Mutual Aid Project to Support Independent Artists in Response to COVID-19

Mutual aid is the voluntary exchange of services and resources for mutual benefit. With music shows and other events being cancelled at a large scale as a response to COVID-19, we understand the astounding affect this has on the livelihood of independent artists – from musicians and DJs to graphic designers and photographers. Combating COVID-19 requires a cross community and collective effort. This form’s purpose is to collect information and build a directory of independent artists (YOU) to showcase your work. We will then put out a call to action to the larger community to support your work during this time of unstable employment/limited opportunities.

IBMA Trust Fund

The Fund helps eligible bluegrass professionals who are currently or have previously been significantly involved in the industry. This includes, but is not limited to, artists, composers, broadcasters, media representatives, event producers, agents, educators, managers, and employees of record companies. You do not have to be a member of the IBMA to receive aid from the IBMA Trust Fund. Please refer to the application form for more information on eligibility.

Crew Nation Global Relief Fund

For crew members impacted by tour cancellations due to COVID-19. New applications open the week of May 18th for those who were impacted by shows scheduled to take place in May or June of 2020.


Music workers in need of financial help during the crisis can apply for assistance at this volunteer-run website, which was set up to facilitate peer-to-peer giving. Applications are reviewed and posted within 24 hours, and 100% of all donations go directly to the affected person. Musicians are also urged to list their virtual concerts on the site.

Sound Royalties: No-Cost Funding Program (Advance)

Royalty streams are the lifeblood of any artist, songwriter or producer. But sometimes, those checks can be delayed or lack the funds to fuel creativity and drive continued success. The Sound Royalties solution puts cash in your pocket quickly, with funding options that are tailored to your specific needs. Best of all, we never put your copyrights at risk.

Sound Royalties

Music finance firm Sound Royalties is allocating $20 million to offer a no-cost royalty advance funding option through May 16 due to the current climate. … Read more


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Music United

This is for people to hopefully be able to receive help directly and immediately through peer-to-peer giving. We are also asking influencers to help raise … Read more