BTS and Big Hit have donated $1 million to Live Nation’s Crew Nation campaign. The fund was launched in March to support the live concert crews across the globe that have been impacted by COVID-19—the K-Pop phenom’s donation is one of the largest artist donations since the fund was created.
Live Nation kicked off the campaign by donating an initial $5 million and matching a further $5 million given by artists, fans and employees, dollar for dollar. The fund provides a one-time grant of $1,000 to crew members who make 50% or more of their income from live performance.
Over 70 live concert crew members who were originally scheduled to work at BTS’ concerts in 2020 have received funding so far. 20% of whom are veteran crews who have worked in live performance industry for over 16 years. This contribution will help aide 1,000 live concert crews to receive relief. All nationalities, including Koreans, can apply for the Crew Nation fund.
“If it weren’t for COVID-19, we would have been happily touring across the world with many of our live concert crews by now,” said BTS. “We are aware that a lot of communities need help due to COVID-19, and we wanted to support the music industry crews by making a donation. We hope to meet again on stage very soon.”
According to Big Hit’s Global CEO Lenzo Yoon, “It is very unfortunate that the music industry has to go through such difficult time at the moment,” and added “we hope our contribution to Crew Nation could help support many live concert crews around the world.”
The global icons recently broke the record for the highest paid livestream concert two weeks ago with BANG BANG CON: The Live. Nearly 800k paying viewers watched the live broadcast.
BTS also donated $1 million to the Black Lives Matter Global Network early in June. Cr
Original post: Instiz
1.That’s so cool, BTS are amazing people💜
2.💜💜 They make it impossible for me to not love them…
3.BTS’ class, awesome!!
4.That’s so cool of them….. The fact that they’re taking care of the staff is touchingㅠㅠㅠ💜💜💜
5.Heol…. I know how big the scale must have been, so it’s even more touching…
6.What $1M?? ㅇㅇ That’s amazing!!
7.Woah… I envy your economic power that can be given that way!!
8.My singers are so coolㅠㅜㅜㅜㅜㅜ💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜
9. $1M to worldwide live concerts’ crews and another $1M to BLM ㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠ They’re seriously the bestㅠㅠㅠ Things like this makes me a bigger fan than I already am…. Let’s do another online concert, I wanna throw my money on you!!! Let’s do it once a month
10.Woah…. I’m not a fan, but they’re seriously so cool!
11.Donating their profits from online concertsㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠ
12. $1M donations to staff around the world who were unable to join the stage after making all-time profits from an online concert this time?? BTS is my love!
[Nate] BTS’ 1.2 billion won donation to live concerts’ crews due to ‘Corona 19 Damage’
Original post: Nate
[+900,-61]Seriously, BTS are so cool!!ㅎㅎ💜 ARMY Forever Bangtan Forever!!!!
[+798,-59]BTS ..ㅜㅜ It feel nice to see their good influence. Good luck with your up-coming album that will be released in October♡
[+60,-4]All the concerts were canceled, and the staff lost their jobs. You did a Good job BTS!! I hope they’ll find Corona vaccine soon so BTS and ARMY can enjoy a new tour when that day comes…
[+57,-4]Hating even on donations? You just wanna curse at this point! Isn’t it embarrassing to have an inferiority complex that you can’t even say that they did a good job under donations’ articles?tsk tsk… I wish these haters would’ve done a good deed instead to relieve their stress
[+57,-4]BTS and Bighit have recently donated $1M to “Black Lives Matter” which is a campaign that promotes Black people’s human rights across the globe. This means that they’ve donated $2M in just a month. I really respect them!!
[+54,-2]Big Hit and BTS will suffer the least amount of damageㅜㅜ Donating is really cool💜ㅜㅜ And that’s an amazing donation💜
[+52,-2]BTS, that’s impressive!! from the staff’s position, I wanna thank you so much
[+49,-2]Didn’t they donate $1M just a while ago? Another $1M donation? Woah.. Look at BTS’ class!