Musicians & Music Professionals Guide: Everything you need to know about COVID-19 support

Blog by Stef Loukes under Artist Managers, Creative & Branding, Finance, Law & Music Business, Live, Media, Music Publishing, Music Training & Careers, Record Labels, Recording & Production, Selling & Distributing Your Music

We’ve gathered together some information from UK music industry organisations, and beyond, to offer guidance to musicians and music professionals in these uncertain times. We’ll keep this page current with any updated links or new info with regards to general advice for musicians, details of emergency funding made available, and mental health support, so please check back.

General support & advice

Musicians’ Union -

Help Musicians -

Incorporated Society of Musicians (ISM) -

UK Music -

Music Managers Forum (MMF) -

Association of Independent Music (AIM) -

British Phonographic Industry (BPI) -

Music Producers Guild -

Music Venue Trust -

Citizens Advice Bureau -

Creative England -

Resident Advisor -

Xpo North -

Freelance Toolkit app for Covid-19 -

Regional advice/resources

Arts Council Northern Ireland -

Creative Scotland -

Scottish Music Industry Association -

Scottish Music Centre -

Tipping Point's North East Music Industry COVID-19 Support & Resources Facebook group -

Music: Leeds -

Focus Wales -

Emergency funding

PRS For Music Emergency Relief Fund -

PRS Foundation's Sustaining Creativity Fund -

Help Musicians’ Coronavirus Financial Hardship Fund -

Help Musicians’ Coronavirus Financial Hardship Fund Phase 2 -

Help Musicians Do It Differently Fund -

Arts Council emergency funding -

Musicians’ Union Hardship Fund -

Youth Music Emergency Fund -

AIM Crisis Fund for Independent Music Contractors -

Creative Scotland Bridging Bursary Fund & Sustaining Creative Development Fund -

Arts Council Wales Resilience Fund -

Irish Music Industry Covid-19 Emergency Relief Fund -

Leeds Inspired Grants -

HM Government Business Support -

HM Government Small Business Bounce Bank Loans -

Funds to donate to

Spotify COVID-19 Music Relief -

Live Nation’s Crew Nation Fund -

Grassroots Music Venue Crisis Fund -

Mental health support

Musicians’ Union Mental Health Support -

Music Minds Matter -

Music Support -

Public Health England -

Mind -

The Samaritans -

CALM (Campaign Against Living Miserably) -

Music Industry Therapists -


Information for bands and musicians on COVID-19 support and funding


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