Music Forward Foundation is a national nonprofit organization that transforms young lives, inspires careers, and champions a more inclusive music industry. As part of the Live Nation Entertainment family, Music Forward programs inspire ambition, create momentum, and redefine what’s possible for the young people and the industry we serve.
Live music inspires millions around the world, but the concerts we all enjoy wouldn’t be possible without the countless crew members working behind the scenes. As COVID-19 continues to put many concerts on pause, we are extending a helping hand to the touring and venue crews who are in great need of support.
Crew Nation is here to provide monetary grants to those facing hardship during the pandemic and beyond.
In partnership with Live Nation, Music Forward Foundation, a charitable 501c3 organization, established Crew Nation— a global relief fund for live music crews. Live Nation has committed $10 million to Crew Nation – contributing an initial $5 million to the fund, then matching the next $5 million given by artists, fans and employees dollar for dollar. Music Forward Foundation is administering the fund, and managing the application, review, and award process.
Crew members are the backbone of the live music industry, and we hope you’ll join us in supporting them through this temporary intermission until we can once again unite millions around the world through the power of live music.