Forman answers your COVID-19 concert questions

Live Nation’s apparent memo “leak” about 2021 conditions for artists appearing at its festivals has sparked a lot of controversy throughout the industry. The memo mostly puts the burden on the artists themselves and not the promoter when it comes to cancelations from either side. Live Nation is also demanding artists take a 20% pay cut with their advance payment and charging the artist double should they cancel a performance. This seems unfair, right?

Jack Forman, who serves as the President of BiCoastal Productions, a New York City-based concerts and theatrical booking agency, chats with us about these terms and gets more in depth on how the concert industry operates. Forman answers all of your COVID-19 concert questions in this episode that every concertgoer should hear.

Forman’s current clients include Lee Rocker of Stray Cats, Naturally 7, Colin Mochrie’s HYPROV of Whose Line is it Anyway?, legendary rock supergroup The Hit Men, Scotland’s Red Hot Chilli Pipers, Vegas-Strip favorites The Bronx Wanderers and The Daily Show Writers Comedy Tour. Originally spearheading the agency’s coverage of the Western United States, Forman now oversees the core agency staff and global touring strategy. He remains actively involved with industry organizations like the Western Arts Alliance (WAA), North American Performing Arts Managers and Artists (NAPAMA), and the Association of Performing Arts Professionals (APAP).

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