COVID-19 RESOURCES

COVID-19 RESOURCES

During this time of uncertainty we will do our best to keep you updated with the latest list of resources to battle the trying times that lie ahead. We stand by you, the audio professionals that provide so many essential services to the world. 

Stay strong, stay motivated and stay healthy. 

American Association of Independent Music

A2IM is surveying indie music companies about how the coronavirus pandemic is disrupting their businesses. The results will inform the organization’s discussions with the New York Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment, as well as its investigations of federal assistance programs.

American Federation of Musicians

The AFM is calling on Congress to provide immediate economic relief on behalf of musicians and other working people in the midst of the crisis, including expanded unemployment benefits and a moratorium on evictions, foreclosures and utility shut-offs. Disabled AFM members can also apply for financial aid through its longstanding Petrillo Memorial Fund.

American Guild of Musical Artists Relief Fund

Any AGMA member in good standing is invited to apply for financial assistance under the AGMA Relief Fund, which has temporarily doubled the amount of assistance available to those in need during the coronavirus pandemic.

Artist Relief Project

Any artist in any discipline who has been impacted by COVID19-related cancellations and closures may apply for assistance. Stipends and support will be given on a first-come, first-serve basis, with the only limitation being how much money we they are able to raise.

ASCAP Music Unites Us

ASCAP launched a site to help stay connected and financially stable during this uncertain time. It includes information on the CARES Act,how to receive ASCAP royalties through direct deposit, an online works registration application, access to free mental health services and more.

Backline

It is of upmost priority to keep your mental health in check, especially during times like these. The good folks over at Backline have created a platform to connect music industry professionals with mental health and wellness providers.

MUSICARES & The Recording Academy

The Recording Academy and its charitable foundation MusiCares have committed $2 million in total to a COVID-19 Relief Fund, established to assist those in the music community who have been affected by the pandemic.

Benefits.gov

Benefits.gov is an online destination established by the federal government to assist in finding Federal, State and Local aid in times of need. This resource outlines programs available in all 50 states.

211

211 is the most comprehensive source of locally curated social services information in the U.S. and most of Canada. If you need assistance finding food, paying housing bills, or other essential services, visit www.211.org or call 211 on any phone and you will be connected to someone who can assist you.

Sound Royalties

To help relieve the financial burden caused by the public health response to the new coronavirus and the tornado in Nashville, Sound Royalties is offering a zero-cost advance option for any new royalty advance application submitted until April 16, 2020.

Billboard

Billboard.com created a running list of COVID-19 Resources for all Arts & Entertainment relief programs available. Check billboard.com for a comprehensive list of financial and wellness resources.