A Mondo Zoom Conversation: What Now & What’s Next?
Tuesday, March 31, 2020, 4pm ET
As so many of us are dealing with the physical, emotional and financial effects of COVID-19, we are inviting music business leaders — from the live music world, law, musictech and more — to virtually join us for the first in a series of hour-long conversations and viewer Q&A with the goal of offering guidance, information and support.
To our Mondo community: We know so many of you are feeling apprehensive, isolated and overwhelmed, and are looking for answers and more importantly assistance. We’ve been trying to figure out what we can do to help and believe the best way to do so is to work with our network to collect and disseminate music-related information and links, presented in as useful and organized a manner as possible.
We’ve started the list (see below). It is a work in progress, and with your input identifying sources for help, guidance and support, we will hopefully in some small way help the music community in this time of critical need. Please click on the box below to submit links of interest to COVID-19 impacted musicians, related individuals and organizations.
And please practice humanity, be kind and take care of one another. Say thank you to a healthcare provider, first responder or service worker. And if you are in a position to do so, please consider contributing to one or more of the efforts listed below.
With our love,
Joanne and Bobby
Resources & Links By Category (updated regularly)
Supporting Musicians & Related Artists, Creatives, Events and Nightlife Folks
3/26 Arts Council England Funding for Culture & Arts — £160 million of emergency funding available
3/25 Seattle Artist Relief Fund Amid COVID-19 — pledge support on GoFundMe page
3/25 NYC Low-Income Artist/Freelancer Relief Fund — pledge support on GoFundMe page.
3/24 How You Should Support Independent Musicians Right Now — nine ways for fans to assist artist in these challenging times [Rolling Stone]
Berlin Nightlife Emergency Fund [Clash Magazine]
COVID-19 Federal Aid Package for Events Industry — Sign this Change.org petition.
COVID-19 Mutual Aid Fund for LQBTQI + BIPOC Folks — donate on GoFundMe page.
Facebook Small Business Grants Program — Facebook is offering $100M in cash grants and ad credits for up to 30,000 eligible small businesses including music and live events organizations.
Recording Academy MusiCares Relief Fund — helping members of the music community affected by the Coronavirus pandemic. Accepting donations and offering assistance.
Sweet Relief COVID-19 Fund — supporting musicians undergoing financial hardship.
News, Information & Resources
3/27 Helpful How-To’s for the Transition to Remote Work [Slack]
3/26 How Coronavirus will Reshape the Concert Business [Billboard]
3/26 How to Monetize Virtual Concerts — practical suggestions from Melvin Wong, founder of blockchain ticketing company 1Krowd. [IQ Magazine]
3/25 Eventbrite Compilation of Festivals & Venues in need of Direct Support — organized by metro area, regularly updated
3/25 Independent Venue Week Fundraiser Megathread — compilation of venue-specific fundraising efforts.
3/25 Sound of Silence — Australian national initiative providing guidance and support to affected music industry members.
3/25 COVID-19 Freelance Artist Resources — a roundup of information about emergency funds, online platforms, and remote-job listings.
GEMA Announces Fund — The German performing rights organization to support its songwriter and composer members with up to €40m in emergency aid. [Music Business Worldwide]
Live Industry Resource Guide [Pollstar]
Los Angeles City Small Business Emergency Microloan Program — support firms with primary business operations located within City of Los Angeles boundaries.
Music Companies Request Aid from Congress — Urging members of the gig economy to receive similar benefits to longer term employees and hourly wage earners. [Rolling Stone]
#MUSICUNITESUS — ASCAP compiled resources for music creators (scroll down for financial assistance).
Nighttime.Org — Daily support updates, information and links from global nighttime communities
Venue & Organization-Specific Support & Information
The 5 Spot Community Fund — Support the East Nashville community’s musical hub since 2003 via its GoFundMe page.
DROM Staff Emergency Relief — Support NYC’s Alphabet City home for live new music from around the world via its GoFundMe page.
Worth A Look, Listen or Read
NEW 3/29 The World is Changing — So Can We — By David Byrne from “Reasons to be Cheerful,” his online magazine
NEW 3/29 Michael Stipe demo of new song “No Time for Love Like Now” — a collaboration with the National’s Aaron Dessner.
NEW 3/28 Desert Island Discs — BBC Radio 4 offers access to over 2000 programs and playlists from “castaways” since 1942
NEW 3/28 Bob Dylan “Murder Most Foul”
3/27 New York Times Project Cooking — What to cook when you have time on your hands. [New York Times]
3/27 The Daily Show with Trevor Noah — Dr. Fauci Answers Coronavirus Questions
3/26 Boston Conservatory at Berklee Student Convenes Virtual Orchestra — Shelbie Rassler and 74 of her peers join together for an incredible version of Burt Bacharach and Hal David’s “What The World Needs Now”
3/26 CBS Sunday Morning Nature — Myakaa River State Park, Sarasota, FL
3/24 New York Times Popcast — What Music Should I Listen to in a Crisis?
Bob Weir’s “Gymming Playlist” [Rolling Stone]
Great Writers on the Power of Music — Kurt Vonnegut, Susan Sontag, Aldous Huxley, Oliver Sacks, Walt Whitman, Virginia Woolf, Friedrich Nietzsche, and more. [Pocket]
MONDO STATUS UPDATE
NEW YORK, 26 March 2020 — Mondo.NYC 2020 is proceeding as planned. We will continue to monitor COVID-19 related developments and keep you informed regarding changes, if any. Please check back here or reach out directly via email@example.com.
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