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Roadie, Crew Nation Team to Support Live Music Crews

January 11, 2021

Roadie wants to help live music crews impacted by the pandemic this January. The Atlanta-based crowdsourced delivery platform will make a $1 donation to Crew Nation for every Large, X-Large and Huge Gig delivered through its platform this month.*

Music crews have been hit hard by the pandemic — most live concerts have been canceled to prevent the spread of COVID-19. That’s where Crew Nation comes in. The fund, powered by the Music Forward Foundation, benefits music crews impacted by the pandemic.

“Music unites and inspires us. Whether you’re into Jimmy Buffett or Janelle Monae, The Weeknd or Willie Nelson, you can thank live music crews for bringing your favorite artists to life onstage,” said Roadie Founder and CEO Marc Gorlin. “We were so inspired by roadie culture that we named our company after it; it’s why deliveries on our platform are called ‘Gigs’ and it’s why we’re proud to step in and work with our customers to help give a little back.”

Roadie is the nation’s first nationwide crowdsourced delivery platform that works with consumers, small businesses and big global brands alike to facilitate same-day, local deliveries nationwide. Unlike other platforms that enable food and small package delivery, drivers on Roadie’s platform haul everything from kayaks to couches, paint to puppy food.

“The live industry was the first to close due to the pandemic, and will likely be one of the last to reopen, so the need for these out-of-work crew members is greater than ever” said Nurit Smith, Executive Director, Music Forward Foundation. “Thank you to Roadie for pledging your support for Crew Nation, this commitment will go a long way to provide relief for many roadies through this temporary pause.”

Who can send something on Roadie’s platform? Anyone, said Gorlin.

“Need to borrow Mom’s vacuum cleaner or get a new stationary bike from across town? Roadie’s one of the quickest, easiest, socially-distant ways to make it happen. Consider us your friend with a truck — besides, your real friend with a truck is probably tired of getting paid in pizza and beer,” he added.

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