Episode 46

Published on:

5th Nov 2020

Roadie Relief Efforts on Capitol Hill, with Michael Strickland

Michael Strickland is a fixture in the entertainment industry, as both the founder of Bandit Lites and now the leading advocate for the live events industry on Capitol Hill. As the gravity of the pandemic set in, Strickland began talking with local and national politicians to develop relief efforts, and has been a driving force behind the RESTART Act among other initiatives. In today's episode we discuss his lobbying efforts, his forecast on the business in the coming months, and the philosophy that drives him as both a business owner and the voice of live entertainment in politics.

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About the Podcast

Hustle Like U Broke
A Balanced Look from Behind the Scenes, Celebrating the Working-Class Heroes of the Concert Industry
Matthew Walt, Kyle Hamilton, Christine Dallas, and Chris Lee tell their stories from the trenches of the live entertainment world. With over 80 combined years of experience, working with a wide range of A-list artists - including Kendrick Lamar, Stevie Wonder, JLo, Rihanna, Jay Z, Drake, Mac Miller and more - these concert veterans share their unique perspectives on surviving and thriving in the music world. Joining them each week are the people that make the shows happen – the working-class heroes - including production vendors, touring and production managers, engineers and techs, MDs, stylists and backstage managers, bus drivers, tour accountants, travel agents and many more.