What We're Doing to Help: CMA's Music Industry COVID Support

Thursday, December 10 at 12:30pm CT

We know those in our industry need help and need it now. CMA is committed to providing resources to those facing challenges and obstacles as a result of COVID-19. If you need help or know someone who does, please watch.


CMA has partnered with nonprofit partners to help bring additional resources and support to the music industry community. We will continue our support efforts throughout the coming months. In addition to maintaining ongoing dialogue with those affected, we will continue brokering partnerships and resources to serve our community.

Read on for information on how to access these resources brought to you by our valuable partners.


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800-400-1420 OR locally (615) 219-9985

TN Residents: 
  • Dial “2-1-1” to be connected with a United Way representative who can help you locate and access a wide variety of resources to meet your needs.
  • To reach the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, call 1-800-273-8255 or text “START” to 741-741 to reach the Crisis Text Line.
  • If you or someone you know is feeling overwhelming feelings of sadness, anxiety, and stress, call 1-800-985-5990 or text “TalkWithUs” to 66746 to connect with a trained crisis counselor with the Disaster Distress Helpline.
  • To reach the National Domestic Violence Hotline, call 1-800-799-7233. If you’re unable to speak safely, log onto or text “LOVEIS” to 1-866-331-9474.
TN Residents:
  • Cumberland Heights is an inpatient and outpatient treatment center located in Middle Tennessee for substance abuse disorders. They also provide some helpful online resources to learn about the signs of addiction.
  • Bradford Health Services provides inpatient and outpatient treatment for alcoholism and drug addiction for teens, young adults and adults. With multiple locations throughout the South, they pride themselves on keeping treatment affordable and accept multiple types of insurance.
  • provides information, tools and resources for any program that uses the 12 step principles for substance abuse or addictive behavior recovery.
  • If you’re interested in attending any online alcoholics anonymous meetings, there is a directory of online AA meetings as well as speaker tape apps and websites.
  • This 12 Step Music Industry Support Group meets every Tuesday at 11:00 AM/EST to discuss change, growth, and create a space for alcoholics/addicts to come together.
As we continue to respond to people’s ever-changing needs brought on by the pandemic, we hope to share opportunities for employment with you. Whether it’s a temporary solution, a career change, or a part-time gig to earn some extra holiday cash, we hope to support and assist you. Please visit our Job Opportunities page to find open job positions available now.  TN Residents: 
  • The Metro Action Commission’s Adult Education programs provide exam prep for GED and HiSet exams. Students review class study materials and the cost of the exam is covered by the agency. Graduates of the program are eligible for their College Prep Programs, which provides support in pursuing a college education.
  • This Homework Hotline provides free tutoring for K-12 students in Tennessee in reading, language arts, math, social studies, science, Spanish and more. Parents are also able to call, and the service is completely free and anonymous. If you are outside Tennessee, other similar hotlines can be found here.
  • If you’re looking for virtual after-school programming for your middle school aged children, NAZA provides free afterschool programming for students. Programs differ by school, but individual programs and applications can be found on their website.
  • The Martha O’Bryan Center has adult education programs to meet various needs of its participants – including completing a high school diploma, increasing earning power, attending college and other goals. Their programs are free, but they ask that you complete an enrollment appointment to determine your needs. Their website has a contact form and contact information for this program.
  • Khan Academy provides free online classes for all ages. Many of their classes focus on K-12 education and test prep, but each class is open to all levels. They also provide free LSAT test prep for anyone thinking of pursuing a law degree.
  • If you have a Fannie Mae loan, this Fannie Mae COVID-19 Mortgage Relief website provides tools and options for Americans who are experiencing financial hardship. If you aren’t sure who owns your loan, this tool can help you determine who owns your loan.
  • Similarly, this Freddie Mac COVID-19 Mortgage Relief website provides tools and options for homeowners and renters who are facing financial hardship as a result of COVID-19.
  • Eviction Lab provides a scorecard to each state based on the quality of their housing and eviction policies. If you’re curious to know more about your state’s housing policies, this site is a good place to start.
  • Just Shelter provides a list of housing organizations by state. If you need assistance with housing or are looking to get involved with a local organization, select your state to access organizations in your community.
  • Nolo provides an extensive library of legal articles for free that are written in an easy-to-understand way to make the law accessible for everyone. This particular article discusses bans on evictions and tenant protections that have been created due to COVID-19.
TN Residents:
  • The Family Safety Center provides free, confidential services to Tennessee residents who are victims of violence and abuse. Their services include counseling, orders of protection and referrals to partner agencies, and they are providing remote advocacy services during COVID-19.
  • The Tennessee Department of Human Services provides Family Support Services, including a childcare payment program for parents who are working in an essential business. To view a list of “essential” businesses and to apply for the program, visit their website.
  • The YWCA Domestic Violence Shelter in Middle Tennessee provides shelter and advocacy for women who are victims of domestic violence. You can access their 24-hour Crisis and Support Helpline by calling 1-800-334-4628 or texting 615-983-5170
  • Morning Star Sanctuary is a domestic violence shelter providing resources to women who are victims of domestic violence and their children. You can reach their 24/7 crisis line by calling 615-860-0003.
  • Calling the Tennessee Child Abuse Hotline will connect you with a case manager who can help with child abuse situations. The hotline can be reached by calling 877-237-0004 or you can submit your concern at this secure link.
TN Residents: National:
  • MusiCares is providing financial relief to music industry professionals who have been impacted by COVID-19. Support is being prioritized to those who are facing a medical, dental, mental health, insurance, substance abuse or eviction crisis. To apply, email to request an application and explain your current need.
  • The Grand Ole Opry’s Opry Trust Fund provides financial assistance to music industry employees in a time of extraordinary need for expenses such as medical bills, rent or mortgage or utilities. To apply for assistance, email with the subject line “Assistance Request.”
  • SAG-AFTRA members can apply to receive financial assistance for basic living expenses through the SAG-AFTRA Disaster Relief Fund. Applications are taking approximately one week to process.
  • Sweet Relief is providing financial relief to go toward medical expenses, lodging, clothing, food or other vital living expenses to those impacted through sickness or loss of work. View eligibility requirements at their website.
  • Music Health Alliance has set up a COVID-19 Grant to support music professionals impacted by COVID-19. Eligible expenses include food, medication, health insurance and others. More information and the grant application can be found on their website.
  • #MusicUnited is a peer-to-peer donation platform that allows individuals to list their name and needs on the website for others to donate directly. For more information or to create an account, visit their website.
  • The Financial Resilience Center contains a variety of resources for financial wellness and includes some resources specifically for those with disabilities and chronic health conditions.
TN Residents:
  • Graceworks Ministries has a mobile food pantry providing food by appointment only. Families with school aged children can visit once every 15 days, while families without school aged children can visit once every 30 days. To make an appointment online, click here.
  • One Generation Away provides drive-through food distribution in multiple counties. They have a “no questions asked” policy and are taking safety precautions during COVID-19. Their next location, date and time are available on their website.
  • St. Luke’s Community House is providing appointments for contactless food pickup for Davidson County residents. Appointments can be scheduled on their website.
  • The West Nashville Dream Center has a mobile food pantry for residents of Davidson County. The next times and locations can be found on their website.
  • The Tennessee Dept of Human Services EBT and SNAP programs provide financial support with food and groceries to Tennessee residents who meet certain income criteria. For eligibility and to apply, visit their website.
  • Second Harvest Food Bank provides food programs to those in need in Middle Tennessee. Visit their website for information on specific programs or to locate a food bank by county.
  • DRKMTTR provides a free store, stocked with essential food supplies, everyday Saturday's 12pm - 6pm. It is open to anyone in the Nashville community who needs food resources. Located at 111 Dickerson Pike, Nashville, TN 37207
  • FoodFinder is a mobile and web app that helps individuals find free food assistance programs based on location.
  • Feeding America provides a database of food pantries and meal programs organized by zip code or by state.
  • The Tour Professionals Alliance (TPA) is a group of tour and production managers who have joined together to find ways to help touring professionals navigate the hardships caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Created by crew and for crew, TPA is working toward addressing the immediate impact of COVID-19 while also preparing for future disasters.
TN Residents:
  • Project Access connects uninsured individuals in Davidson County to the care they need. Their network of care providers offer many services and serve patients based on ability to pay. For more information and how to access, visit their website.
  • Hope Clinic for Women provides a variety of healthcare services to women including pregnancy care, counseling and education. Their services are confidential and many are available virtually.
  • Meharry Medical provides medical and dental care at an affordable price. They accept most insurance plans and offer payment plans. For medical appointments, call 615-327-6348. For dental appointments, call 615-327-6900.
  • United Neighborhood Health provides medical, dental and behavioral health care to anyone in need of care. They accept walk-ins, they treat anyone with or without insurance and they have interpreters available. Visit their website for more information or to locate one of their 13 facilities.
  • Vanderbilt Behavioral Health provides inpatient, outpatient and emergency psychiatric care for children, adolescents and adults. They have a 24/7 Crisis Assessment and Admissions line that can be reached by calling 615-327-7000.
  • HCA’s Healthcare Uninsured Patient Advisor Hotline is a free service that helps connect individuals without insurance or with insurance concerns to potential insurance resources. The hotline is available Monday-Friday from 8:00 AM-6:00 PM/EST and can be reached by calling 833-541-5757.
  • Interfaith Dental Clinic provides emergency dental services on a sliding scale based on an individual’s income and family size. For more information, visit their website or call 615-329-4790 (Greater Nashville) or 615-225-4141 (Rutherford County).
  • Matthew Walker Comprehensive Health Center provides affordable care for underinsured and uninsured individuals in Middle Tennessee. They have three locations in Nashville, Clarksville and Smyrna.
TN Residents:
  • United Way is compiling organizations that can provide assistance to people in Middle Tennessee. Many of those resources are listed here. If you need help navigating the resources, you can call “2-1-1” and speak with someone who can help you find what you need.
  • The Music Unites Us website contains many resources for the music industry community including financial resources, advocacy, how to help others and much more.
  • provides an overview of government benefits you may be eligible for, based on answers to a few questions.
TN Residents:
  • The Legal Aid Society provides a wide range of legal services on topics such as employment, family and domestic violence, education, housing and others. They have eight offices that serve four counties in Tennessee. View their website for contact information.
TN Residents:
  • Agape provides a variety of services including counseling, maternity care and domestic violence support. For more information on their many services, visit their website.
  • Mental Health Cooperative offers full-service behavioral healthcare for children, adults and adolescents. They also have a primary care clinic for anyone who is uncomfortable or has anxiety when visiting a doctor. Visit their website for more information or call 615-743-1555 for immediate help.
  • STARS offers school and community programs for K-12 students that address issues like bullying, substance abuse and violence.
  • Tennessee Voices offers various programs that promote children’s mental and emotional health and overall school/life success.
  • Centerstone provides mental health and substance abuse treatment national through outpatient clinics, residential programs, an inpatient hospital and telehealth. There are locations in Tennessee, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky and Florida.
  • Backline is a free service that provides mental health and wellness resources to the music industry. They also host regular support groups for music industry professionals via Zoom.
  • Porter’s Call helps artists find counsel, support and encouragement specific to their profession.
  • Tour Support supports touring professionals with difficult feelings surrounding life on the road. During the pandemic, they’ve focused on helping out-of-work professionals process feelings as the music industry shifts. Through tour support, touring professionals can apply for a free month of counseling with BetterHelp.
  • Better Help is an online counseling platform that makes therapy discreet, affordable and convenient. Counseling can occur over messaging, live chat, video conferencing or phone calls. BetterHelp matches applicants with a relevant counselor and the cost of the service is billed monthly. Through Tour Support, touring professionals can apply for a free month.
  • Pride Counseling provides online counseling for the LGBTQ community. Applicants are assigned a counselor and can communicate via phone, video and messaging.
  • Talkspace is chatroom based therapy offering sessions that are meant to allow more people to benefit from therapy in a convenient and stigma-free environment. Talkspace starts at $65/week, but they do accept insurance.
  • Internet Essentials provides affordable high-speed internet to families who meet certain income requirements. During COVID, they are providing 2 months free to new customers.
TN Residents:
  • Conexion Americas has various programs to help the Latino community in Middle Tennessee, including education, homeownership, family services and much more.
  • Salvation Army of Nashville is taking screening appointments to request rent, mortgage or utility assistance for Davidson County residents. In addition, they have information on food pantries.
  • HOME is a creative incubator that provides access to 24/7 music workspaces, an online networking community, business development programs, and more. Click here for more information on membership.
  • Renew Nashville is a citywide initiative to provide small businesses and entrepreneurs negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic with expertise and resources aimed at increasing their rate of survival. Has your business been affected by COVID-19? Are you an entrepreneur looking for information on how to make the transition through this difficult time? Apply today to claim your spot in Renew Nashville and receive access to critical resources at no cost. For more information and to apply, click here.
  • The Actor’s Fund provides services such as career support, healthcare, financial resources and more for individuals working in entertainment. They’re experiencing a high volume of applications, so applications may take two weeks or more to process.
  • is a database that provides information on programs for food, housing, education, health and more, based on zip code.