Primo Artists

17,692 supporters

Primo Artists, a classical music agency based in New York, is one of the leading artist management agencies in North America. Founded in 2015 by Charlotte Lee, who has over 20 years of experience in the music industry, the boutique agency prides itself on its selective roster of several of the world’s finest classical artists, from rising stars to household names. Primo Artists represents 10 artists: Violinists Itzhak Perlman, Joshua Bell and Nicola Benedetti, pianists Beatrice Rana and Seong-Jin Cho, conductors Cristian Măcelaru, James Gaffigan, Christian Reif and Gemma New, and composer Wynton Marsalis.

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Petitioning Congress

Ask Congress to Support the Arts and to Provide COVID-19 Arts Relief!

PLEASE NOTE: DONATIONS MADE TO CHANGE.ORG ARE NOT PASSED ONTO OUR CAMPAIGN. PLEASE SIGN THE PETITION AND SHARE WITHOUT MAKING ANY DONATIONS! CHECK OUT OUR VIDEO AND SHARE THE MESSAGE NOW! FOR FURTHER INFO, GO TO THE PAMAC WEBSITE AT WWW.ARTSRELIEF.ORG AND FEEL FREE TO CONTACT US! We are a collective of 250+ artist management and booking agencies across the United States, from New York to Hawaii, representing the world’s top performing artists across a multitude of genres. We play the pivotal role of enabling artists to bring their performances to global audiences. Our work depends exclusively on mass gatherings. Though many businesses have begun to reopen, our industry cannot resume operations until live performances can take place. We will be the last ones to return to work. In 2017, arts and cultural economic activity accounted for 4.5% of gross domestic product — $877 billion — and the employment of 5 million workers. This National Governors Association report illustrates how the arts catalyze economic revival in communities across the country. Data released by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics about the disproportionate toll of COVID-19 on the arts sector shows that performing arts employment fell by 48% between mid-March and mid-April 2020 alone. An Americans for the Arts study reports that 62% artists have become fully unemployed and expect to lose $50 billion of income nationally in 2020. Performing arts leaders predict that venues will not resume full-capacity performances before September 2021. Our ability to return to work is contingent upon a vaccine, which is the only way venues can once again fill to capacity. Without full-capacity performances until September 2021, we face an elimination of 18 months of income. The losses will total $800 million for our artists and $100 million for our agencies. Many of our businesses will cease operations or terminate most of our staff. Consequently, artists will lose representation, with no one to protect their interests or to negotiate for opportunities on their behalf, leaving even more artists without income and work. Our entire industry is in an existential crisis due to the COVID-19 pandemic. All businesses, both non-profit and for-profit, plus artists and gig workers, need relief. Arts relief is the only way our industry will survive. We urge Congress to reform a legislative relief package focused on the arts sector. We have launched this petition to draw worldwide attention to this existential situation. We are working closely with the Americans for the Arts and 28 industry service organizations to reinforce the policy requests made by the broader arts sector. We are therefore making an urgent appeal for Congress to consider a relief plan for the U.S. arts sector as follows: 1. Expand the Economic Injury Disaster Loans program: · Provide a new round of EIDL loan advances for arts businesses that will not have to be repaid. Increase the maximum loan advance amount from $10,000 at $1,000 per worker to $50,000 at $5,000 per worker. For businesses with fewer than 10 workers, allow Independent Contractors to be considered workers under this plan. 2. Recapitalize and Extend the Paycheck Protection Program: · Provide new opportunities for arts businesses to apply for PPP funding and be considered for forgivable loans that are worth 20 times average monthly payroll costs across an extended duration of 15 months. 3. Expand the Pandemic Unemployment Benefits program: · Increase funding for State Unemployment Assistance programs. Extend the $600 weekly payment as part of the Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation (FPUC) program beyond July 31, 2020 to August 31, 2021. · Ensure that artists and gig economy workers with mixed income sources, such as W-2 and 1099, receive full support rather than being unfairly limited to partial benefits. We ask you to help support our initiative for Congress to provide relief as we continue grappling with this unprecedented burden on our industry. It is the only way to protect an indispensable part of America’s cultural and social fabric. We welcome every opportunity to collaborate together as we look forward to a future where we can once again experience live performances. Thank you very much. 1st Mark Artists Management 14K MUSIC 24Seven Artist Development 2Luck Concepts ACM 360 Artists ADA Artist Management Agency-etc. ALIA Prod Alliance Artist Management Ariel Artists ArKtype Artes Latinas Artisan Agency Arts Management Associates Arts Management Group Arts28 Athlone Artists Baylin Artists Management Bel Canto Global Arts Bernard Schmidt Productions Bernstein Artists BesenArts Beth Morrison Projects BiCoastal Productions Blu Ocean Arts Bond Theatrical Group Brad Simon Organization Bridgewater Artists Management Broadway and Beyond Theatricals Broadway Booking Office NYC Cadence Arts Network Cadenza Artists California Artists Management Canis Major Music Cathy Pruzan Artist Representative Chaplin Entertainment Christina Daysog Concert Artists CM Artists New York Colbert Artists Management Columbia Artists Management Common Ground Arts Concert Artists Guild Creative Booking Agency CTM Classics Current Talent Agency Dandelion Artists David Lieberman Artists Representatives David Rowe Artists Diane Saldick LLC Dinin Arts Management & Consulting Dispeker Artists International Double M Arts & Events DUKES of Dixieland East Bank Entertainment Elsie Management En Garde Arts Encompass Arts EPIC Arts Management Epstein and Company Étude Arts Fairy Forest Talent Agency Fascinator Management First Class Entertainment Fletcher Artist Management FLi Artists Fox Performances Frank Salomon Associates Frontera Arts Gail Boyd Artist Management GAMI/Simonds Gardner Arts Network Gersh Gilliland Productions goingbarefoot Gold Mountain Entertainment Goodman Artists Greenberg Artists Guy Barzilay Artists Harmony Artists Herschel Freeman Agency Holden & Arts Associates IMG Artists Ina Dittke & Associates Ingenuity Productions Innovative Performing Artists Insignia Artists Management International Music Network Ivy Rock Management Jensen Artists Joanne Rile Artists Management John Gingrich Management Jonathan Wentworth Associates Karen McFarlane Artists Kaylor Management Ken Benson Artists Ketch Agency Kirshbaum Associates KiWi Productions KMP Artist Management Knudsen Productions Kosson Talent L2 Artists Latitude45 Arts Promotion LG Poppleton Lingua Franca Arts Lisa Booth Management Lisa Sapinkopf Artists Los Angeles Performance Practice Lotus Arts Management LVanHart Artist Productions Marilyn Rosen Presents Middleton Arts Management Mike Green & Associates Mirshak Artists Management MKI Artists Multiflora Productions MusicVine Performing Arts Myriad Artists Octopus Theatricals Opus 3 Artists Paradigm Talent Agency Park Avenue Artists Pasifika Artists Network Pentacle Performance Management International Peter Throm Management Ping Pong Productions PMG Arts Management Pomegranate Arts Primavera Consulting Primo Artists Promethean Artists Rena Shagan Associates River City Brass Royal Artist Group Schmidt Artists International Schwalbe & Partners Sciolino Artist Management Selby Artists/Mgmt Seldy Cramer Artists Sempre Artists Shaw Entertainment Group Sheffield Global Arts Management Sheldon Artists Shupp Artists Management Siegel Artist Management Sozo Artists SRO Artists Steele Management Stratagem Artists The Booking Group The Kurland Agency The Management Ark The Mark Spector Company The Office The Road Company The Roots Agency THG Management UIA Talent Agency Unbound Artists Unlimited Myles Vespertine Works Walrus Arts Management & Consulting Wittenberg Artists ZBug Group With support from the following arts service organizations, including those representing nonprofit organizations that present performances in partnership with agents, managers, and producers: American Choral Directors Association American Viola Society Americans for the Arts Association of Performing Arts Professionals Carnegie Hall Chamber Music America Dance/USA Florida Professional Presenters Consortium International Artist Managers Association International Clarinet Association International Federation for Choral Music Iowa Presenters Network League of American Orchestras Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation National Independent Venue Association New England Foundation for the Arts New Music USA North American Performing Arts Managers and Agents North Carolina Presenters Consortium Ohio Arts Professional Network Percussive Arts Society Pennsylvania Presenters Plains Presenters Network South Arts The Broadway League Theatre Communications Group The Sphinx Organization Western Arts Alliance

Primo Artists
17,692 supporters