Amazon Music, Fb, SiriusXM-Pandora, Spotify, Tidal, and YouTube Music introduced at this time that they’re contributing to the COVID-19 Relief Fund introduced final week by the Recording Academy’s charitable basis MusiCares to assist music business staff in want.
In accordance with the announcement, the fund, which was established with a $2 million donation from the 2 organizations, has raised “thousands and thousands extra” because it was established final week.
“The COVID-19 Reduction Fund was established to offer financial assist to the 1000’s of music creators and business professionals who’ve been most affected by the Coronavirus pandemic because of the unprecedented cancellation of music occasions and work alternatives. For the reason that fund’s institution final week, MusiCares and the Recording Academy have raised thousands and thousands greater than the preliminary $2 million to start out the COVID-19 Reduction Fund, because of its companions, however extra is required.
“With this fund, music business professionals together with artists, manufacturing crews, technicians, and anybody impacted by the lack of revenue as a consequence of stay music occasion cancelations, can apply for fundamental dwelling help.
“Past the preliminary donations, all Recording Academy Chapters have dedicated to fundraising of their native communities. Moreover, the Recording Academy appealed to Congress to additional shield musicians, performers, songwriters, and studio professionals corresponding to self-employed gig staff who’re impacted by cancellations because of the ongoing pandemic. Additional updates and bulletins concerning further partnerships will likely be introduced within the coming days.”
In the event you want to assist our efforts to help music professionals in want, go to: https://www.grammy.com/MusiCares/CoronavirusReliefFund
In case you are a member of the music business in want of help, go to: musicares.org.