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Live Nation denies clause preventing artists from talking about Covid-19

The concert promotion giant Live Nation has denied that artists have been made to sign a gagging order in regards to making any public statements about Covid-19. 

The story broke after musician Courtney Jaye posted messages that she was sent from an anonymous source suggesting that a Covid-19 outbreak within a group of touring musicians had been suppressed from the public owing to a contracted gagging order with Live Nation.

Jaye posted the messages she had received along with the caption: “Receiving messages like this from friends makes me incredibly concerned for all musicians and crew members on the road right now. Please stay safe, everyone. Also – wtf Live Nation?”

Live Nation has swiftly denied the contents of the Tweet, responding by stating: “There is absolutely no covid gag order in our contracts.” 

Adding: “We care about our employees, crew, fans and artists and will continue to meet requirements of local health officials as we put on events.”

It is not known where the comments sent to Jaye originated, and there have not been corroborated in any way at present. You can see the full Tweet exchange below. 

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