COVID-19 RESOURCES

CMA is monitoring the impact of the COVID-19 and working with industry leadership to gather information, share resources, and advocate for the entire Country Music community. While this is not a full list of resources, we highly encourage our members to review the below resources and read all member communication. We will be updating this page regularly with new resources. If you have questions or recommendations for this page, please reach out to membership@cmaworld.com.

Country Music Association CEO Sarah Trahern will continue to communicate with members regarding the current state of events as the global situation with COVID-19 continues to unfold. Click below to see her first statement.

A STATEMENT FROM SARAH TRAHERN

 

TAKE OUR COVID-19 IMPACT SURVEY

We are gathering stories and input from our members and greater industry community in order to begin to measure the impact this pandemic is having on our industry. Take the survey at the link below. Responses are anonymous, but you have the opportunity to provide your contact information if you so desire.

Advocacy

CMA has signed onto a letter to lawmakers seeking financial relief for the music industry community. Click here  to read the letter in full.

The Recording Academy has created a form to contact Congress and urge them to include the arts community in a relief package. Click here to learn more and contact Congress.

On May 8, CMA again signed onto a letter to Congress, explaining how the CARES Act has fallen short of meeting the entertainment industry’s needs. Read more here.

Financial Relief

  • ASCAP has launched Music Unites Us, a new resource created for music makers to help respond to their unique needs during this time.
  • Crewnation Global Relief Fund for Live Music Crews
  • Equal Sound has a Coronavirus Relief Fund for musicians who have lost income due to a cancelled gig.
  • GoFundMe has started a COVID-19 Relief Fund that they will distribute to various verified GoFundMe campaigns and organizations that help those affected.
  • MusiCares COVID-19 Relief Fund was established to help the music community affected by the Coronavirus pandemic.
  • Response Fund was formed to address both the health and economic challenges of this virus.
  • Opry Trust Fund provides financial assistance in time of extraordinary need to individuals who work full time in the country music industry.
  • SAG-AFTRA created a COVID-19 Disaster Relief Fund for eligible SAG-AFTRA members that have been impacted by the pandemic.
  • Sweet Relief has set up a COVID-19 Relief Fund for musicians and music industry professionals affected by the Coronavirus through sickness or lost work.

Future Planning: Events & Gatherings

Government Resources

Health & Wellness

  • Backline connects music industry professionals and their families with a trusted network of mental health and wellness providers.
  • CMA Instrumental Healthcare – Assists CMA Members in finding, evaluating, and enrolling in the health plan that works best for you.
  • Music Health Alliance has developed a COVID-19 & Tornado Relief Plan based on the immediate needs of the music community.
  • Porter’s Call helps artists find the counsel, support, and encouragement they need. Services are safe, confidential, and provided at no cost. For more information on services and eligibility.
  • Tour Support supports the mental health and wellness of touring professionals.

Additional Resources

Webinars

With our members and industry at large in mind, we’ve put together the CMA COVID-19 Webinar Series designed to help you understand the current situation and create a path forward for yourself, your family, and your business. Regardless of your sector of the industry, these online sessions will provide up-to-date information and helpful tips to navigate the coming months. In addition to our CMA COVID-19 Webinar Series, we are continuing to aggregate webinars from across our industry. For a full list of webinars, click below.