A round-up of resources to support creatives affected by COVID-19, including ways to stay sane, connected & inspired. Focusing on emotional & economic well being, we want to help wherever we can.
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STAY IN THE LOOP
Access emergency funds available for those struggling financially due to the impact of COVID-19.
UNIVERSAL CREDIT – information on how to claim can be found here
DIRECT GOV – help with rent, mortgage payments & income – keep up to date here
HELP MUSICIANS – apply for their recent hardship fund
PRS – financial relief of up to £1000 – find out more & apply on their website
ARTS COUNCIL – funding for freelancers working in the cultural sector – more info online
STAY SANE – PROJECTS, IDEAS & OPPORTUNITIES
STUDIO 338 : Music Is The Answer – a project to keep creatives entertained & earn income, including regular design & production competitions, daily playlists & more.
Critical Music are giving producers a crack at rewiring Circuits – ‘Wingwalker’ – and offering a load of exclusive merch for the best entry. Stems are available as a bonus download when you buy the new ‘Nervous System EP’ – check out the Critical Music store or Bandcamp for more details.
Overview Music are offering artists the chance to remix the labels first ever release -‘Gran Calavera – Fin Absolue’ – with 1st, 2nd & 3rd place prizes available, and the goods are STACKED. Full competition info here.
Flexout Audio have teamed up with Visages & are also running a remix comp with a chance to flip ‘Hurting Me’ – head over to the Flexout page for stems
Sample Packs – Splice gives you access to thousands of samples & rent to buy plug-ins. Alternatively, check out some of the wicked packs available from Mobtactics, Rotations,QZB, Deep In The Jungle, & ZeroZero
A range of live streams are being rolled out, including the launch of D&BTV’s LOCKED IN series – watch the latest one with Philth & Visionobi below. If you’re looking for streams & virtual events then keep an eye on Rough Tempo, Beatport, Studio 338 & Boiler Room as well as the regularly programmed shows below.
THURSDAYS – Twenty Twenty Global (2AM)
SATURDAYS – Hospitality House Party
Harriet Jaxxon has started a video series on Youtube, interviewing drum & bass artists and providing some light-hearted relief in the current climate – you can check out the series on her Facebook page.
Four Four Mag recently published 13 Electronic Music Documentaries to watch – check them out here.
Our recommended podcasts, mix series & radio shows…
Klinical – Patterns
Rinse FM – Lockdown Live
Symmetry Recordings – Locked Down Live
LSB & DRS – Space Age Vol 3
SUPPORT YOUR COMMUNITY
PATREON – Support the likes of Amoss, Hyroglifics, Selecta J-Man, IMANU, Flexout Audio, Sustance, Kiril, Black Barrel, Submarine, The Caracal Project & Waeys among thousands of other artists via their Patreon sites.
Hospital Records are re-pressing their classic NHS tee & donating 100% profits to their local NHS trust – check out how you can grab yours & support the frontline here.
HOW TO HELP – Join local groups & see how you can support your area here
Every Mind Matters – NHS help & support (mental health) here
Help Musicians Health & Welfare Team – 0207 239 9101
Music Minds Matter – MMM@helpmusicians.org.uk – 0808 802 8008
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