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Restart package for live sector

GERMANY -
World News
July 14, 2020

VENUE ASSOCIATION LiveKomm has launched a funding programme to support 215 grassroots venues across the country.

The initiative will support venues with a grant of €200 per concert, covering 6,900 events at a cost of €1.4 million ($1.133m). The Live 100 scheme will see €100 ($132) given to the venue and €100 to artiste.

As part of the project, which is due to be implemented by the end of February next year, the venue will be able to bill for between 12 and 48 concerts, including both concerts with an audience and live streamed shows.

“The Live 100 programme is a small restart into the new reality for the participating clubs,” says LiveKomm head Karsten Schölermann.

The initiative follows the federal government’s pledge to support its creative industries with a €1 billion ($1.132bn) support package, that includes €150m ($169.9m) allotted to the music industry, of which €50m will support grassroots music venues.

Minister of Culture Monika Grütters says the funding should be coupled with “creative opening strategies and concrete opening steps” for venues.

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