This page aims to provide helpful information for MMF members. We are currently working on collecting data and doing advocacy, and the information and resources on this page will be updated regularly. If you have any useful information that should be shared with members please send to firstname.lastname@example.org.
There are a lot of forms, questionnaires and surveys out there asking for information about how you have been impacted. This is to make sure there is evidence to back up advocacy.
We have set up a questionnaire to gather evidence of the impact of COVID-19 on music makers and their representatives in order to build a case for our music industry. If you haven’t already, please take the time to fill this questionnaire in as detailed as possible. You can find it here.
We have previously posted information about some key aspects to be aware of here.
We have created a COVID-19 finance support tip sheet with more concrete advise for managers and their clients, particularly around the government support packages. The document is open for comments, so if you have anything to add please add it as a suggestion and we will review.
You can read about government guidance on support for businesses here.
Agents have put together a spreadsheet with information around the latest cancellations/countries restrictions. You can download the lates update here. The spreadsheet will be updated regularly.
AIM has launched a support fund aimed at contractors and freelance workers in the independent music industry whose source of income has been severed without warning due to lost work in April and May as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. You can read more about the fund and about the criteria here.
The Musicians Union provide regularly updated advice and support for musicians on their website. They have a wide range of resources, including mental health support for musicians and advise on how COVID-19 can affect musicians.
UK Music are constantly working on ways to support the industry. They have published a letter directed to the Secretary of State which can be found here.
Help Musicians UK have published information about how they can help musicians here.
Arts Council England publishes regular updates here, it is worth keeping updated with what they are doing.
British Business Bank: More information about the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme can be found here.
Scotland: New measures to limit the impact of COVID-19 on the business community in Scotland have been announced by Finance Secretary Kate Forbes and can be found here.
Matt Hughes has published an article highlighting some ways we can help support musicians in the wake of coronavirus.
As live shows are being cancelled and campaigns are being changed many artists and teams need to rethink their entire plan. It can be difficult to come up with innovative ideas of how to continue communicating with fans and drive the business forward. To help, Sammy Andrews/Deviate Digital has provided a list of ideas:
More Live Streaming Resources
Cherie Hu has shared some very insightful and useful tips around live streaming here.
Facebook have shared information around keeping people safe and informed about COVID-19 as well as a resource for live music broadcast best practises: Facebook and Instagram.
Amazon Music has sent out handy info about streaming on Twitch. Read more here.