Sens Klobuchar, Cornyn Propose $10 Billion “Save Our Stages Act”
U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) has introduced a bill aimed at helping small music venues survive the COVID-19 pandemic. The bill, introduced Wednesday, proposes setting aside $10 billion to distribute over the next six months, with individual venues able to apply for grants of up to $12 million. The... Read more
Entertainment Giant AEG Reveals Layoffs Amid Pandemic
The world’s second-largest live entertainment giant, AEG Presents, has officially announced pay cuts across the company. According to a memo from CEO Jay Mariano, which was obtained by Variety, the company will implement a combination of layoffs, furloughs, and paycuts. The extent of the layoffs were unclear, though Marciano... Read more
Fuller: Where Is The Love? Finding Community At Live Events
By: Eric Fuller I took the last week off from working on Rescue Meet ( https://www.RescueMeet.com ), my project to help the live entertainment industry regroup and resume because it just didn’t seem all that important when compared to the issues of life and death which were playing out live on... Read more
Pollstar Virtual Town Hall Focuses On Return Of Live Events
People within the entertainment industry had the chance to join Backstage Productions’ second Live Entertainment Town Hall meeting on Monday. According to Pollstar, the event brought together a variety of industry executives to discuss where the industry is headed going forward, including several re-openings and drive-in movie theater shows... Read more
Promoters Outline Safety Changes For Future Live Concerts
While states begin to reopen across the country, music fans can look forward to concerts slowly popping-up once again. However, when shows do return, they won’t be the same. Concerts are usually a freeing experience, allowing music fans to dance and sing among one another, crowd surfing, moshing, and... Read more
Healthcare Official Offers Insight Into Return Of Large Events
Festivals and concerts have been postponed or rescheduled across the globe due to concerns over the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. The live event industry has taken a huge loss in revenue during this trying time, and one expert predicts that the industry will not fully resume until fall 2021. According... Read more
Survey Shows Consumers Hesitant To Return To Concert Crowds
While the novel coronavirus spreads across the world, the live event industry, as well as the sporting world, has been completely halted. Movie theaters, restaurants, churches, and all Broadway shows have closed. At this point, people are being ordered to stay inside, but according to a new survey, people... Read more
Live Event Industry To Lose Over $500M Due To Cancelled Tours
The live event industry is taking a hard hit due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Top concert tours are being cancelled or postponed, while high-scale festivals have been called-off. Earlier this month, promoter giants Live Nation Entertainment and AEG, as well as booking agencies WME, Creative Artists Agency, UTA,... Read more
Breaking: Live Nation Has Postponed All Tours Throughout March Due To Coronavirus
Promoter giant Live Nation Entertainment revealed news Thursday afternoon that due to the spread of coronavirus, all concert tours throughout March will be postponed, Billboard reports. The company reportedly told its employees to hault current touring arena shows throughout the end of the month. While some gigs will still... Read more