Crew Nation is Live Nation’s Covid-19 relief fund for the crew members who work in the live music industry: many of whom are freelancers whose incomes have been shattered by the concerts shutdown.
Launched at the end of March, the fund has now raised $15m according to Pollstar. That’s been used to support 15,000 people across 36 countries. Live Nation is ambitious for more though: the story reports that it wants to raise at least $30m in total.
“Concerts wouldn’t be possible without the many crew members working behind the scenes every step of the way and we want to make sure that as independent workers, they get the support they need from both the industry and the government,” said Live Nation boss Michael Rapino.