It’s been revealed that several music industry professionals were amongst the dead at the horrific Bataclan massacre on Friday, where Eagles Of Death Metal were playing.
It’s been confirmed that two employees from Mercury Records France were gunned down at the venue on Friday evening.
Thomas Ayad, 34, who was international product manager and Marie Mosser, 24, who was a digital marketing executive both lost their lives doing the job they love.
Universal Music Group boss Lucian Grainge sent a message to all UMG staff over the weekend.
“We, like so many around the world, are struggling with last night’s horrific tragedy in France. Paris is in our thoughts and prayers. We extend our deepest condolences to the families and loved ones of the victims as well as our fervent wishes for healing for all of those affected by this senseless violence.”
Music journalist Guillaume B. Decherf, 43, also lost his life at the venue, where he was presumably reviewing the show for Les Inrockuptibles. And Universal Music France music industry marketing executive Manu Perez also lost his life when gunmen burst into the Paris venue and began indiscriminately firing into the crowd.
Venues across the world are set to increase security in the wake of the attacks reports NY Times.
Live Nation said: “Due to the recent events in Paris and in an abundance of caution we have implemented heightened security procedures globally. However, because of the sensitive nature of these protocols, we cannot elaborate further on the specific details. The safety and security of our shows, fans and venues continues to be our highest priority.”