"France's live music industry has appealed for €50 million ($53 million) in state aid, following the Paris terrorist attacks. Prodiss, France's National Union of Producers, Distributors and Theatres, said that the emergency fund was required to support the live business in the wake of the November 13 attacks that saw 89 people die and 99 people critically injured at an Eagles of Death Metal concert at the Bataclan theatre.
"Directly affected by this national tragedy, our sector today needs the support of all players in our ecosystem, including that of public authorities," said Prodiss in a statement.
In the aftermath of the tragedy, French culture minister Fleur Pellerinreleased €4 million ($6 million) in emergency funding to support promoters, venues and artists. Although Prodiss welcomed the gesture, they said it was not enough to compensate for the "shock-wave" that has hit the local industry." Read more here.