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NEAR TRUTHS: CATALOG DANCE
Money is no object; rising interest rates be damned. (10/7a)
GRAMMY CHEW:
RAP EDITION
Michael and Kyle find a feast of hip-hop to chew on. (10/7a)
SONG REVENUE: “UNHOLY” MOLY
Sam & Kim get us in the Halloween spirit. (10/7a)
PRIMARY WAVE ADDS
$2B FUND
Hats off to Larry, who's doing the "Blitzkrieg Bop." (10/6a)
LORETTA LYNN,
1932-2022
Honoring the life and legacy of a truth-teller (10/5a)
GRAMMY SEASON
New categories! New rules! New WTF!
THE BIG DEAL
It's the one you didn't see coming.
RAID AT MAR-A-LAGO
"Who took my passports?"
HITS' 36TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL
Allow us to apologize in advance.
Blighty Beat
BIZ FLOATS CONTINGENCY FUND IDEA
4/21/21

With the U.K.’s 2021 festival season looking increasingly precarious, trade body LIVE has made a new bid to Government to save it, asking for a contingency fund to be made available for events that have to cancel.

To encourage events to take the risk of keeping summer dates in the hope that the Government's pilot events scheme proves successful and they can proceed, LIVE has requested that a fund be created from some of the £400m unspent money that’s part of the Cultural Recovery Fund. It would offer partial protection to organizers should events have to cancel because of a public health decision; insurance for all other issues would be handled in the usual way.

Calls for cancellation insurance have as yet gone unanswered and, as a result, a number of events have postponed for another year. Greg Parmley, Chief Executive of LIVE, said that without some form of contingency fund in place, "the risk of undertaking activity this summer will simply be too great for the majority of events" and that cancellations will become "a flood" in the coming weeks if a solution isn’t found.

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