Each of these organizations (and more) are providing funding for artists and business executives. This list is ever-growing as more companies are dedicating monies to artists and their teams. I will update this resource list regularly as it develops. These links are to apply for funding or to contribute to the fund for others.
I’ve heard from a number of organizations with additional links for information and help with funding for small businesses. Finimpact sent me a link to their extensive funding options. https://www.finimpact.com/covid-19-coronavirus-smbs/
The Recording Academy – MusiCares
This is the biggest and the most experienced music industry organization. To my knowledge it is for artists only, not executives. You do not need to be a member of the RA to participate. I was Committee Chair in Philadelphia when it first launched. I have sent artists here and they have received financial help as well as health support. It works.
They are collecting millions in royalties and you should make sure your recordings are in their database for attribution. Direct deposit to your bank.
LIVE Nation’s brand new division to support the working stage and tour staff personnel.
Government new funding passed last week. The act seeks to provide economic support to the business sector, employees, individuals, and families.
AFM – American Federation of Musicians
RIAA – Recording Industry Association of America
Direct-to-artist funding with reduced fees.
Repost program (brand new $10m in funds)
$100m for artists and for C-19 health support from my alma mater.
ASCAP – American Society of Composers, Authors, Publishers
The Blues Foundation
Ongoing financial and health support for the Blues community. HART Fund.
IBMA – International Bluegrass Musicians Association
Screen actors and radio/TV professionals union.
Universal Music Group
Now supporting their artist roster
A national fundraiser for the tour crew, stagehands, lighting, loaders and concert production staffs.
SBA – Small Business Association
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Fast growing subscription crowd-funding source.
STATE BY STATE FINANCIAL RESOURCES:
This list state by state is compiled by Billboard and reprinted without their permission.
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