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COVID-19 Response


The ongoing Coronavirus pandemic is causing many problems for everyone who works in the Music industry, especially those who are self employed/freelance musicians and perfoming artists. While there are many sources of information on what actions can be taken in relation to preventing the virus from spreading, we felt it could be helpful to provide some links to web sites and articles that provide a variety of information specifically relevant to music/performing art industry professionals.

Below you will find links to websites and groups providing information on how the music and performing arts industries are being affected, suggestions of what actions/options can be investigated, support groups, online charities created to support musicians, training materials on how to establish a ‘work from home’ approach and, last but by no means least, some links that are just for pure fun!

If you have any suggestions for useful links we could add, please use our  Contact Us page to send them in!



Coronavirus Crisis  – Musicians Information Facebook Group

This Group is to share useful information to Musicians as well as Concert Organizers directly affected professionally / financially by the Coronavirus Crisis.

COVID-19 outbreak – EU official sources per country

Through its members, EMEE has gathered official governmental information by most of European countries regarding safety measures put in place to contrast the COVID-19 outbreak. The list will be updated daily.

USA focused COVID-19 resources for the Arts

The National Endowment for the Arts is an independent federal agency that funds, promotes, and strengthens the creative capacity of our communities by providing all Americans with diverse opportunities for arts participation.

Sign up to the Musicians Union Coronavirus (COVID-19) updates 

The MU will be delivering regular information about how COVID-19 affects musicians in the UK , sign up for the newsletter here.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) guidance for musicians

The ICM is providing updates on guidance to members in the light of updates and advice from the  The UK Goverment, Public Health Wales, Health Protection Scotlan, the Public Health Agency in Northern Ireland, the NHS and the World Health Organisation (WHO).

Arts Council England – Coronavirus information

Webpage for the latest guidance from government on the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak for Arts Council England funded organisations and projects. 

Action for Childrens Arts – resources page

For UK artists – a list of emergency funds for freelancers, charities and small arts business.

AIM launches COVID-19 fund

The UK’s Association of Independent Music (AIM) has launched a support fund for contractors and freelance workers in the independent music industry.

Eqiuty Coronavirus update – theatre and live performance

Equity will continue to update its members on issues regarding coronavirus. Visit the website for information.


Promote, perform and sell your product with Patreon

Patreon’s Head of Music provides an overview on how their platform can help you during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Musicians Union Questionnaire on Coronavirus

The Musicians’ Union has received concerns from musicians regarding either their ability to refuse work due to health concerns, or their right to be paid for work which has been cancelled by their employer or engager due to issues related to Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Completing the questionnaire can help them better understand the impact on the work of musicians.


The purpose of this website is to help musicians connect with people, who would like to support them in these times of them not being able to make money with their livelihood due to heavy restrictions on gatherings across Europe and the world.


Basic Income UK provide information about the ongoing effort to establish a universal basic income in the UK.  Visit the website for more information and sign the petitions.

£3,000 government small business grant

The Treasury has announced a £3,000 grant for businesses that do not pay business rates to help them survive the Coronavirus pandemic. The website provides guidance on how to apply for the grant.

Help Musicians – UK charity for professional musicians

The Help Musicians Health and Welfare team offers structured support to professional musicians in times of personal crisis, to provide financial support in cases of significant financial hardship as well as signposting for debt/welfare related issues.

MusiCares – COVID-19 Relief Fund

The Recording Academy and its affiliated charitable foundation MusiCares have established the COVID-19 Relief Fund to help our peers in the music community affected by the Coronavirus pandemic.

Radio Garden

Radio Garden allows you to listen to thousands of live radio stations world wide by rotating the globe. Every green dot represents a city or town. 

Artist Relief Tree (Facebook Charity)

Artist Relief Tree (ART) organisers believe that NOW is the time to support artists and the arts… the world is going to really need us all to help out in the coming months…

Zoom in “Music Mode” by RAMA Vocal Center / The Royal Academy of Music

Youtube video by Jim Daus Hjernøe of the RAMA vocal Center in Denmark, on how to use the Zoom conferencing software application for online music/singing tuition and perfomance. 

Just for fun – The Italian Sabbath

Quarantined Italians let loose with a little Black Sabbath to keep the boredom at bay. Unleash the War Pigs!

Jamkazam – Online jamming application

While we’re all on lock-down, here’s an application that allows you to play music with others online in real time.  Available for desktop and iOS.

David Taylor – How to teach music online

One of the leading entrepreneurs in the world of classical music, David Taylor has built his career on a dynamic and energetic approach to bringing innovation to the arts. His website provides a practical guide to setting up for online tuition.

Bandcamp – Sell your music online

To raise awareness around the COVID-19 impact on musicians everywhere, Bandcamp are waiving their revenue share on sales this Friday, March 20 (from midnight to midnight Pacific Time), and rallying the Bandcamp community to put much needed money directly into artists’ pockets.

Nun practicing social  distancing for 29 Years

Nuns have practiced self isolation and social distancing for centuries. Read the stoy of how this nun learns to cope with social distancing. Some handy tips for the coming seclusion!

The Social Distancing festival

The Social Distancing Festival is an online artist’s community made to celebrate and showcase the work of the many artists around the world who have been affected by the need for social distancing that has come about due to the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19).



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