Friday, March 20, 2020

Live Industry Resource Guide: COVID-19 | Pollstar News

 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 

Artist Relief Tree:

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: 

American Federation Of Musicians:

The Blues Foundation’s HART 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:


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

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: 

Online Support For Industry Professionals: 

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:


Public Health Information & Updates 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: 


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