Outraged, fed up, in direct need of support, fighting for their importance and relevance, angry at the unequal treatment they were subject to… The European live music sector went through difficult situations in this COVID-19 crisis. Many live music associations expressed their concerns regarding the mistreatment they were subject to in various campaigns. Once again, the sector did not lack creativity, solidarity and resilience. They do not have the choice to do otherwise.
Find below a non-exhaustive list of campaigns in which Live DMA members took part. Maybe they will inspire you to develop your own campaign. They will assuredly make you believe in the importance of these social, cultural and economical spaces for the well-being of communities. They will also hopefully show you that you are not the only one fighting for live music scenes in these difficult COVID-19 times.
CAMPAIGNS WHICH SHOW THE IMPORTANCE OF THE SECTOR AND THE URGENCY OF THE SITUATION
These campaigns aim to show that the live music sector is important; whether in terms of artistic development, the economy, workforce or cultural diversity. Their damaging situation needs to be taken seriously, and they need support. Click on the images to find out more!
CAMPAIGNS WHICH PROTEST AGAINST THE (MIS)TREATMENT OF THE SECTOR DURING COVID-19
These campaigns aim to point out to the absurdity of the restrictions live music events were sometimes subject to, compared to other sectors. These restrictions often led to unsustainable financial situations for live music operators. Click on the images to find out more!
CAMPAIGNS WHICH CLAIM LOCAL SCENES AS SAFER SPACES REGARDING VIRAL INFECTION
These campaigns argue that, with the right sanitary measures in place, local music scenes are not more dangerous than other places regarding viral infection. This argument is backed up by the many scientific studies that were done in live music venues around Europe. Click on the images to find out more!