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COVID-19 Advice and Resources

We have already seen the impact COVID-19 is having on the music community globally. With cancelled gigs and festivals, many musicians and music professionals will be hit hard financially and also mentally during these trying times. We have created this page to act as a central source of advice and guidance given from trusted sources and Tipping Point partners, including Help Musicians UK and PRS, to support you as much as possible.

Support from Tipping Point so far

North East Musicians and Music Industry Professionals Facebook Group

This group is to support the North East music industry during the coronavirus outbreak. This space is used to advise one another, chat or offer practical help to each other and those in need, share creative ideas, practical plans and any other constructive thoughts. Request to join.

Music Industry Advice Clinic

Please note: We cannot directly advise on impacts of the Coronavirus, however we are still able to give more general advice and signpost where necessary. For the foreseeable future, we will be hosting our Music Industry Advice Clinics on Zoom (a video call platform) at a date and time that suits you. Fill in the contact form here. 

Other Advice and Resources

PRS For Music launches Membership emergency fund

The new fund is open to all PRS members around the world who have been a member for at least two years and earned over £500 in the last two years. Grants will be awarded based on assessment of individual need and applicants will receive support up to a value of £1000. Find out more.


HMUK shares advice relating to Coronavirus and the impact on musicians and music professionals

You will find information here related to 1) Where to check for the latest advice on Coronavirus 2) How Help Musicians may be able to support you and 3) Signposting to other organisations who may be able to offer support. Find out more.


Arts Council England is making £90 million available to NPOs to quickly reboot their programmes of work

They will be making the funding available to NPOs as soon as possible. Find out more.


Arts Council England have made £20 million available for artists, creative practitioners and freelancers

Artists and creative practitioners will be able to apply for grants of up to £2,500 if they have a track record in publicly funded culture. Find out more.


HMUK has launched a Coronavirus Financial Hardship Fund

Help Musicians has launched the Coronavirus Financial Hardship Fund, a new offering specifically created to alleviate some of the immediate financial pressures that many professional musicians may currently be facing. Eligible musicians are able to apply for a one-off payment of £500 through an online form. Find out more.


HMUK launches a central source of support and advice

HMUK have launched a new site which acts as a central source of information and guidance for musicians seeking support during this time. Find out more.


AMA has released a list of resources to support the arts, culture and heritage sector

This list of resources includes AMA’s own webinars, COVID-19 support Facebook group, blogs and video resources as well as resources from a range of organisations on homeworking, wellbeing, income support, and more. Find out more. 

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