SBA Webinar

Are you a theatrical producer, talent representative, venue promoter or do you operate a live venue, live performing arts organization, movie house or cultural institution and have been impacted by COVID-19? Register for SBA’s webinar on Thursday, January 14, at 3 p.m. ET, for a preliminary overview of the Shuttered Venue Operators Grant program included …

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AFM Condemns the January 6 Mob Attack on the US Capitol

Thursday January 7th, 2021 The American Federation of Musicians of the United States and Canada condemns in the strongest terms the mob assault upon the U.S. Capitol Building, which was an attempt to subjugate our democracy and the peaceful and constitutional transfer of power after a lawful presidential election. The attack resulted in desecration, injury, bloodshed, …

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IMPORTANT NOTICE

As of this writing we are planning to have a General Meeting. Unless something drastically changes, it looks like it will have to be a ZOOM meeting. This ZOOM meeting will take place on January 12, 2021 at 7:00 pm. We will be sending out a ZOOM invite on January 8th, 2021 via Constant Contact.  …

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Save Our Stages Act

If you think #SaveOurStages is just about protecting the venues, think again. This infographic does a great job of demonstrating what we lose when entertainment businesses close their doors. The #SOSAct authorizes the SBA to make grants to eligible venues, promoters, or talent reps to address the economic effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on live …

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Rep. Cohen Co-Sponsors Raft of Bills for Restaurant, Live Music Relief

Rep. Steve Cohen (D-Memphis) joined a bipartisan group of federal lawmakers last week to co-sponsor a $10 billion bill to help independent entertainment venues stay afloat during the pandemic. The Save Our Stages (SOS) Act has broad support from congressional leaders, particularly those from districts or states dependent on live music for tourism, like Memphis …

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A Message from Ray Hair

This Labor Day weekend, whether you’re at a barbecue, a picnic or a parade, let your friends and family know: Unions make us stronger. Nearly four months ago, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the HEROES Act, a comprehensive COVID-19 relief bill that would provide extended unemployment insurance benefits, hazard pay, an emergency infectious disease …

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RED ALERT

LIVE EVENT & ENTERTAINMENT PROFESSIONALS CALL TO ACTION 9.1.2020 9PM – 12 MIDNIGHT Join the  National Initiative – Bring attention to the industry by lighting our venues & attractions RED. DON’T LET EVENTS GO DARK! The live events industry needs Congress to pass the RESTART Act and extend PUA! Music venues across the U.S. will …

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