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Emergency relief funds for musicians announced by PRS For Music, Help Musicians and Arts Council

News: 27th March 2020 by Louise Dodgson under Artist Managers, Creative & Branding, Finance, Law & Music Business, Live, Media, Music Publishing, Music Training & Careers, Record Labels, Recording & Production, Selling & Distributing Your Music

Some good news for musicians & artists amid the Coronavirus chaos... PRS For Music have launched the PRS Emergency Relief Fund to help support their songwriter members. The fund is open to all PRS members around the world who have been a member for at least 2 years and earned over £500 in the last 2 years. Grants will be awarded based on assessment of individual need and applicants will receive support up to a value of £1,000.

Help Musicians have unveiled a Coronavirus Financial Hardship Fund offering a one-off payment of £500 to eligible musicians to alleviate immediate financial pressures. 
The Musicians' Union have a Hardship Fund available for their members to tap into.

Also announced, The Arts Council have made available £160 million of emergency funding for organisations and individuals in the cultural sector.

Spotify have also unveiled COVID-19 Music Relief to encourage donations to help artists during this time. Spotify have pledged $10 million to the relief fund, part of which has already been split between US body MusiCares, and UK organisations PRS Foundation and Help Musicians.


Find out more about all of the above, and how to apply, via the links below...

Related Links

https://www.prsformusic.com/press/2020/prs-for-music-launches-membership--emergency-relief-fund

https://www.helpmusicians.org.uk/news/latest-news/help-musicians-launches-5m-coronavirus-financial-hardship-fu

https://www.artscouncil.org.uk/covid19

https://prsfoundation.com/2020/03/26/spotify-covid-19-music-relief-project/

https://www.musiciansunion.org.uk/hardshipfund


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