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Pre-Christmas Gift For German Venues

MUNICH, Germany (VIP NEWS) — The budget committee of the German Government has approved an additional grant of 1,5 million Euro to modernize the technical equipment of concert clubs and venues.

The concert association Livekomm developed a new support scheme to provide subsidies for the investment into new digital technologies in smaller and midsized clubs. The new program foresees supplying around 100 venues with financial aid to purchase new digital sound and light as well as DJ equipment.

The leading political spin-doctor behind this measure is Rüdiger Kruse, a member of the German Bundestag from Hamburg. Kruse has been a member of the budget committee since 2009 and a correspondent for culture and media on behalf of the CDU (Christ Democrats). Livekomm already receives funding from Initiative Musik, an organization dedicated to the support of popular music on a nationwide level, mainly financed by the federal state secretary for culture and media (BKM).

In terms of the administration and handling of this program, Livekomm will now undertake talks with representatives of Intiative Musik and BKM. Until now it is a one off measure that is limited to the business year 2015.