Live Music Industry
Legislation & Advocacy
The Academy of Country Music® stands by our members and industry colleagues throughout the difficulties and uncertainties caused by COVID-19. In these trying times, many of us are struggling in every sector of the live music industry. One way we can attempt to secure some assistance is by using our voices. There are several potential bills currently introduced to our government that could help. Below please find educational resources, as well as actionable items to write your congressmen and women and urge them to step up and help the future of our industry.
In the News
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