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Live Nation has announced the launch of Crew Nation, a global relief fund for live music crews. LN has committed $10m to Crew Nation, contributing an initial $5m to the fund, then matching the next $5m given by artists, fans and employees dollar for dollar.

CEO Michael Rapino also announced that he will personally donate $250k on behalf of the the Rapino family.

From the Crew Nation website, their mission statement pledges:

Live music inspires millions around the world, but the concerts we all enjoy wouldn’t be possible without the countless crew members working behind the scenes. As COVID-19 puts concerts on pause, we want to extend a helping hand to the touring and venue crews who depend on shows to make a living.

Crew Nation was created to do just that.

Crew members are the backbone of the live music industry, and we hope you’ll join us in supporting them through this temporary intermission until we can once again unite millions around the world through the power of live music. Crew Nation is powered by Music Forward Foundation, a charitable 501c3 organization, that will be administering the fund.

Find more info at https://www.livenationentertainment.com/crewnation/

Meanwhile, our crew is busy swabbing the deck of our luxury mega-yacht, where we continue to self-isolate.