You may have seen that the brilliant Frank Turner has set up #IndependentVenueLove which he is kindly now running in partnership with us and Music Venue Trust so we can help support independent venues during this difficult time.
Frank is streaming live shows of his albums from his home once a week, which fans can subscribe to, in partnership with specific venues to raise money for them. The venues are receiving all of the money from a GoFundMe or JustGiving page that is set up in order to watch Frank perform.
If you’re an artist and/or venue and would like to do this, please approach a venue you love and/or artists you know who have a good following and take part together – this could be a live Q&A, an acoustic performance, both or anything you’d like to do.
IVW is also approaching artists directly and through agents on venues’ behalf. If you secure a performance, please use social media to tag #IndependentVenueLove, IVW and Music Venue Trust as well as Frank himself so we can all support and share.
Here’s how it works in simple form;
- Artists give an hour of their time by either playing a live show (acoustic/stripped back or whatever is possible) – can be either an album playback, covers or mix of both and/or host a Q&A from their home.
- They dedicate the hour to a venue that means something to them – ideally one that hasn’t already had support like this – to share the support around.
- That venue sets up a Go Fund Me / Just Giving page where people can donate whilst watching the hour performance.
- Both the venue and artist announce the show using #IndependentVenueLove
This can be as a one off, or once a week or once a month – whatever works for everyone best. If you want more info, please email email@example.com
In the meantime check out the #IndependentVenueLove tag on social media to see what is already being shared, and watch Frank’s next livestream in aid of The Railway Inn on his Facebook & Instagram from 7.30pm this Thursday, 9th of April.
CROWDFUNDING CAMPAINGS ON THE IVW WEBSITE
There are lots of venues with crowdfunding campaigns already in full swing – if you have one, we are hosting these on a dedicated page on this website so please send any that you have that we aren’t yet hosting to firstname.lastname@example.org