Are we about to get another Live Aid concert as a COVID benefit?

There have been two Bob Geldof-organized Live Aid events. The first came in 1985 as a way to draw attention to a famine in Ethiopia. The second was Live 8 in 2005 which was aimed at fighting poverty around the world. Now there are rumblings of a third Live Aid to help those affected by COVID-19.

This speculation arises from the face that the Band Aid Charitable Trust (est. 1985) applied to have the name “Live Aid” trademarked and protected. The application–which has been approved, by the way–shows that the holders of the Trust are looking to protect things like streaming rights of a possible concert along with merch.

The merch part of the application includes the following: “Badges for wear, not of precious metal; accessories for apparel; decorative textile articles; brooches for clothing; hair ornaments, hair rollers, hair fastening articles; hair decorations; charms, other than for jewellery, keyrings or keychains; decorative charms for cellular phones.”

That’s all we’ve got to go on now. Geldof and his people have been silent on the matter so far. But it does look like something’s afoot, doesn’t it?

(Via The Daily Mail)

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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