Crew Nation is a new fund created by Live Nation to offer financial support to backstage staff – the ‘backbone’ of the live industry
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The new videos, debuting on Live Nation's Live from Home platform, spotlight the relationships between artists and their touring crew
By IQ on 07 May 2020
To promote Crew Nation, its US$10m coronavirus relief fund for out-of-work touring crew, Live Nation has has launched Backstage with Crew Nation, a new video series focusing on the relationships between touring artists and their backstage staff.
Debuting on its Live from Home platform, the first video follows Jon Russell, of indie-folk band the Head and the Heart, in conversation with the group’s front-of-house engineer, Tim Smiley. The pair discuss a range of topics, including how they’ve continued to work together during the Covid-19 pandemic.
The series will feature “natural conversations over video call between artists and members of their crews, highlighting the voices that make up the resilient live music community”, according to LN.
Watch the first episode of Backstage with Crew Nation above.
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