Independent promoter Dave Poe of New York-based Patchwork Presents, a partnership with Ineffable Music, and co-owner of promotion company Broadberry Entertainment Group Jessica Gordon in Richmond, Virginia, have come together to form the Independent Promoter Alliance in light of COVID-19 and its dire effects on the live music industry. The goal of the newly formed group is to talk regularly about current challenges and how individual businesses plan to work through this pandemic.
"At the end of the day, Jessica and I wanted to organize something so it gives people a place to go," Poe tells Billboard. "It is really for the promoters and talent buyers and venue owners who don’t talk to other entities and are doing it on their own. Maybe it will help them just a little bit to hear other people who are all in the same boat and what everyone is doing to weather the storm, because it is going to be rough."