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.
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Gov. Lee Announces $50 Million in New Business Relief Funding
Tennessee Governor Bill Lee and the Financial Stimulus Accountability Group (FSAG) today announced an initial $50 million in federal Coronavirus Relief Funds for the new Supplemental Employer Recovery Grant (SERG) program to provide additional relief to small businesses suffering during the COVID-19 pandemic.Read More
Live event industry went to zero income in March and will remain at zero until next year: Bandit Lites founder
Phil Ehart, drummer and manager of the band Kansas, and Michael Strickland, chair and founder of lighting company Bandit Lites, join ?€?Squawk Box?€™ to discuss the pandemic impact on the live entertainment industry.Watch Now