Paris Music Venues Seek Government Bailout In Wake Of Attacks (Top Story)
They're now seeking €50 million in emergency aid to stop many venues from going under. And while France's culture minister Fleur Pellerin has previously set aside €4m to help the industry, the union insist it's not enough.
They say in a statement: "The implementation of this emergency fund is essential. Our 340 companies are composed mainly of small structures, having virtually no assets, and are extremely fragile.
"The mattress to absorb a crisis does not exist. That is why it's necessary to reassure the profession by increasing the amount and define the scope of this emergency fund. This amount will cover the additional resources deployed to secure facilities, but also to deal with the decline of ticket sales as observed on this first week." Read more - here.
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