Is the Met last in line for Save our Stages cash?main
No-one yet knows how money from the US Congress $15 billion Save Our Stages act will be shared out among music venues and movie theatres. The bill still needs presidential approval.
The bill was co-sponsored in the Senate by Amy Klobuchar (D-Mn.) and John Cornyn (R-Tx.) after intensive lobbying by the entertainment industries. Klobuchar said: ‘This funding will get small entertainment venues the help they need to make ends meet and serve our communities for generations to come.’
Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY), a cosponsor of the bill, said: ‘I am especially pleased that this bill will provide money for bars and restaurants, and $15 billion in SBA grants for theatre operators and small venue owners.’
Small means small. Does that mean the big stages come last?