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17/6/21: When it comes to lobbying and campaigning, what can less engaged markets learn from their neighbours?

Kicking off our second Recovery Sessions – our new monthly series of conversations on the latest developments around the COVID-19 pandemic & the roadmap to reopening – was this conversation about the commercial live music business becoming more organised in speaking to governments and authorities.

The Private Sector: Finding a voice brought together Chair Greg Parmley (ILMC/LIVE (UK)), Evelyn Richardson (Live Performance Australia (AU)), Alex Schulz (Reeperbahn Festival (DE)), Jonathan Lomax (The Blakeney Group (UK)) and Erin Benjamin (Canadian Live Music Association (CA)) to discuss what less engaged markets can learn from their neighbours, and how important relationships with politicians will be in a post-Covid world.



21/10/21: Leaders from across the global live music industry examine how these crucial venues can come back better.
22/7/21: HR experts discuss the various challenges they face as key markets reopen for business, as well as the opportunities to ‘build back better’
17/6/21: When policies do return, what are the likely rates and terms that companies can expect?
17/6/21: From voluntary-risk-assessed mitigations to those required by guidance, what are the latest measures that will restart live music?
13/5/21: Could passports and COVID status certificates be the key to quickly and safely reopening venues and festivals?
13/5/21: Professionals behind three key pilot shows presented the lessons learned from the pioneering events
13/5/21: Marsha Vlasic, Melvin Benn and John Sharkey discussed where they are on the pathway to industry recovery.


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