Specifying “unprecedented costs”, Live Nation wants musicians to take a massive pay cut in 2021

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It’s harder than ever to be a musician right now, especially one that thrives on live shows. With many shows simply not happening for the foreseeable future, musicians have had to resort to unique measures to supplement their meager incomes. Whether it’s bands like Code Orange conducting unique, intense livestream shows on Twitch or Fearless Records hosting streams for their own artists, never underestimate the ability of an artist to get creative if it means still getting to do what they’re passionate about.

Unfortunately, it appears Live Nation – which is the largest live events company in North America – wants musicians to shoulder even more of the costs next year. While it’s certainly questionable when large-scale live concerts and events will even make a comeback, some of the stipulations for next year include a staggering 20% drop in artist guarantees, among other things. In a memo obtained by Rolling Stone, that 20% drop in artist guarantees isn’t the scariest number here.

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Tour Announcement : Deep Purple / Judas Priest Summer Tour



Citi Pre-Sale Begins Tuesday, April 24; Tickets Available to the General Public Starting
Friday, April 27 at LiveNation.com

LOS ANGELES, CA – Legends will collide late this summer when Deep Purple and Judas Priest embark on a co-headlining North American tour. Produced by Live Nation, the outing will kick off August 21 in Cincinnati, OH and visit 25 cities across the U.S. and Canada before wrapping September 30 in Wheatland, California.  tickets go on sale to the general public beginning Friday, April 27 at 10am local time at LiveNation.com.

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