Live Industry Resource Guide: COVID-19

Live Industry Resources Guide: COVID-19
Emergency Funding For Artists / Music Industry Professionals Who’ve Lost Income From Canceled Festivals/Gigs Because Of COVID-19 
American Guild of Musical Artists (AGMA) Relief Fund:
Artist Relief Tree:
Equal Sound Corona Relief Fund:

Henry Family Kapono Foundation (in partnership with the Kawakami Family)’s We Are Friends… COVID-19 Relief Fund for Hawaii’s Music Community:
Musicians Foundation’s COVID-10 Emergency Aid Grant Program:
Newport Festivals Musician Relief Fund:
SoundGirls Coronavirus Relief (for production techs who are now unemployed):
Sweet Relief’s COVID-19 Fund:
Funding For Musicians Infected With COVID-19 Who Require Intensive Medical Care: 
Additional Resources For Musicians/Industry Professionals: 
AirGigs (an online marketplace platform for hiring professional musical artists and engineers – offering a vast array of services, including session work, engineering/mixing and lessons):
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:

Jewel’s Never Broken Program (powered by her Inspiring Children Foundation) offering free mental health tools online: 

Support Act Wellbeing Helpline (free, confidential counseling service) for anyone working in music in Australia: call 1-800-959-500 or email [email protected] 
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 canceled):  
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 livestream 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:

COVID-19 – The Agent/Promoter Forum
National Independent Venue Association (NIVA): 
Show Maker Symposium – offering resources for show makers including the live weekly webinar “I’m With The Crew”:
Contribute To Data Collecting: 
California Arts Council’s survey of COVID-19 financial impacts on artists/those in the arts field:
I Lost My Gig – a site designed to collect data about locals of Austin who have lost work due to SXSW’s cancellation:
I Lost My Gig Australia – talling the impact of bushfires and COVID-19 on creative industries in Australia:
THRIV (Tour Health Research Initiative) – a comprehensive scientific study of health and mental health among touring professionals:
Public Health Information & Updates On COVID-19:
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on COVID-19:
Livestreaming Platforms: 
Free-To-Play Livestreams With Ability For Viewers To Contribute Financially: 
Ticketeted/Paywall Livestreams: 
Broadcasting Shows In Virtual Reality: 
Industry Activism: Petition – COVID-19 Federal Aid Package For Events Industry: 
Petition for the UK Government to offer economic assistance to the events industry during COVID-19:
Petition to tell Congress to include displaced entertainment workers in relief package:

Take Action / Contribute:
Donate to the World Heath Organization’s COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund:

Find out more about how you can get involved at

Donate to MusiCares’ COVID-19 Relief Fund:

Donate to Live Nation’s Crew Nation, which Live Nation has promised to match $5 million given by artists, fans and employees:

Donate to the AFEM Members COVID-19 Hardship Fund to help struggling AFEM member companies retain lower earning workers and direct funds to individuals within the membership in need of urgent financial help:

Donate to the Henry Family Kapono Foundation (in partnership with the Kawakami Family)’s We Are Friends… COVID-19 Relief Fund for Hawaii’s Music Community:

Donate to First Responders First, an initiative created by Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Thrive Global and the CAA Foundation to provide first responder healthcare workers with physical and psychological resources:

Donate to Roadie Rescue: