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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.

If you’d like to contribute to the series, please email charli@in-reach.co.uk

STAY IN THE LOOP 

Check the latest UK Government updates here, NHS advice can be found here


EMERGENCY FUNDING 

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

CREATE

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

WATCH

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 338Boiler Room as well as the regularly programmed shows below.

THURSDAYS – Twenty Twenty Global (2AM)

FRIDAYS – Shogun Audio – From The Vaults (7.30PM) / Intrigue (7.00pm)

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.

LISTEN

Our recommended podcasts, mix series & radio shows…

Redacted Radio

Klinical – Patterns 

Rinse FM – Lockdown Live

Symmetry Recordings – Locked Down Live 

LSB & DRSSpace 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.

SAMPLE PACKS  QZB, Deep In The Jungle, ZeroZero, Rotations

BANDCAMP Buy direct and support artists including –  Fluidity, Gardna, Bill Cuttin, Utopia Music,  Wingz, Mae – all of which have recently added to their Bandcamp.

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

DONATE :

Covid-19 Solidarity Response Fund for WHO

Funds to Support Performers affected by COVID-19

Spotify Covid-19 Music Relief Fund

 


REACH OUT 

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

The Musicians’ Union – information on coronavirus here, and ISM has a page here.

 


OTHER USEFUL READS 

UKF Anti-Virus Newsletter

Resident Advisor

Studio 338 : Music Is The Answer

Splice : A curated list of resources for musicians affected by COVID-19

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