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Congress passes COVID-19 relief bill with $15 billion in funding for independent venues

On December 20, the United States Congress reached an agreement on a $900 billion relief package that, in addition to granting an individual payment of $600 to each qualifying American, will afford $15 billion to “venues, independent movie theaters, and cultural institutions.” Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said, “I’m especially pleased this this bill will […]

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Congress passes COVID-19 relief bill with $15 billion in funding for independent venues

On December 20, the United States Congress reached an agreement on a $900 billion relief package that, in addition to granting an individual payment of $600 to each qualifying American, will afford $15 billion to “venues, independent movie theaters, and cultural institutions.” Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said, “I’m especially pleased this this bill will […]

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Spotify donates half a million dollars to the National Independent Venue Association

As independent music venues across the nation struggle to stay afloat amid ongoing COVID-19–related financial challenges, Spotify is showing its support in the form of a $500,000 donation to the National Independent Venue Association (NIVA). The funds were reportedly divested from Spotify’s annual billboard marketing campaigns and reallocated to NIVA. As a gesture of gratitude for […]

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Congress introduces another new bill to benefit independent venues

Independent music venues are in dire straits as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to stymie live music events, translating to cancellations throughout the remainder of 2020. Shortly after the proposal of The Restart Act comes another bill aimed at keeping struggling venues afloat, the Entertainments New Credit Opportunity for Relief & Economic Sustainability (ENCORES) Act. The […]

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The Restart Act seeks to extend government aid to struggling music venues

It is no secret that the music industry has been hit exceptionally hard by the COVID-19 lockdowns. With so many venues dependent on regular live shows to survive, indefinite closures are becoming increasingly common. Although America still has a long way to go before concerts make their return, a new bill making its way through […]

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The Restart Act seeks to extend government aid to struggling music venues

It is no secret that the music industry has been hit exceptionally hard by the COVID-19 lockdowns. With so many venues dependent on regular live shows to survive, indefinite closures are becoming increasingly common. Although America still has a long way to go before concerts make their return, a new bill making its way through […]

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Hundreds of artists including John Mayer and Lady Gaga implore Congress to save indie venues

John Mayer, Lady Gaga, Billie Eilish, Coldplay, and Dave Grohl have joined more than 600 artists in signing an open letter to Congress entreating the United States government to support indie music venues that are financially sinking amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. On June 18, the National Independent Venue Association (NIVA) scripted the letter in […]

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Hundreds of artists including John Mayer and Lady Gaga implore Congress to save indie venues

John Mayer, Lady Gaga, Billie Eilish, Coldplay, and Dave Grohl have joined more than 600 artists in signing an open letter to Congress entreating the United States government to support indie music venues that are financially sinking amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. On June 18, the National Independent Venue Association (NIVA) scripted the letter in […]

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Hundreds of artists including John Mayer and Lady Gaga implore Congress to save indie venues

John Mayer, Lady Gaga, Billie Eilish, Coldplay, and Dave Grohl have joined more than 600 artists in signing an open letter to Congress entreating the United States government to support indie music venues that are financially sinking amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. On June 18, the National Independent Venue Association (NIVA) scripted the letter in […]

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Brownies & Lemonade partner with Porter Robinson for Secret Sky streaming festival

Following their wildly successful Digital Mirage festival, Brownies & Lemonade is officially hosting another hotly anticipated streaming festival. A worthy vessel as any to pique excitement in such lonesome times, Porter Robinson will launch Secret Sky festival Saturday, May 9, 2020. So far the only hint at the event’s acts are a tweet from Robinson […]

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Brownies & Lemonade partner with Porter Robinson for Secret Sky streaming festival

Following their wildly successful Digital Mirage festival, Brownies & Lemonade is officially hosting another hotly anticipated streaming festival. A worthy vessel as any to pique excitement in such lonesome times, Porter Robinson will launch Secret Sky festival Saturday, May 9, 2020. So far the only hint at the event’s acts are a tweet from Robinson […]

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Above & Beyond team with frontline workers for COVID-19 music video

With the help of over 70 frontline workers, Above & Beyond have shared a music video respray of their 2019 Anjunabeats club cut “All In.” The original was a tag-team effort from Fatum, Genix, Jaytech and Judah. However, the London based trio added orchestral textures, classic trance plucks, and a delicate piano outro for a […]

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Spotify announces the COVID-19 Music Relief project

The music industry is front and center among those immediately impacted by the financial strain of the coronavirus, with every aspect, from performers and publicists, to venues and promoters. Thankfully, streaming giant Spotify is stepping up to do what it can, leading the charge to ignite and unite the industry with the Spotify COVID-19 Music […]

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Spotify announces the COVID-19 Music Relief project

The music industry is front and center among those immediately impacted by the financial strain of the coronavirus, with every aspect, from performers and publicists, to venues and promoters. Thankfully, streaming giant Spotify is stepping up to do what it can, leading the charge to ignite and unite the industry with the Spotify COVID-19 Music […]

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