Artist Rights Alliance is an artist-run, non-profit advocating for musicians, performers, and songwriters in the digital landscape.
Dear Music Creator and Creator Allies,
During the uncertainty and unprecedented changes taking place amid this global pandemic, the Artist Rights Alliance is experiencing the sense of loss and confusion alongside you. While there is no roadmap in this uncharted territory, we want to be a resource to you in these difficult times.
We have compiled a list* of organizations providing emergency financial aid specific to our profession, as well as medical and mental health resources, other ways to earn, and projects for your free time. We will continue to keep this list updated as more resources become available.
We are and will continue to be involved and deeply committed to our advocacy work for music creators. Please let us know if there is any way we can be of assistance. If you have additional resources we should add to this list, please do not hesitate to reach out to us.
We stand alongside you during this incredibly challenging time and will continue to advocate on your behalf.
We have your back.
Artist Rights Alliance
- Resources listed are not endorsements
One thing that you can do at this moment is write to Congress urging them to include relief for the music community. Financial relief is being discussed right now in Congress and your input matters.
American Guild of Musical Artists:
Equal Sound Corona Relief Fund for Musicians:
Foundation for Contemporary Arts Covid Relief for Canceled Performances:
Local 802(NY) Emergency Fund:
Local 47 (LA) Musicians' Union Emergency Relief Fund:
Sweet Relief Covid Fund for Music Industry Workers:
The Haven Foundation Emergency Grants Assistance for Freelancers in the Entertainment World:
IBMA Trust Fund Emergency Support for Bluegrass Professionals:
MusiCares Covid Relief Fund:
SAG-Aftra Covid Disaster Fund:
Sound Royalties Royalty Advance:
Mental Health Resources
NAMI National Alliance of Mental Health Covid Resources:
National Domestic Violence Hotline:
Crisis Text Line 24/7 Text Support:
AA, NA, Alanon Online Meetings:
Rauschenberg Emergency Medical Grants:
Music Health Alliance Covid and Tornado Relief Resources:
Music Health Alliance Insurance Services:
New Orleans Musician Clinic:
Health Alliance for Austin Musicians:
MusiCares Financial and Addiction Recovery Assistance:
Other Ways to Earn
Udemy for Creating Online Courses
Nashville Musician Odd Jobs FB Group:
Stageit Online Concert Venue:
SoundCloud Partner with Twitch to get Artists Paid:
Advocacy and Engagement
Action Network Lobby to Congress for Misplaced Entertainment Industry Workers:
Grammys Music Advocacy Action Urge Congress to protect music makers:
Arts Action Center Urging Support for the Arts During Covid-19:
Coursera Free Courses Online:
EDX Free Online Classes:
The Great Courses Free Courses:
Explore Live Cams and More:
Paris Museums Online:
Nightly Met Opera Streams:
Met to launch "Nightly Met Opera Streams," a free series of encore Live in HD presentations streamed on the company website during the coronavirus closure
Digital Concert Hall:
Music Managers Forum Input:
Musicians Union Input:
Fan Engagement Tips:
Springboard for the Arts:
Artist Relief Database:
National Council for the Traditional Arts Facebook Group: