Live music industry prepares for a quiet, sad summer

Original article by Kelly Burke
The Guardian Australia – Page: Online : 9-Aug-21

The UK recently announced a Stg750 million government-backed insurance scheme to help provide the live music and entertainment sector with a financial buffer against future lockdowns, and the federal government is being urged to do the same for the Australian live music sector. Annabelle Herd, who is the CEO of ARIA and PPCA, claims it will be a "quiet and sad summer" for the live music sector if a scheme similar to the one in the UK is not put in place. It was stated that recently that over 28,000 live events have been cancelled since 1 July, leading to losses of over $84 million.


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