Rare music prints are being sold to fund music production crews affected by pandemic

All proceeds are being donated to Stagehand, a charity for live music crews who have fallen on tough times

27.11.20

Photos by: Roger Bamber/PrintsForMusic.com

Words by: Billy Ward

Over 100 rare prints of music icons are being sold to raise money for music production teams and stage crew that have been impacted by the lack of live events during the pandemic.

Made possible by Prints For Music, the pictures up for sale are the works of globally celebrated photographers including Rankin, Tony McGee, Jill Furmanovsky and Gerry Mankovitz.

The selection of photos capture the likes of David Bowie, Whitney Houston, Bob Marley, The Clash, and Marvin Gaye, as well as more current names such as Skepta, Stormzy, Fatboy Slim, Carl Cox and many more.

Available to purchase for £95 each, the sale represents an opportunity to own a piece of music history, with many of the prints usually unavailable to buy. 100% of proceeds are being donated to Stagehand, a UK charity specifically dedicated to providing hardship funding for live music crews who have fallen on tough times.

Mike Lowe, Chair of Stagehand’s Board of Trustees, comments: “The livelihoods of people working in live music productions has been decimated by the effects of Covid-19. Every day we hear from people who are struggling and Stagehand is raising funds to help those in most need, with the simple aim of helping to keep roofs over heads and food on tables.”

Back in September, representatives of the UK’s events industry staged a socially distanced protest outside of Parliament to voice their concerns over the government’s Covid support measures which have shown a lack of consideration for those in the live music and night-time sectors.

The sale is open on the Prints For Music website from the 23rd November until the 21st December 2020.

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