PORTALS for connection, concert streaming and meetings
Undiscovered Music – A portal for both artists and venues to use, Undiscovered Music connects you with the thousands of talented musicians out there that have opted out of the traditional music industry and joined the growing DIY (do it yourself) movement. These artists generate most of their income from live shows – traveling across the United States (and around the world) to bring their music to fans in house concerts, listening rooms, coffeehouses, public libraries, vineyards, cafes & restaurants and other small venues. With many venues closing down because of Corona virus concerns, we’ve added a listing of live streamed shows you can watch at home.
HEALTH RELIEF FUNDS and RESOURCE LISTINGS
MusiCares Coronavirus Relief Fund – The Recording Academy® and its affiliated charitable foundation MusiCares® have established the COVID-19 Relief Fund to help our peers in the music community affected by the Coronavirus pandemic.
The FAR-West Folk Musicians Relief Fund – The Folk Musicians Relief Fund, under the umbrella of FAR-West, provides assistance to all types of career musicians associated with FAR-West who are struggling to make ends meet while facing illness, disability, or age-related problems.
Keeping People Safe and Informed About the Coronavirus from the Facebook Newsroom COVID Support Hub … taking steps to connect people to accurate information and support global health experts, local governments, businesses and communities being affected.
Songwriters Guild of America – “The Songwriters Guild of America, in conjunction with American Continental Group, have compiled the latest information on resources for music creators who are in need of financial relief during the current shutdown caused by the COVID19 virus.”
Music Covid Relief – “Welcome to MusicCovidRelief.com, a resource brought to you by our partners in the U.S. Music Community to help music professionals access information and applications to receive benefits made available by the CARES Act (Phase III of the Coronavirus Stimulus bill signed into law March 27, 2020).”
On this page you will find links to information on:
.How to receive unemployment as a result of losses from the COVID national emergency
.How to receive small business loans, advances and loan forgiveness related to the COVID national emergency
.Organizations providing relief and potential grants from the National Endowment for the Arts
Additional resources from other organizations
Career OneStop / Coronavirus – The U.S. Department of Labor and other government agencies have resources to help workers and employers respond to impacts of the COVID-19 virus (also called coronavirus).
The Spotify COVID-19 Music Relief project has been created to amplify the efforts of organizations that focus on helping those most in need, beginning with those listed on their website. Spotify is making a donation to these organizations and will match donations made via this page dollar for dollar up to a collective total of $10 million.
The Mayor’s Fund for Los Angeles is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving life for all Angelenos. Uniquely positioned at the crossroads of local government, business, philanthropy, and the non-profit sector, the Fund facilitates the communication and collaboration vital to solving Los Angeles’ most complex challenges.
The Fund selects programs on the basis of their ability to engage public and private resources, demonstrate collaboration, seek innovative solutions, and yield measurable, transformational impact.
The Fund is supported by private donations and is overseen by an independent Board of Directors.
OTHER ONLINE PLACES TO GATHER
FAI Community Live-Stream Concerts – Folk Alliance International created this database to list our community’s upcoming live-stream concerts in lieu of in-person shows during the COVID-19 public health crisis. If you would like to submit your upcoming show, you can submit your information here. You do not need to be an FAI member to submit.
Please share this page! They will be updating it daily with new submissions. We hope that this resource helps our community connect with each other while we navigate this tough time.
Note: We are only able to update this page during the week. If you have any shows during the weekend, please make sure to submit those by Friday.
Meetup – Meetup is a platform for finding and building local communities. People use Meetup to meet new people, learn new things, find support, get out of their comfort zones, and pursue their passions, together.
IBMA Online Concert Calendar – Click HERE to view a list of online concerts hosted by great bluegrass and roots music artists! We are constantly updating the spreadsheet as more information becomes available. Keep in mind that artists are providing these online concerts because their live performances (and the income that comes with them) have been cancelled. Please consider a donation to the artists.
STREAMING RADIO / VIDEO / PODCASTS
Folk Music Notebook – Folk Music Notebook is a hub for the contemporary folk music community – blending the familiar with the yet to be discovered. The channel offers around the clock folk songs, old and new, including programs from some of the finest broadcasters in the folk music field!
KC Cafe Radio – Bridging the gap between performer and consumer; to create a bridge between performing artists and the people who are hungry for new and unique musical entertainment.
The Working Songwriter Podcast – Joe Pug hosts one of the most interesting and information-packed podcast for and about songwriters. A monthly deep-dive into the inner-workings of established and up-and-coming songwriters.
Brad Colerick’s Wine & Song Podcast – Description from Nalini Lasiewicz
The Home Routes Podcast – Podcasting from Home Routes Headquarters in Winnipeg, Manitoba, The Home Routes Podcast is hosted by Artistic Director Tim Osmond with regular contributions from Executive Producer Leonard Podolak.
The Podcast includes cross-country check-ins with Artists and Hosts who are a part of our vast home concert network.
We will be discussing tips, tricks and lessons that will help hosts who are integral to the success of our tour routes.
We will be hearing from artists who are out on the road entertaining audiences from Newfoundland to the Yukon and we will be sharing their music, stories and laughs along the way.
Subscribe today to Home Routes Radio wherever you get your podcasts OR simply come and listen online from our website. www.homeroutes.ca and look for the PODCAST tab.