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Recording Academy and MusiCares reveal COVID-19 relief fund

The new relief fund is aiming to help those impacted financially by COVID-19 and is pushing for Congress to include music industry workers in an expected stimulus bill.

March 17, 2020
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The Recording Academy and MusiCares are announcing a new initiative to assist everyone working in the music industry currently being affected by the coronavirus pandemic.

The COVID-19 relief fund is aiming at providing financial assistance to a multitude of people working in the music industry being affected by the economic shakeups as well as providing other benefits to give back to the community.

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The organizations are supporting music industry workers, from musicians to venue staff and more in a variety of ways.

To start, they’re both donating $1 million each to their COVID-19 Relief Fund to help industry workers impacted by the economic losses during the pandemic. Further, all Recording Academy Chapters are committing to fundraising in local communities. They’ll also be hosting virtual concerts to crowdfund.

You can learn more about the fund here.

They’re also highlighting the need for Congress to include support to music creators as part of an expected stimulus bill. If you’d like to support this initiative, you can send a letter to legislators here.

You can read a statement provided below.

“Like everyone, we hope that life gets back to normal soon, but we know that won’t happen overnight. I hope you will join me and the Academy in supporting the people in our music community who are lifting spirits around the world. Let us show them how grateful we are for the indispensable role they play in troubled times and in happier days to come.”

What do you think of the Recording Academy and MusiCares new COVID-19 relief fund? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

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Written by Joe Smith-Engelhardt