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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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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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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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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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Payroll Protection Program

If you work in the Gig Economy, are a 1099 worker, a 1 person business, independent contractor , work for hire, self-employed, YOU ARE ELIGIBLE FOR A PAYROLL PROTECTION LOAN along with any business with less than 500 employees Go to your banks website or call your banker and ask about the government Payroll Protection…
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ENHANCED UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS IN THE CORONAVIRUS AID, RELIEF, AND ECONOMIC SECURITY (CARES) ACT– FINAL VERSION

By Tara O’Neill Hayes Updated and corrected March 26, 2020, 9:20am EST to account for the expiration of the $600 increase in weekly payments for all UI recipients after July 31, 2020. Executive Summary Included in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act—the third emergency response package to deal with the economic fallout of the…
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The History of the Ghost Light

By Cristina D’Almeida IIt’s usually known as an end of night procedure. You might hear people say, “hey don’t forget to put the ghost light on” before they leave the theater for the night. A night would not be complete without lighting it. So many have asked through the years what is the purpose of…
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