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In a March 12 statement, concert promoters Live Nation and AEG, along with Creative Artists Agency (CAA), William Morris Endeavor (WME), Paradigm, and United Talent Agency (UTA), released the following statement: "The world’s leading forces in live entertainment have come together to form a global task force to drive strategic support and unified direction ensuring precautionary efforts and ongoing protocol are in the best interest of artists, fans, staff, and the global community. At this time, we collectively recommend large scale events through the end of March be postponed. We continue to support that small-scale events follow guidance set by their local government officials. We feel fortunate to have the flexibility to reschedule concerts, festivals, and live events as needed, and look forward to connecting fans with all their favorite artists and live entertainment soon."

The Coronavirus crisis has caused the touring industry to grind to a halt and put industry workers in limbo. Live Nation is doing something about it.

 

Much like the fund that was set up last month to aid staff at Boston’s independent venues–but on a much, much grander scale–the live music giant has created a fund. Crew Nation will benefit tour crew members who are struggling due to the pandemic, to the tune of $10 million-plus.

 

Live Nation will pony up the first $5 million, then match the next $5 million donated by artists, fans, and the like. You can get all the details, buy merch, and make donations here.