COVID Relief

Here are website addreses for information about EMERGENCY FUNDING for Artists / Music Industry Professionals who’ve lost income from cancelled festivals/gigs due the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as a multitude of other sites and telephone numbers for help and assistance. Our hearts go out to you in this crisis.

American Guild of Musical Artists (AGMA) Relief Fund:

Equal Sound Corona Relief Fund:

MusiCares’ COVID-19 Relief Fund:

Musicians Foundation’s COVID-10 Emergency Aid Grant Program:

SoundGirls Coronavirus Relief (for production techs who are now unemployed):

Sweet Relief’s COVID-19 Fund:

Additional Resources For Musicians/Industry Professionals: 

American Federation Of Musicians:

The Blues Foundation’s HART Fund:

International Bluegrass Music Association’s Bluegrass Trust Fund:

Jazz Foundation’s Musicians’ Emergency Fund:

Music Health Alliance:

Small Business Administration’s Guidance & Loan Resources (COVID-19):

Mental Health Resources In The US:

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 

Call: 1-800-273-TALK (8255) 

Crisis Text Line: text “HOME” to 741-741 

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA’s) Disaster Distress Helpline: call 1-800-985-5990 or text TalkWithUs to 66746

Additional Mental Health Resources: 

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

Centers for Disease Control’s tips for managing anxiety & stress in regards to COVID-19:

Tour Support

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 cancelled:

Financial and General Assistance In The US: 

Federal-State-Local Benefits Finder:

211 offers information about referrals to social services for everyday needs and in times of crisis: Visit or dial 2-1-1.

Online Support For Industry Professionals: 

FestForums’ weekly live stream discussion to share information about COVID-19’s affect on the live industry:

COVID-19 Music Production Response Group – an open forum Facebook group about the effects of COVID-19 on music production industry professionals:

THRIV (Tour Health Research Initiative) – a comprehensive scientific study of health and mental health among touring professionals:

Industry Activism: Petition – COVID-19 Federal Aid Package For Events Industry: 

Petition to tell Congress to include displaced entertainment workers in relief package:

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