“They are the lifeblood of New York.” Schumer fights for music venues and entertainers

Musicians like Mike DelGuidice, from Big Shot, says musicians can play at some businesses but they can't sell tickets or advertise.

News 12 Staff

Sep 14, 2020, 12:04 PM

Updated 1,348 days ago

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The pandemic is taking a toll on performing venues and entertainers, and officials are now calling on the federal government for help.
Sen. Charles Schumer (D) announced Sunday that he's fighting for funding to help music venues. "The live venues throughout New York that provide space for music, for art, for comedy, and for New Yorkers to gather. They are the lifeblood of New York and they are dying, and we are here to try and save them."    
Musicians like Mike DelGuidice, from Big Shot, says musicians can play at some businesses, but they can't sell tickets or advertise. "Musicians have been shut out, we're not allowed to work. These new rules that were put into place," says DelGuidice.
He's pleading for the State Liquor Authority to change the law before musicians start leaving the industry.
 


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