COVID-19 Relief Resources

A2IM has compiled a list of resources available to assist the
music community during COVID-19.

If you wish to contribute additional resources to this list, please contact [email protected], or request to join our A2IM Member Slack Community.

Last Updated: April 9, 2020, 9:35 a.m.

    • Gimme Shelter

      Qobuz, the music service with the world’s largest HD music catalog, is expanding its “Gimme Shelter” artist relief program by returning 100% of commissions made on new customers’ first paid month of streaming back to rightsholders, for all new subscribers who join from April 10th through May 15th.

      Source: Qobuz

    • Royalty Exchange

      To provide a degree of immediate relief, Royalty Exchange will lower their standard commission from 15% to 10% for any artist selling royalties through auctions for the next 90 days, starting April 1.

      Source: Royalty Exchange

    • VirtualFestival

      A collaborative effort to help artists survive during difficult times using technology to gain exposure and provide opportunities for fans to support via Venmo and PayPal.

      Source: VirtualFestival

    • Symphonic: Help Support Independent Musicians

      Artists can complete the application to be featured on Symphonic’s donation webpage; every time the page is refreshed, a different artist will appear for a user to donate.

      Source: Symphonic: Help Support Independent Musicians

    • NYC Employee Retention Grant Program

      To help small businesses deal with the impact of COVID-19, the City of New York has launched the Employee Retention Grant Program to help retain employees as businesses face decreased revenue.

      Source: NYC Employee Retention Grant Program

    • New Music Solidarity Fund

      The New Music Solidarity Fund is an artist-led initiative that aims to grant emergency funding to musicians impacted by COVID-19.

      Source: New Music USA

    • Sound Royalties

      Music finance firm Sound Royalties is allocating $20 million to offer a no-cost royalty advance funding option through April 16th. Songwriters, performing artists, producers and other creators with royalty income can apply for cash advances on a one-year repayment schedule, cost free.

      Source: Sound Royalties

    • SoundGirls CoronaVirus Relief

      The SoundGirls CoronaVirus Relief Fund helps production techs across the globe that are now unemployed due to the CoronaVirus Pandemic by providing a small amount of aid to purchase necessities and slightly ease the stress.

      Source: SoundGirls

    • Sweet Relief

      Sweet Relief is here to provide immediate assistance and have created a DONOR-DIRECTED FUND with a limited amount of funds available to be used specifically for musicians and music industry workers affected by the Coronavirus.

      Source: Sweet Relief

    • The Blues Foundation’s HART Fund

      The Blues Foundation established the HART Fund (Handy Artists Relief Trust) for Blues musicians and their families in financial need due to a broad range of health concerns.

      Source: HART Fund

    • Facebook Small Business Grants Program

      Facebook is offering $100M in cash grants and ad credits for up to 30,000 eligible small businesses in over 30 countries where we operate.

      Source: Facebook

    • Jazz Foundation’s Musicians’ Emergency Fund

      The Jazz Foundation’s Musicians’ Emergency Fund provides housing assistance, pro bono medical care, disaster relief and direct financial support in times of crisis.

      Source: Jazz Foundation of America

    • Music Health Alliance

      Music Health Alliance has developed a COVID-19 & Tornado Relief Plan based on the immediate needs of our music community that follow our mission to Heal The Music.

      Source: Music Health Alliance

    • CERF+ Emergency Assistance

      Grants and/or brokered assistance for artists that have experienced a recent, career threatening emergency, such as an illness, accident, fire or natural disaster.

      Source: CERF+ Emergency Assistance

    • The Creator Fund

      A fund where active creators who are experiencing financial hardship due to the coronavirus can apply for financial assistance.

      Source: The Creator Fund

    • Freelancer COVID-19 Emergency Fund

      A fund for creative freelancers who have been adversely affected by the COVID-19 virus to apply for temporary assistance.

      Source: Freelancer COVID-19 Emergency Fund

    • Gospel Music Trust Fund

      This fund gives financial assistance, in the event of an emergency or major catastrophe, terminal or severe illness without efficient insurance, to individuals who derive or have derived a substantial portion of their income from the field of gospel music.

      Source: Gospel Music Trust Fund

    • The Haven Foundation

      Immediate relief funds and/or assistance for creators that have experienced a recent, unforeseen emergency or triggering event that has significantly and adversely affected the qualified person’s ability to produce, perform and/or market his/her work.

      Source: The Haven Foundation

    • Passim Emergency Artist Relief Fund

      If you have performed or taught at a Passim facility in the past 10 years, you can apply for relief from this fund.

      Source: Passim Emergency Artist Relief Fund

    • Paetreon Artist Grant

      An application where artists affected by Covid-19 can get support.

      Source: Paetreon Artist Grant

    • SAG-AFTRA COVID-19 Disaster Fund

      Members who are in an emergency financial crisis related to COVID-19 may request assistance to cover basic expenses like rent, mortgage, utilities and medical bills.

      Source: SAG-AFTRA COVID-19 Disaster Fund

    • Backline

      Backline – a hub for artists, industry professionals and their families to access mental health and wellness resources.

      Source: Backline

    • LightHopeLife

      Tour Support's response to COVID-19 includes providing one month of free online therapy through Better Help to independent touring contractors who are unemployed or were planning to join a tour that has been postponed or canceled.

      Source: LightHopeLife

    • Discogs Supports Local Record Stores

      Help record stores weather the quarantine by placing orders through their Discogs accounts. Please take a moment and check out your local record store’s inventory and support them in any way you can.

      Source: Discogs

    • #LoveRecordStores

      Global campaign launched to boost indie record stores during coronavirus crisis. The activation launches at 9am tomorrow (Thursday, March 26) with is looking for label staff, artists, managers and music fans to post video content to support record stores and to encourage people to keep shopping online importantly using the #loverecordstores

      Source: Jason Rackham, MD of PIAS, is leading the global initiative

    • AFM COVID-19 Resources

      AFM is calling for immediate action to provide economic relief including expanding unemployment benefits and an immediate moratorium on evictions, foreclosures, and utility shut-offs.

      Source: AFM

    • Twitch Music: Getting Started

      Twitch is a place where musicians can share their art with a community of millions, and build a place to connect with their most passionate fans through interactive livestreams.

      Source: Twitch

    • Reed Smith's guide to live streaming

      A simple, user-friendly guide to law and practice relating to live delivery of content over the Internet, compiled by a multi-disciplinary team of lawyers.

      Source: Reed Smith

    • Coronavirus Tax Relief (USA)

      The IRS has established a special section focused on steps to help taxpayers, businesses and others affected by the coronavirus.

      Source: IRS

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