Artist Rights Alliance COVID-19 Resource List

Artist Rights Alliance
4 min readMar 23, 2020

Artist Rights Alliance is an artist-run, non-profit advocating for musicians, performers, and songwriters in the digital landscape.

Dear Music Creators and Creator Allies,

During the uncertainty and unprecedented changes taking place amid this global pandemic, the Artist Rights Alliance is experiencing the sense of loss and confusion alongside you. While there is no roadmap in this uncharted territory, we want to be a resource to you in these difficult times.

We have compiled a list* of organizations providing emergency financial aid specific to our profession, as well as medical and mental health resources, other ways to earn, and projects for your free time. We will continue to keep this list updated as more resources become available.

We are and will continue to be involved and deeply committed to our advocacy work for music creators. Please let us know if there is any way we can be of assistance. If you have additional resources we should add to this list, please do not hesitate to reach out to us.

We stand alongside you during this incredibly challenging time and will continue to advocate on your behalf.

We have your back.

Artist Rights Alliance

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  • Resources listed are not endorsements

Music Covid Relief

A myriad of music advocacy partners joined forces to create this helpful overview of the recent legislation, ways to apply for state and federal relief, as well as a resource list.

Music Covid Relief

Financial Relief

American Guild of Musical Artists:

AGMA Relief Fund — Administered by the Actors Fund

Equal Sound Corona Relief Fund for Musicians:

Musicians’ Corona Relief Fund Application

Foundation for Contemporary Arts Covid Relief for Canceled Performances:

Foundation for Contemporary Arts

Local 802(NY) Emergency Fund:

Musicians’ Emergency Relief Fund

Local 47 (LA) Musicians’ Union Emergency Relief Fund:

Emergency Relief Fund

Sweet Relief Covid Fund for Music Industry Workers:

COVID-19 Fund

IBMA Trust Fund Emergency Support for Bluegrass Professionals:

Bluegrass Trust Fund

MusiCares Covid Relief Fund:


SAG-Aftra Covid Disaster Fund:

Financial Assistance/COVID-19 Disaster Fund

The Advocacy Fund for Alabama Musicians

Grant Application

Mental Health Resources

NAMI National Alliance of Mental Health Covid Resources:

National Alliance of Mental Health Covid Resources

National Domestic Violence Hotline:

Staying Safe During COVID-19

Crisis Text Line 24/7 Text Support:

Crisis Text Line

Backline for Mental Health:

Backline | Connecting music industry professionals and their families with the resources they need to thrive

Addiction Resources

AA, NA, Alanon Online Meetings:

Alcoholics Anonymous

Medical Resources

Music Health Alliance Covid and Tornado Relief Resources:

MHA Relief Resources

Music Health Alliance Insurance Services:

Our Services

New Orleans Musician Clinic:

About Us

Health Alliance for Austin Musicians:

Home — HAAM

MusiCares Financial and Addiction Recovery Assistance:

Financial and Addiction Recovery Assistance | MusiCares

Other Ways to Earn

BandCamp Streaming:

Supporting Artists During the Covid-19 Pandemic

Udemy for Creating Online Courses


Nashville Musician Odd Jobs FB Group:

Stageit Online Concert Venue:

Stageit | A front row seat to a backstage experience.™

SoundCloud Partner with Twitch to get Artists Paid:

Soundcloud Twitch Partner

Advocacy and Engagement

Action Network Lobby to Congress for Misplaced Entertainment Industry Workers:

Action Network

Grammys Music Advocacy Action Urge Congress to protect music makers:

Grammys Advocacy

Arts Action Center Urging Support for the Arts During Covid-19:

Arts Action Center

Keeping busy

Coursera Free Courses Online:

Free Online Courses

EDX Free Online Classes:

edX | Free Online Courses by Harvard, MIT, & more

The Great Courses Free Courses:

The Great Courses

Explore Live Cams and More: Rosie’s Pan

Paris Museums Online:

Paris Museums Put 100,000 Images Online for Unrestricted Public Use

Online trivia:

Sporcle — World’s Largest Trivia Quiz Website

Nightly Met Opera Streams:

Met to launch “Nightly Met Opera Streams,” a free series of encore Live in HD presentations streamed on the company website during the coronavirus closure

Digital Concert Hall:

The Digital Concert Hall now free for everyone


Music Managers Forum Input:

MMF gathering evidence and data: Impact of COVID-19 on music makers and their representatives


Fan Engagement Tips:

How we can all (fans, artists, venues) keep the music flowing, Covid Edition

Springboard for the Arts:

Principles for Ethical Cancellation

3A Resources:


Artist Relief Database:

Corona Virus 2020 Artist Relief Funds

Listings Project:

Listings Project: Find Your Place. Find Your People. | Listings Project

National Council for the Traditional Arts Facebook Group:

National Council for the Traditional Arts (NCTA)



Artist Rights Alliance

Artist-run, non-profit advocating for musicians, performers, & songwriters in the digital landscape. (Formerly the Content Creators Coalition or “c3”)