As we speak (December 17) is the final likelihood to enter the ‘I Love Reside’ prize draw to win objects from the likes of The Cure, Foals and Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds and assist present “life-saving” cash for struggling stay crew.
Having repeatedly called for better government help and support to climate the storm of COVID-19 and declaring that they’re facing their “biggest crisis since the 1920s“, many inside the stay music sector proceed to warn of potential bankruptcy and long-term industry damage until pressing motion is taken to mothball crew employees till it’s secure for stay music to return subsequent 12 months.
To assist increase much-needed cash for out-of-work and struggling stay crew and roadies, the charity Stagehand have launched the #ILoveLive memorabilia prize draw to help the unsung heroes of the stay music business. Prizes embody tickets to Glastonbury and Studying Pageant and devices performed and signed by the likes of The Treatment’s Robert Smith, Foals, Royal Blood, Nick Cave & The Dangerous Seeds, Radiohead, Elbow, Liam Gallagher, Placebo, The xx and lots of extra.
The draw has raised over £476,000 to this point, and closes at 5pm this night. See the full list of prizes and how to enter here.
WIN MY 2016 SCHECTER ‘FIBONACCI SEQUENCE’ ULTRACURE GUITAR. PLAYED AT EVERY SHOW ON THE CURE’S WORLD TOUR 2016. IT WILL BE AUTOGRAPHED / PERSONALISED FOR THE WINNER. PHOTOS WILL BE TAKEN DURING THE SIGNING. SMILING SUBJECT TO TIERS. https://t.co/Q2NcyHBxgF
WIN THIS GUITAR ↓ pic.twitter.com/9eAagZ15G8
— ROBERT SMITH (@RobertSmith) December 16, 2020
Talking in regards to the plight of many stay crew members, Stagehand founder Andy Lenthall advised NME: “There are individuals who have been capable of get various work, and there are individuals who can survive on self-employment earnings help, and there are individuals who have been furloughed – however we’ve misplaced lots of people resulting from redundancies and 20% of our self-employed crew have fallen via the cracks and have had nothing.
“There are folks registered as restricted corporations who can’t furlough themselves. Some folks have financial savings or a companion who’s working and have been turned down for Common Credit score consequently, and now their financial savings are dwindling. We’ve obtained to be grateful that Rishi Sunak’s Winter Plan noticed self-employment earnings help again at 80%, as a result of we had been planning for a winter with out that and the coffers would have been empty.”
Final likelihood to enter! Nick Cave & Warren Ellis are elevating cash as a part of Stagehand’s #ILoveLive marketing campaign.
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— Nick Cave & The Dangerous Seeds (@nickcave) December 16, 2020
He continued: “We’re giving grants of £500. We’re not funding any life right here, we’re saving folks’s bacon. Far too many individuals are calling this a life-saver. The necessity continues to be rising, particularly as we head into January. That is about protecting the lights on and placing meals on the desk and a roof over these folks’s heads. These are the fundamental issues we’re attempting to cowl. A great deal of managers and artists are saying: ‘We hear our crew are struggling – how can we assist?’”
— FOALS (@foals) December 4, 2020
Glastonbury is making a gift of 2 x competition tickets and a Pyramid expertise for the advantage of UK music.
— Stagehand (@StagehandFund) November 28, 2020
Again in October, it was predicted that 170,000 jobs from the live music sector could be lost by the end of 2020. Lenthall stated that a terrific lots of them had been nonetheless in danger.
“They’re nonetheless underneath nice risk,” he stated. “I feel that’s been delayed a bit of past the top of the 12 months, however we’ll see. All of it is determined by if we’ve obtained a market to return again to. Exhibits can solely actually begin to come again at capability within the spring if we’re fortunate. Except there’s a government-backed insurance coverage scheme, then there received’t be any reveals deliberate.
“Individuals have been promoting their possessions on eBay to pay the payments and borrowing on the bank card to pay the mortgage. It truly is sobering to listen to these tales. It’s a grim thought that these folks have carved themselves a really worthwhile dwelling and simply should neglect about it and begin once more.”
CLOSING TODAY! Don’t miss the prospect to help the UK’s wonderful stage crews put out of labor by coronavirus as a part of the #ILoveLive prize draw with @crowdfunderuk and @StagehandFund ❤️ Enter at the moment to win 2x Weekend VIP tickets to #RandL21 ? https://t.co/cU5H3OAMGB pic.twitter.com/hMPHqWEwn4
— Studying & Leeds Fest (@OfficialRandL) December 17, 2020
With the hope of elevating £1 million, Lenthall stated that StageHand have to this point dished out a whole lot of £500 grants to offer important monetary help to struggling stay crew employees – with rather more wanted.
“That is larger than I ever may have imagined it will be,” he added. “There’s nothing higher than having the ability to assist so many individuals.”