UK Music Statement
UK Music is in continuous discussions with Government Ministers and officials about the impact of coronavirus on the music industry.
Public health advice can change from hour to hour, so should regularly check the constantly updated information.
The Government has produced its coronavirus action plan which you can read here. The 28-page document outlines what people can expect across the UK.
The latest information about the safety of overseas travel can be found on the Foreign and Commonwealth Office website here.
More advice on coronavirus and safety precautions can be found on the website of Public Health England here.
Advice for Businesses
UK Music has collected advice for businesses and individuals here.
For more information on the advice and all of the avenues of help for musicians, please find Help Musicians’ Coronavirus Advice for Musicians website here.
Advice from UK Music Members
The Musicians' Union are doing an impact survey of their members. Read more here.
The MPA are doing an impact survey of their members. Read more here.
The MMF and FAC are doing an impact survey of their members. Read more here.
The MPG are doing an impact survey of their members. Read more here.
The Ivors Academy are doing an impact survey of their members. Read more here.
AIM have launched a petition to call for a Temporary Income Protection Fund for UK self-employed workers during the COVID-19 crisis. Sign here.
The Musicians' Union have opened a Coronavirus Hardship Fund. This fund is open to UK resident MU members of 12 months standing who are in immediate hardship from loss of earnings, due to the Coronavirus pandemic, it is a one off £200 grant for alleviating immediate hardship.
You can find out more on how to apply here. The MU have said they are aiming to make a decision on applications within 3 working days. If you are successful in your application, you should get a payment within 5 working days of being informed of your success.
PRS for Music have announced an immediate PRS Emergency Relief Fund to support its members during the Coronavirus pandemic. The new fund is open to all PRS writer members around the world who have been a member for at least two years and earned over £500 in the last two years. Grants will be awarded based on assessment of individual need and applicants will receive support up to a value of £1000.
PRS writer members wishing to apply for an Emergency Relief Fund grant can apply and find more details here. The scheme will be administered using the PRS Members’ Fund established grants model. Grant applications are now live.
UK Music and the Musicians' Union are calling calling on Government to extend sick pay from day one to freelance workers affected by or self isolating due to coronavirus. Find out more here.
If you were affected by the cancellation of SXSW more advice can be found here.
Support from Help Musicians can be found here.