 million upfront and match the next $5 million donated by…
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Pollstar Projects 2020 Total Box Office Would Have Been $12.2 Billion

By: Staff Report Pollstar’s quarterly numbers are in and the preliminary gross revenue for the Q1 Top 100 Tours chart was up 10.9% over 2019’s record-setting year to $840 million for 2020 while ticket sales rose 4.5% to 9.4 million. Based on that growth, Pollstar can project the year’s box office would have reached $12.2…
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List Of Covid-19 Relief Organizations .

RESOURCES FOR TOURING PERSONNELGRANT AND LOAN OPTIONS FOR THE ARTISTS, MUSICIANS, AND TOURING PERSONNEL THAT HAVE BEEN IMPACTED BY THE COVID-19 CRISIS.UNITED STATESNATIONALTHE CARES ACTOverview: Self-employed songwriters, musicians and other music industry workers will be eligible for both grants and loans to make up for lost income during this unprecedented time under the “CARES Act (Coronavirus…
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EV At 90: Powering The Passion Of Performance For Nine Decades (And Counting)

By PSW Staff A look at the history of one of the most storied brands in professional audio, as well as where the company is going today and what’s planned for the future. The year was 1927, and the global professional audio industry didn’t exist. But things were about to change. It was the year…
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PRG Pivots Toward Combating COVID-19

By: Francisco Rendon Production Resource Group, LLC – a worldwide leader in event, entertainment and scenic production – is dedicating its substantial resources to supporting the medical industry while the world grapples with COVID-19. PRG and two local sub-contracting companies are working to manufacture face shields for 300,000 health workers in New York and the…
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Ali Harnell: Women Nation Is Our Nation

By: Holly Gleason Ali Harnell, the originating President of Live Nation’s Women Nation, has a concert-promoting pedigree that would make anyone envious. The two-time IEBA Promoter of the Year got her start in New York City working as a talent buyer for the legendary Ron Delsener.In 1996, she moved to Nashville as the Vice President…
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