We know in these difficult times, resources are increasingly important for artists seeking to connect, work collaboratively and adapt to the changing landscape of the industry. Below are some resources dedicated to assisting musicians and articles that provide additional information and inspirational stories of how fellow musicians are helping their community.

A State-by-State Resource Guide for Music Professionals Who Need Help During Coronavirus Crisis

American Federation of Musicians has a resource page with information on unemployment benefits. Several local chapters have relief funds and assistance programs for their members, including AFM Local 47 (Los Angeles), AFM Local 802 (New York) and AFM Local 257 (Nashville).



  • Equal Sound (a group that “strives to introduce listeners to new music by breaking down the traditional confines of musical genres”) has set up a relief fund for musicians who have lost income due to a canceled gig as a result of the coronavirus outbreak.







  • The Nomad Fundraiser is raising money for tour managers, roadies, merch sellers and other tour crew that lost jobs because of the coronavirus pandemic.



  • Sweet Relief is taking applications for its COVID-19 Fund. The fund is intended for musicians and music industry workers affected by the coronavirus. Money raised will go towards medical expenses, lodging, clothing, food and other vital living expenses to those impacted due to sickness or loss of work.