As many music venues remain shut down and tours halted due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, MusiCares has launched a ‘Help For The Holidays’ campaign to help those in the music community during the holiday season.
As part of the organization’s ongoing COVID-19 relief efforts, MusiCares is offering $250 essential goods e-cards to the first 4,000 applicants, to aid those struggling to meet basic needs during this time.
All applications will be processed in the order they are received, and applications will take 2-3 weeks to process. To be eligible, participants must have at least three years of employment in the music industry, and/or six commercially released recordings (singles) or six commercially or promotionally released music videos.
Applicants must provide detailed music industry background documentation, which can include any of the following: articles, liner notes, letters from employers, biography, paystubs, resume or discography. Applicants must be able to document loss of income from COVID-19 (Acceptable documentation can include the following: copy of contracts, flyers or links to event sites clearly listing your involvement in the cancelled event, letter or email from employer, venue or event identifying cancellation, etc.). Applicants must provide their most recent bank statement.
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