170 musicians call for the rescue of electronic music

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Electro music is “in the process of extinction”: 170 musicians, DJs and actors of the “French Touch” called on Friday the Minister of Culture Roselyne Bachelot to support them, with an emergency aid fund and by organizing “party emergency zones”, despite the Covid-19.

In a column published Friday on the daily website Release, the signatories, of Jean Michel Jarre at Bob Sinclar via Acid Arab or Laurent Garnier, recall that “the electronic music market represents nearly half a billion euros in annual turnover, or 17% of the current music market” in France.

“Like Nantes Cathedral, for which Jean Castex announces a ‘reconstruction as quickly as possible and where the State will play its full part’, we demand the same treatment with the same urgency. “” There is an emergency, the ‘cathedral of electronic music’ is on fire! “, s ‘they protest.

“Concrete operational measures with immediate effect”

According to this forum, the sector represents 100,000 direct and indirect jobs in France: musicians, technicians, press officers, staff of clubs and concert halls, agents, seasonal workers … “all deprived of their jobs”. They call for “the establishment of concrete operational mechanisms with immediate effect”. “Most producers of electronic music and DJs are outside the framework of intermittence,” they point out.

“We would like, with the professionals of the diffusion of our sector, to open the site very quickly of the ’emergency zones of the festival’, framed by a single user manual from one region to another and which would allow us to ‘be in action according to pandemic news “. They ask that a delegation can be received quickly by Roselyne Bachelot.

Original article published on BFMTV.com

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