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At least two billion euros of losses for the music sector because of the epidemic

A "crisis of a severity abyssal". Jean-Philippe Thiellay, did not mince his words, Wednesday, may 20, on France Musique. The pessimism is de rigueur in the chair of the new national Center of music (CNM). Under the supervision of the ministry of Culture, the structure created in January was to vote as early as the month of march the establishment of a relief fund to help companies in the music sector the most impacted by the crisis due to the Coronavirus, has expressed a gloomy forecast: "2 billion euros in losses" for the music industry.

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in the Face of the urgent problems of cash, 600 orchestras, groups and ensembles have sought the assistance of the Centre national de la music : "397 companies and associations have received assistance," said Jean-Philippe Thiellay. An amount of 3.4 million euros paid, "all aesthetic of music, including classical music."

Jean-Philippe Thiellay welcomed the announcements of Emmanuel Macron and Franck Riester to revive the cultural sector, particularly affected by the crisis of the covid-19. It is intended in particular to allocate to the NJC in an amount of 50 million euros: "This is wonderful, this will allow the reset of the national centre of music," he said. An endowment that will help to support the restart of the concerts or recordings of discs.

For the time being, the priority is to "avoid the bankruptcies that could occur now, this summer and fall", warns Jean-Philippe Thiellay. Even though he has paid tribute to the various initiatives such as concerts without an audience, they nevertheless remain anecdotal. "A recovery is truncated does not rule on the issue. The health rules that need to be put in place pose, and will pose a major economic challenge."

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