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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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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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COVID-19 ROCU Concert Tour Personnel Relief Fund

The coronavirus pandemic is proving to be the most devastating challenge ever to face the live music industry and the creative community as a whole. With thousands of tours across the globe having already been cancelled, along with an increasing number of music festivals in this time of unprecedented uncertainty, the future of the music…
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Petition Leads To Formation Of Live Events Coalition To Lobby For Production, Event Professionals

By: Francisco Rendon The “COVID-19 Federal Aid Package for Events Industry” petition previously reported on by Pollstar has led to the formation of the Live Events Coalition, whose membership includes Live Design, International Live Events Association and PRG & VER.  The purpose of the new coalition is to lobby the president and congress to create a task force…
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Live Entertainment Professionals Buried in the COVID-19 Mix

Chris Ward “ We need to share and get this information out to the Media as well as our representatives in the Senate and Congress.  “We are an industry almost 2.5 times the size of GM with total yearly revenues  in excess of $337 Billion in 2016 compared to  $125 Billion for GM in 2019.…
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