Touring industry responds to Live Nation’s ‘all-in’ ticketing pledge

The touring industry reacted cautiously to Thursday’s White House announcement that Live Nation, Ticketmaster, and SeatGeek will at least partially adopt an “all-in” model that displays the full cost of. Continue reading

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46 NITO independent music Agents & Managers lead fair ticketing fight

The National Independent Talent Organization (NITO) has announced an aggressive nine-point platform of changes needed to reform concert ticketing, and 46 independent booking agencies and management companies have signed a. Continue reading

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Live music music struggles with Omicron as Congress considers new funding round

The Omicron variant is reeking havoc on the global live music sector as fans weigh the risk of attending live shows. New ticket sales for shows in January and February. Continue reading

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After 7 months of delays, SBA SVOG grants are finally helping to save independent live music

After months of delays, SBA SVOG grants are starting to reach desperate indie music venues, promoters, agents. and managers struggling to recover from the pandemic. The $16 billion US federal. Continue reading

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5 months after $16B in SBA SV0G grants became law $0 has been distributed to indie venues

5 months ago in late December of 2020 former President Trump signed into law a bill that guaranteed $16 billion in grant relief to desperate independent music venues. As of. Continue reading

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OFFICIAL: Indie Venues Score $15B #SaveOurStages COVID Relief

UPDATE: Bipartisan #SaveOurStages legislation advocated for by NIVA, NITO, and other music industry trade groups has passed the US House Of Representative and Senate by veto proof margins. The bill. Continue reading

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This Weekend’s #SOFEST Announces Impressive Lineup To #SaveOurStages

NIVA (the National Independent Venue Association) and YouTube have announced the lineup for this weekend’s Save Our Stages Festival #SOSFEST will run as a virtual music festival featuring all original. Continue reading

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