The International Music Managers' Forum (IMMF) has postponed a planned series of fundraising concerts for victims of the current crisis in Darfur, western Sudan.

The International Music Managers' Forum (IMMF) has postponed a planned series of fundraising concerts for victims of the current crisis in Darfur, western Sudan.

The "Playing Alive" initiative was expected to kick off with an event in mid-December at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff, Wales. Organizers will instead look to relaunch the project next Summer.

"Playing Alive's main events have been rescheduled for Summer 2005 since all the worldwide regional organising committees found that more time was required to stage first-class events than the original date in December 2004 would allow," says the IMMF in a statement.

John Glover, chairman of the U.K. division of IMMF, explains that the project was unable to rally enough assistance for a December launch. "We couldn't get enough support to make it happen in time. It would have been better had it occurred now, because now is when the money is needed," Glover tells Billboard.biz.

The project is spearheaded by the IMMF, the London-based umbrella organization for Music Managers Forum (MMF) chapters in 13 countries, including the United Kingdom, France and Germany.