COVID-19 Resources
As we continue to witness the global effects of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic on the music industry, we want to update you on resources to help both industry professionals and artists whose livelihoods have been negatively impacted by this crisis.

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Last updated: April 20, 2020
  • Alcoholics Anonymous' Online Meeting Directory

  • Art Is Alive's donation portal, resource center featuring tools for creatives and streaming calendar. View here

  • Artist Rights Alliance's list of financial, medical and mental health resources along with other ways to earn income. View here

  • ASCAP's Music Unites Us resources for music creators and songwriters affected by COVID-19. View here

  • Backline's network of mental health + wellness providers for music industry professionals and their family members. Connect with a Case Manager

  • Bandsintown and Twitch have partnered up to allow the collection of money from live performances on Twitch for those who have at least 2,000 Bandsintown followers. Learn more

  • Bandzoogle's tips for artists on how to ask their fans for support during the pandemic. View here

  • Billboard's recommended ways artists can survive today's concert shutdown including seeking corporate sponsorships, livestreaming shows and leveraging publishing. View here

  • Forbes has compiled a master list of major international airline change and cancellation policies in wake of the pandemic. View here

  • IBMA's resource page is great for DIY artists with links to assist with traveling resources, alternative revenue streams and more. View here

  • Live Nation's global Crew Nation relief fund dedicated to touring and venue workers affected by COVID-19. View here

  • Newport Festivals Musician Relief Fund is offering financial help to those in the folk and jazz communities. Apply for a grant

  • NPR Music's list of ways you can help both musicians and industry professionals. ​View here​

  • The Recording Academy® and MusiCares'® COVID-19 relief fund. If you or someone you know has been severely affected, you can apply for assistance and potentially receive support. Donate + Apply for Assistance Here

  • For those in Asia, Europe & the UK: The Recording Academy's® resources for music creators and professionals. View here

  • SoundCloud has pledged a relief plan worth $15M plus new initiatives for music creators. Learn more

  • Spotify's COVID-19 Music Relief Project which recommends verified organizations for financial relief. View here
Resources & Important Information by Region:

  • Congress has just passed The CARES Act to provide financial relief to small businesses and self-employed music workers. Read about what this means for our industry here.

  • American Federation of Musicians' emergency action, unemployment and state-by-state resources. View here

  • Artist Relief is offering $5,000 grants to artists who've been affected by the pandemic. View here 

  • The Association of Performing Arts Professionals' (APAP) agent + artist resources, emergency funding opportunities and webinars. View here

  • Billboard's ongoing national + state-by-state resource guide for artists/industry professionals who are in need of support. ​View here

  • The Recording Academy's® resources by region:
  • Music Health Alliance's COVID-19 + Tornado Relief Plan offering financial assistance, a solution series and a resource database. View here

  • Musicians Foundation's donation + financial resource center. View here

  • The National Endowment for the Arts' resources for artists and arts organizations. View here

  • The National Independent Venue Association's efforts to secure financial support for U.S. independent venues and promoters. Learn more

  • The U.S. Small Business Administration's COVID-19 guidance and loan resources for small businesses. View here

  • U.S. Tax Day has been moved to July 15, 2020. Learn more

  • The Australia Council's Resilience Fund with approx. $5M of grants allocated for artists and arts organizations. Learn more

  • Lifeline's 24-hour crisis support and suicide prevention services. View here

  • I Lost My Gig's links to government aid packages + form for those who've been impacted Down Under to report their losses for funding opportunities. View here

  • The Sound of Silence's landing page for donating to Australia's Support Act and t-shirt shop with proceeds going towards the Act. View here

  • The Support Act's programs including crisis relief financial assistance and wellbeing helpline. View here

  • The Canadian Independent Music Association's (CIMA) updated landing page with resources for Canada's music industry including links to the government's emergency response benefit, support for individuals, businesses and more. View here

  • The Unison Fund's national and provincial resources including province-specific information, action plans and financial assistance. View here

United Kingdom:
  • The Arts Council's list of guidance and emergency funding for affected organizations and individuals. They've also amended requirements for those currently receiving their funding in the UK. Visit here 

  • Help Musicians' landing page with government advice, their financial hardship fund, mental health support and legal/contractual advice. Visit here

  • You can help the Musicians Union provide financial support to affected MU members. Donate here

  • The Music Industries Association's (MIA) advice on the musical instrument industry, teaching music and HR advice for employers. Visit here

  • The PRS for Music's emergency relief fund for its members. Visit here