BTS and Big Hit Entertainment have donated $1 million to Crew Nation, helping concert crew members who have been financially impacted due to the postponement of concerts during the COVID-19 pandemic.
On June 22 local time, Variety reported that it has been announced that BTS and their agency Big Hit donated the large sum to Crew Nation, a campaign created by Live Nation. Crew Nation began in March with an initial $5 million donation, and it has promised to match up to a further $5 million donated by artists, fans, and employees. The fund gives a one-time grant of $1,000 to crew members who make 50 percent or more of their income from live performances.
Since BTS had a large world tour planned for this year, their donation is aimed to help out people who would have played a big part in staging their shows. The announcement states, “This is one of the largest artist donations that has been raised for the Crew Nation fund since its conception.”