French live industry calls for £35m in emergency government aid

James Hanley

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 ...

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