Independent Music Community Needs Help From You NOW
Between the emergence of the COVID-19 pandemic and a devastating tornado which recently struck Nashville, much of the independent music community has been suffering lately. Here we look at some the things you can do to lend a helping hand to struggling artists in their time of need.
Guest post by Janette Berrios of the Symphonic Blog
The music industry has experienced much hardship over the past two weeks. From the tornadoes in Nashville to the emergence of COVID-19, our communities are feeling the impact. This impact has also affected artists and record labels by festivals and venues cancelling shows in the interest of public health and containment of the virus. This means gigs, tours, productions, merch sales and other revenue streams have come to a halt.
Here’s how you can help
DONATE // In efforts to help our community, we’ve set up the Support Independent Music page to supplement the income of artists who have been hit the hardest. Every time you refresh the page, a different artist from our community will appear for you to donate to. These donations will go directly to the artist you choose.
Here’s how you can be featured
Head over to the Support Independent Music page and fill out the form with all your details. For the time being, we are requesting Venmo and Cash App as payment forms. If you don’t have an account with them, set one up! It’s really simple. We’ll then add you to the featured artist list.
We will not take a single dime from your donation.
Every little bit helps and thanks for contributing to the independent music industry!
We will be publishing editorial content in our blog, so make sure to check out our tag, #CoronaVirus, for best practices during this time and articles that are great resources for this downtime.
We look forward to continuing to help the artist community in any and every way we can. We WILL get through this. Stay safe.