The National Independent Talent Organization(NITO) 發起了一場拯救現場巡演的運動

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  • The National Independent Talent Organization(NITO) 發起了一場拯救現場巡演的運動

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    ◎(NITO)向其成員和大眾發出緊急行動呼籲,以支持通過RESTART法案行動。
    ◎如果沒有對眾多小型關閉企業的長期支持,COVID-19將永久改變整個現場巡迴演出行業的格局,對全國各地的藝人,巡迴演出人員,代理商,經理和獨立場所產生負面影響。
    ◎美國參議院將在本週開始辯論的下一個冠狀病毒救助法案,對仍處於關閉狀態的現場音樂部門至關重要,目前尚無切實可行的安全重啟時間表。 NITO執行董事會成員表示關注,“我們敦促國會迅速制定法案以提供救濟,以節省表演藝人,經紀人,經理,巡演人員,劇院和現場音樂表演場地,活動管理團隊以及全國各地的音樂會和巡迴演唱會及其周圍的數百萬個工作。自3月中旬以來,行業在可預見的未來,幾乎沒有任何業績或收入,但所有人都看到固定費用和間接費用每周持續增加。
    ◎NITO的會員數量迅速增長,現在由81個獨立的音樂預訂機構,90個獨立的藝人管理公司,352個巡迴藝人和190個巡迴實體組成。
    ◎為了支持兩黨的《重啟法案》,即使是大型音樂行業企業,例如ASCAP,BMI,SESAC,Spotify和YouTube,上周也加入敦促國會,在正常情況下,他們對美國經濟的貢獻為每年90億美元。全國獨立場地協會(NIVA)和NITO將在本周繼續開展號召性活動,它們一起已經為國會寫了超過一百萬封信。參議員(Michael Bennet)表示,將敦促國會同事將此兩黨提案納入下一個COVID-19救濟計劃中,以挽救音樂經濟和全國其他受重創的小型企業。
    ◎NITO與音樂產業到製造商等25個以上的國家和國際貿易協會合作,批准了(Bennet)參議員的兩黨法案,該法案現在由20位美國參議員共同發起。
    ◎NITO致國會的信中指出,請支持RESTART法案,該法案是由(Young)和(Bennet)參議員在參議院以及(Golden)和(Kelly)代表提出的在眾議院中,要求將該法案納入下一份COVID-19救濟法案。隨著大流行席捲全國,現場音樂產業,包括音樂人,經紀人,經理和巡迴演出專業人士,是首批關閉的產業之一。一旦大流行消退,現場音樂和獨立場所將成為重返市場的最後產業。簡而言之,當前的流行病已使行業和依此謀生的專業人士癱瘓、喪命。會員遭受90%以上的收入損失,並且已用盡所有資金。盡可能提供最大靈活性的長期支持至關重要,否則許多業務將無法生存。請支持RESTART法案,並鼓勵國會領導將NITO納入即將到來的COVID-19救濟計劃,以幫助NITO推廣#SaveLiveMusic和整個現場音樂生態系統。

    詳細內文:

    (CelebrityAccess) –The National Independent Talent Organization (NITO) has issued an urgent call to action to its members and the general public to support passage of the RESTART Act via its web site at https://nitolive.org/resources/take-action
    Without long term support for the multitude of small shuttered businesses, COVID-19 will permanently change the landscape of the entire live touring industry, negatively affecting artists, touring personnel, agents, managers, and independent venues across the country.
    The next coronavirus relief bill, which the Senate will begin debating this week, is of crucial consequence to the live music sector which remains shuttered, with no realistic timeline for safe reopening. NITO’s Executive Board Members shine a light on the urgency of the message, “We urge Congress to swiftly enact bills to provide relief that will save performing artists, agents, managers, touring personnel, theaters and live music venues, event management teams, and the millions of jobs resulting from and surrounding concerts and concert tours across the country. Since mid-March, our industry has closed down with virtually no performances or revenue for the foreseeable future, and yet we have all seen our fixed expenses and overheads continue to mount week after week.”
    Rapidly growing, NITO’s Membership is now composed of 81 independent music booking agencies, 90 independent artist management firms, 352 touring artists, and 190 touring entities.
    United in support of the bipartisan RESTART Act, even large music industry businesses such as ASCAP, BMI, SESAC, Spotify and YouTube amplified the plight of independents last week in a letter collectively urging Congress to provide essential relief to over 2,000 mom-and-pop music venues and promoters, quantifying their contributions under normal circumstances as $9 billion annually to the U.S. economy. The National Independent Venue Association (NIVA) and NITO will continue their call to action campaigns this week, and together, they have already fueled over 1 million letters to Congress.
    RESTART’s sponsor Senator Michael Bennet (D-CO) acknowledges the importance of the messaging, “We’re grateful to the music industry for their support of RESTART. I urge my colleagues in Congress to include this bipartisan proposal in the next COVID-19 relief package to save the music economy and the many other hard-hit small businesses across the country.”
    NITO, in partnership with over 25 national and international trade associations ranging from the music industry to manufacturers, endorse Senator Bennet’s bipartisan bill which is now cosponsored by 20 U.S. Senators.
    NITO’s Letter to Congress:
    I write today in support of the National Independent Talent Organization (NITO) to ask you to please support/co-sponsor the RESTART Act (S. 3814/H.R. 7481), introduced by Senators Young and Bennet in the Senate and Representatives Golden and Kelly in the House, and call for the act’s inclusion in the next COVID-19 relief bill.
    The live music industry, including musicians, agents, managers and touring professionals was one of the first to shut down as the pandemic swept across the country. Live music and the independent venues that support us will be among the last industries to return once this pandemic abates. In short, the current pandemic has shuttered and decimated our industry and every hard-working professional who depends on tours and concerts for their livelihood.
    NITO appreciates the work that Congress has done to respond to COVID-19, but our membership is experiencing upwards of 90% revenue loss and have exhausted funds made available to date. Long-term support with the maximum flexibility possible is vital without which many of our businesses will not survive.
    Please help NITO to #SaveLiveMusic and the entire live music ecosystem, by supporting the RESTART Act and by encouraging Congressional leadership to include it in the upcoming COVID-19 relief package.
    Join the campaign to endorse RESTART; visit the NITO web site at https://nitolive.org/resources/take-action

     

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