Post Malone performs in 2018 at Exit/In in Nashville, one of the nearly 450 venues that had become members of the National Independent Venues Association as of Friday. (Getty Images) D.C. firm Akin Gump will push issues for National Independent Venues Association Within two days, nearly 450 independent venues had signed on as members of the newly formed National Independent Venues Association, a trade association that has hired a major Washington, D.C., lobbyist and plans to lobby the federal government for economic relief because of the coronavirus pandemic. The association, which came out of a loose group spearheaded by Independent Venue Week and Marauder’s Rev. Moose, has hired powerhouse lobbying firm Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld to represent the group on Capitol Hill. It has received donations from See Tickets, Lyte and other companies to facilitate that effort. “NIVA came out of a Independent Venue Week town hall that took […]
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