Sign up for our daily briefing

Make your busy days simpler with Axios AM/PM. Catch up on what's new and why it matters in just 5 minutes.

Please enter a valid email.

Please enter a valid email.

Subscription failed
Thank you for subscribing!

Catch up on coronavirus stories and special reports, curated by Mike Allen everyday

Catch up on coronavirus stories and special reports, curated by Mike Allen everyday

Please enter a valid email.

Please enter a valid email.

Subscription failed
Thank you for subscribing!

Denver news in your inbox

Catch up on the most important stories affecting your hometown with Axios Denver

Please enter a valid email.

Please enter a valid email.

Subscription failed
Thank you for subscribing!

Des Moines news in your inbox

Catch up on the most important stories affecting your hometown with Axios Des Moines

Please enter a valid email.

Please enter a valid email.

Subscription failed
Thank you for subscribing!

Minneapolis-St. Paul news in your inbox

Catch up on the most important stories affecting your hometown with Axios Twin Cities

Please enter a valid email.

Please enter a valid email.

Subscription failed
Thank you for subscribing!

Tampa Bay news in your inbox

Catch up on the most important stories affecting your hometown with Axios Tampa Bay

Please enter a valid email.

Please enter a valid email.

Subscription failed
Thank you for subscribing!

Charlotte news in your inbox

Catch up on the most important stories affecting your hometown with Axios Charlotte

Please enter a valid email.

Please enter a valid email.

Subscription failed
Thank you for subscribing!

Please enter a valid email.

Please enter a valid email.

Subscription failed
Thank you for subscribing!

Chris Martin of Coldplay performs at the Global Citizen Festival in Hamburg in 2017. Photo: Christian Augustin/Getty Images

Global Citizen — in partnership with Teneo, the global CEO advisory firm — will announce Monday a 10-hour, five-continent philanthropic concert on Sept. 26, 2020 that aims to be the largest and most viewed "cause event" ever.

Why it matters: The concert will culminate a yearlong "Global Goal Live: The Possible Dream," a drive to raise billions from philanthropy, business and governments toward UN Global Goals in the world’s poorest 59 countries.

  • The goals: "Help end extreme poverty, tackle climate change and reduce inequality."

The context: "Global Goal Live" is billed as a digital-age successor to Live Aid, the celebrity-studded, transcontinental, 16-hour concert for African famine relief in 1985 — 34 years ago.

  • The finales were Band Aid's "Do They Know It's Christmas?" at Wembley Stadium in London, and USA for Africa's "We Are the World" in Philadelphia.

Global Citizen, aimed at helping millennials use their collective voice to end extreme poverty by 2030, has drawn tens of thousands of attendees and millions of online and TV viewers to Global Citizen Festivals around the world.

  • Global Citizen CEO Hugh Evans said in a statement: "Live Aid took place in 1985, well before the advent of social and digital media. The platforms that exist today can enable us to reach every corner of the planet."

Go deeper: Experiencing a music festival with tech upgrades

Go deeper

Updated 4 mins ago - Politics & Policy

Inauguration Day dashboard

U.S. Capitol and stage are lit at sunrise ahead of the inauguration of Joe Biden. Photo: Patrick Semansky - Pool/Getty Images

Vice President-elect Kamala Harris has taken the oath of office at the Capitol. Watch a livestream here.

What's next: President-elect Joe Biden will take his oath of office. Shortly after, President Biden will deliver his inaugural address. What to expect.

In photos: The Biden and Harris inauguration

Doug Emhoff, Vice President-elect Kamala Harris, Jill Biden and President-elect Joe Biden arrive at the U.S. Capitol for the inauguration on Jan. 20. Photo: Joe Raedle/Getty Images

Joe Biden and Kamala Harris are being inaugurated as president and vice president respectively in a ceremony at the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday morning.

Why it matters: Top Democrats and Republicans gathered for the peaceful transfer of power at the Capitol only two weeks after an unprecedented siege on the building by Trump supporters. Trump did not attend the ceremony.

Dan Primack, author of Pro Rata
1 hour ago - Economy & Business

Momentum builds for major antitrust reform

Illustration: Aïda Amer/Axios

President Trump's outgoing antitrust chief Makan Delrahim on Tuesday endorsed a proposal from House Democrats that would put new limits on acquisitions by large companies, during comments made at a Duke University event.

Why it matters: Momentum is building for major antitrust reform, updating rules that were written for railroads instead of routers.