BTS has decided to give back in a big way. Along with their management company the group donated $1 million to Crew Nation, which is Live Nation’s campaign to support live entertainment employees and crew members that are out of work due to the pandemic. The fund provides a one-time grant of $1,000 to crew members who make 50% or more of their income from live performances.
BTS commented: “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.”
With the cancelation of the BTS tour alone, over 70 live concert crew members are out of work. Crew Nation was launched in March with an initial $5 million donation, which it promised to match up to a further $5 million given by artists, fans and employees, dollar for dollar.