Friday, 27 November 2015
Live music tickets sales collapse inb France after the Bataclan murders
Music Week reports that France's live music industry is appealing for €50 million (£35m) in aid from the government following the Paris terrorist attacks. PRODISS, the country's national union of producers, distributors, festivals and music halls and variety, says ticket sales fell 80% year-on-year in the week following the tragedy, and were 50% down on the weekend of November 21-22. An emergency fund of €4m (£2.8m) was made available by the minister of culture and communication in the immediate aftermath. While this has been welcomed by PRODISS, the union says it is not enough to compensate for the impact and is calling for a medium-term plan.