American Composers Forum

  • List of resources, regionally and for many individual states


  • Covers relief for musicians and composers through the US federal goverments
  • Also provides info about payment of royalties through ASCAP during COVID-19

ASCAP – US (Music Covid Relief)

  • Info on
    • CARES Act
    • Receiving unemployment
    • Small business benefits
    • Finding grants
    • Additional resources

Billboard (magazine)

  • State by state listing of resources for performers and composers
  • Some national listings also


  • Resources page by region and state.
  • Info about CARES Act and BMI royalties
  • Tips on how to maximize working from home
  • Best practices from YouTube, Pandora and Spotify during COVID 19 crisis.

COVID-19 Mutual Aid Fund for LGBTQI+ BIPOC Folks

  • Individual grants

GRAMMY – advocacy US

  • How you can advocate for artists and creators to congress

GRAMMY – Asia, Europe and UK

  • List of resources for performers and creators

Help Musicians-UK

  • Grant application and resource links

Houston Arts Alliance

  • List of resources of where to find aid
  • Covers businesses, artists and arts orgnizations

MASS MoCA, Assests for Artists

  • Resources for northeast US

MusiCares     GRAMMY-USA

  • Financial assistance for performers
  • Lists of other resources-professional organizations, bank loans,

Musician’s Foundation

  • Grants for composers, performers and educators
  • Currently on hiatus due to high volume, but will return.

New Music USA

  • Emergency funds to support freelance artists in the new/creative/improvised music community.

She Shreds magazine

  • List of events and panel discussions by various groups affected by COVID-19

Spotify COVID-19 Music Relief

  • A fund for musicians in need of assistance due to COVID 19
  • Links to partner organizations at the bottom of the page (that’s how you apply)
  • Organizations in France, Canada, UK and US-more to come

WWOZ-New Orleans Radio station

  • List of resources for various jazz communities.
  • Some local to NO, others national