On the day businesses could apply for $16.25 billion in Save Our Stages Act grants, the system glitched. They're still waiting for aid.
NIVA, Live Nation, and Senator Amy Klobuchar think President Biden should mobilize an unemployed workforce and shuttered music venues.
Thanks to the National Independent Venue Association's lobbying, a dying industry received congressional relief, but 2021 is still uncertain.
“The Save Our Stages Act is a critical lifeline,” said Joe Shanahan, the founder, owner, and operator of iconic Chicago venue Metro.
As independent agencies lobby Congress for coronavirus relief, bookers are in a constant state of rescheduling tours for the artists they represent.
We talked to the National Independent Venue Association (NIVA) about why without government relief, their entire industry is in jeopardy.