It goes without saying that the music industry has been particularly decimated over the past 9 months. Coupled with the impending end of Federal aid to millions of contract workers and the dwindling of much of the private funding that has been a lifeline to individuals in the pandemic, we are facing greater needs than ever.
If you find yourself in the position to give and/or feel moved to help this season, below we have included a list of music charities helping individuals, action items for advocacy efforts, and a few broader charities for end of year giving.
MusiCares provides a safety net of critical assistance for music people in times of need. Their microgrant program has been a lifeline for so many amidst the pandemic.
Music Health Alliance is a health care advocacy organization providing emergency aid in times of crisis as well as health care assistance for individuals and their families.
Opportunities for action:
Artist Rights Alliance is an artist-run non-profit advocating for the music community.
Provides COVID-19 safe volunteer options for phone banking for extended PUA assistance.
Contact your representatives to demand extended COVID-19 relief