Additional Resources

Music Covid Relief

A resource brought to you by Partners in the U.S. Music Community to help music professionals access information and applications to receive benefits made available by the CARES Act and the “Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act.”

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State by State Resource Guide

To help music professionals and their loved ones navigate the crisis, Billboard has compiled a list of resources at both the national and state levels, including more than four dozen relief funds.

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Short Term Jobs & Solutions

Songdap

Artists can use this platform to get paid for creating a personalized or custom song. Similar to Cameo where people can scroll through performers and hire who they want.

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Viral MUSIC - Because Kindness Is Contagious / Facebook Group

This group is a marketplace to connect music lovers and small, independent musicians who would typically be making their living from playing in front of audiences during these hard days of social isolation, and to keep the music playing. Note: this is independently operated.

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Upwork

Upwork is a free resource for freelancers in any almost any line of work that can be done remotely. Signing up is painless, and depending on your level of skill and persistence with outreach, you can begin earning income as soon as you start bidding on and winning jobs.

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How musicians (and other creatives too) can transition their businesses online ASAP

Find Work Online

Suzanne Yada walks through how musicians can find work online.

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Mental Health Resources

Music Industry Therapists Collective

MITC provides a network of therapists with deep experience in music business, touring, navigating artist finances, etc.

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Backline

A hub for artists, industry professionals and their families to access mental health and wellness resources

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Live Session Masters

For any musicians who are at home feeling anxious or isolated, Live Session Masters provides real-time and face-to-face lessons on music, yoga, cooking, and more.

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Light Hope Life

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.

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Technical Resources

Best practices and opportunities for musicians to host remote lessons.

The best services and settings for remote music lessons. (with step-by-step instructions)

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Live streams & virtual concerts to watch during coronavirus crisis

Billboard

Billboard offers a guide on some of the best official virtual live concerts happening in 2020.

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NPR

NPR also provides their own list of live virtual musical performances from around the world, categorized by date and genre.

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