COVID-19: Action Items and Resources for Music Industry Professionals
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Love and light to our community!
We hope you are doing well through this difficult and uncertain time. We truly believe this is also a time for regeneration and creation—a time to spend time with ourselves, find new ways to connect and support each other!
Below are some resources we’ve collected through our awesome community. We hope they bring you ideas, motivation, and help as needed. And we want to continue to be that resource.
Sometime in the near future, we’ll be sharing updates on what’s happening with the DC Music Summit. All growth-oriented and exciting things!
Until then, please be safe and mindful, and as much as you can, please continue to spread serenity through your beautiful music—the world needs it!
Peace, Love, and Music,
Your DCMS Fam
Sign a petition for DC Artist Stimulus Package : LINK HERE
One DC Petition :
Contact Congress today and urge lawmakers to include the artistic community in any relief package
Take a quick survey by the Association of Performing Arts Professionals (APAP), “Coronavirus Impact Survey on the Performing Arts Industry”
Apply for a Small Business Administration Disaster Loan- https://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela?fbclid=IwAR1mSZ8xrT6ugjDuchGxUFMi8kyJm9ZoemS69AbhOULEeF2rlRUx6gb8MUg
Live-stream a concert and get paid! A local arts non-profit called DC Dogs is hosting a daily streaming show and paying acts $200
Add your livestream to this list of local Livestream events
Review this aggregated list of FREE resources, opportunities, and financial relief options available to artists of all disciplines
Learn how to conduct successful live stream concerts with DC-based full-time musician, Eli Lev
Jam with your friends online
Read the article: A State-by-State Resource Guide for Music Professionals Who Need Help During Coronavirus Crisis (Updating)
Participate in a Virtual Open Mic Nights hosted by Crescendo Communication!
If you’re a member of ASCAP, here’s a wellness program they have launched to help bolster the mental health of musicians.
We need to #CanceltheRent & Mortgage Payments Now!