Month: July 2020

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Your Support Needed Contact Your Members of Congress NOW

Contact Your Members of Congress NOW On July 30, NAMM’s Public Affairs and Government Relations department and Bandit Lites chair Michael T. Strickland, among others, discussed the proposed HEROES and HEALS Acts, Education Stabilization Fund and more in a NAMM-sponsored webinar on Covid-19 relief options. Hours later, Strickland reached out to PLSN with an open letter to the industry…
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COVID-19 ROCU Concert Tour Personnel Relief Fund

ROCU Staff Here we are again week number Fourteen (14) of our continuing Campaign. This weekend we are calling this FIFTY ($50) Dollar Friday . We are asking for you to share this with at least Five People and to Donate Fifty Dollars or more. IF you can’t afford Fifty we still would appreciate what…
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Live Industry Waits As Congress Crafts Final Aid Package

By: Francisco Rendon With full-scale live events in 2020 becoming an increasingly doubtful prospect in many parts of the U.S., the industry’s eyes turn to Congress as the nation’s highest legislative body at press time was in the middle of crafting what may be the last major federal relief package for 2020. The first major relief…
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BLACK AMERICAN MUSIC’S INFLUENCE Industry Vet Michael Mauldin on Why ‘It’s Time to Bring Back the Black Music Association’ Black American Music is the Mother of all popular musical genres and one of America’s greatest export to the WORLD. As an art form, it deserves to be protected by those who have enjoyed the benefits of…
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Roadies Of Color United Co-Founders Set For Thursday’s Pollstar Live! Digital Session

By: Sarah Pittman With over 40 years of success in the live production business, one would think tours of every stripe would be lining up to hire the eminently qualified Lance “K.C.” Jackson and Bill Reeves as tour or production managers. Unfortunately, for over four decades in an industry lacking in racial diversity and inclusion,…
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Introducing Neverfamous.com

Roadies Of Color United International would like to introduce and announce our collaboration with Neverfamous.com Never Famous is a platform that connects Bands, festivals, TV shows, traveling Broadway musicals, and other touring groups need competent personnel who perform their tasks with a high level of expertise and professionalism day-in and day-out. Touring personnel need a…
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Welcome to Pollstar’s 2020 Impact 50 list

Welcome to Pollstar’s 2020 Impact 50 list, honoring the executives most impacting the live entertainment industry in these most challenging of times. Compiled by the Pollstar editorial team,  the list represents individuals who excel in our business in such areas as innovation, leadership, artist development, fan engagement, altruism, social awareness, and commitment to excellence.   Read…
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IATSE Stagecraft Safety Committee releases COVID reopening recovery plan

July 22, 2020 NEW YORK, NY  — IATSE released a set of guidelines Tuesday detailing a possible COVID-19 Safety Program for stagecraft workers in entertainment venues and workspaces like Theaters and Live Performance Venues. This comes as Broadway and most of the live event/performance industry enters nearly the fifth month of being shut down due…
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Arts and Entertainment Unions and Organizations Call on Congress to Fix Unemployment Benefits for Mixed Earners

News Updates July 20, 2020  WASHINGTON, D.C. (July 20, 2020) — A broad coalition of arts and entertainment unions and organizations came out today in support of the Mixed Earner Unemployment Assistance Act of 2020, which was introduced by U.S. Representatives Adam Schiff (D-CA) and Judy Chu (D-CA) to remedy some of the unintended flaws in…
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Indoor Concerts To Return To The UK In August, IFF Moves

By: Gideon Gottfried Laura Marling performs her new album “Song For Our Daughter” in an empty Union Chapel, June 6, in London, England. The UK government is rolling out stage four of its five-stage roadmap to bring back performing arts in the country. Starting on Aug. 1 audiences will be allowed back inside UK venues, but…
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