The music industry faces unprecedented challenges from the COVID-19 pandemic with live perfomances halted globally, television and film production on hold and businesses closing, causing a dramatic reduction in music used. Collectively the livelihoods of creators, many of whom are freelance or small businesses themselves, are at significant risk during this crisis.
PRS for Music has acted quickly and decisively to provide an immediate PRS Emergency Relief Fund to support its members during the Coronavirus pandemic. In partnership with the PRS Members’ Fund and PRS Foundation, the money will be available to PRS members around the world who are facing significant financial pressure as we battle the virus.
While the government has offered assistance to businesses and has promised more targeted measures for freelancers, PRS members are experiencing great hardship right now.
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.
Please follow the link here to apply.
For those of us who want to help artists survive during these difficult times, you can donate to the fund using the link here. Important to remember that music is true solace to the isolated so please give generously if you can.