By CLTure News
March 17, 2020
The Covid-19 pandemic has challenged a lot of musicians and entertainment industry professionals over the past few days. Show cancellations, lower merchandise sales, and everything in between have dramatically affected many independent artists. In response to the recent chain of events, MusiCares, the non-profit arm of the Recording Academy has launched a $2 million Coronavirus relief fund.
The fund will help music industry professionals with financial, medical and personal emergencies including help with rent, buying groceries, and medical attention. Requirements to be eligible for assistance will include at least five years of employment in the music industry and/or six commercially released recordings or music videos. Applicants will also be required to show proof of show cancellations due to the Coronavirus and the non-profit will allocate funds based on need.