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From The Desk Of David Brookes

Repost Dear Friends, I am forwarding to you all, the below message from Michael Strickland (Chair and Founder of Bandit Lites) which is a call for further action on our part. I am pleased to announce we now have 170 co-sponsors of RESTART in the House, as we picked up 7 on Friday. This is…
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Nonprofit Well Dunn Adds David ‘5-1’ Norman To Board

By: Eric Renner Brown Music industry networking nonprofit announced the addition of touring veteran David ‘5-1’ Norman to its board on Monday. “I am thrilled to have David join our board; he has already provided backstage mentoring opportunities for Well Dunn candidates, and during these difficult times he has stepped in to create incredible learning…
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New HEROES Act Includes Save Our Stages Language

By: Francisco Rendon Democrats introduced an updated version of the HEROES Act federal relief package to the House Of Representatives yesterday, which includes language from the Save Our Stages Act. The Save Our Stages Act was originally introduced by Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX) and Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) on July 22 and proposed to provide…
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Separate & Unequal: 22 Years After the Black Promoters Association Lawsuit, Has The Industry Really Changed?

By: Deborah Speer Agency BLM TIMES A-CHANGING? Major talent agencies join together to organize a rally and march in support of Black Lives Matter, starting in front of ICM Partners’ building in Century City, Calif., on June 7. In the weeks since the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis, the music industry has rolled…
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Update: The Live Industry Goes On Red Alert

By: Francisco Rendon Update (9/2)More than 1,500 live event venues and businesses around the U.S. took collective action Sept. 1 to illuminate their buildings in red, signifying that the live event and entertainment industry is on “red alert” and in desperate need of federal aid. The event was organized to rally congressional support for the RESTART Act,…
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Venues and crew signal ‘red alert’ for live music, theatre and events

BBC Entertainment & Arts Music venues, theatres and their workforces have taken part in a day of action around the UK to highlight the crisis facing the live events scene. More than 300 venues including London’s National Theatre and Royal Festival Hall turned their lights red as part of the Red Alert campaign. And out-of-work…
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How the Live Events Coalition is Uniting the Events Industry During a Pandemic

The Live Events Coalition is a completely volunteer-run 501(c)(6) nonprofit organization, created in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and its devastating impact on the live events industry. When our country and economy began shutting down in March of this year, a terrifying reality quickly set in among live event professionals across the United States: We…
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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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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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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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