Live Nation has unveiled plans for Crew Nation – Global Relief Fund For Live Music Crews, a $10 million fund that will help support tour crew members during the COVID-19 crisis. The fund is being administered by the Music Forward Foundation, a charitable organization.
Live Nation will initially contribute $5 million to help support concert staff around the globe. The company will then match the next $5 million given by artists, fans, and employees dollar for dollar. If you’re interested in contributing, you can donate here.
Live shows are not possible without our crew members behind the scenes. We are helping those workers who need it the most by announcing the #CrewNation Fund. We are donating $10 million: $5M upfront + matching the next $5M. Visit https://t.co/CvaQvd3shg to donate or buy merch now pic.twitter.com/Y3dQjcf40u
— Live Nation (@LiveNation) March 31, 2020
More info, via Live Nation below.
Live music inspires millions around the world, but the concerts we all enjoy wouldn’t be possible without the countless crew members working behind the scenes. As COVID-19 puts concerts on pause, we want to extend a helping hand to the touring and venue crews who depend on shows to make a living.
Crew Nation was created to do just that.
Crew members are the backbone of the live music industry, and we hope you’ll join us in supporting them through this temporary intermission until we can once again unite millions around the world through the power of live music. Crew Nation is powered by Music Forward Foundation, a charitable 501c3 organization, that will be administering the fund.
Live Nation has committed $10 million to Crew Nation – contributing an initial $5 million to the fund, then matching the next $5 million given by artists, fans and employees dollar for dollar.
Thanks for your support, and we look forward to seeing you at a show again soon.