PPL Coronavirus Statement
Please find an update for PPL members regarding the coronavirus. PPL will be amending some working practices over the coming weeks in order to safeguard the health of our staff and to ensure that we can maintain service to our members.
Read statement here
This comprehensive webpage has been created by Help Musicians and partners to be a central source of support and advice for all musicians during the coronavirus period. They have also launched the Coronavirus Financial Hardship Fund, created to alleviate some of the financial pressures that many professional musicians may currently be facing.
Association of Independent Music (AIM)
AIM have compiled an extensive document for SMEs in the music industry that are being negatively impacted, including guidance on financial assistance and event cancellation.
Home to a detailed list of Government and other financial support packages for businesses.
Department for International Trade (DIT)
The Department for International Trade has a business support page, with information on financial support packages for businesses, advice on how to operate your business, and support for your employees.
The Government’s advice for businesses and members of the general public. It includes information on financial support being rolled out to help those struggling.
The Musicians’ Union
A comprehensive page of news and advice geared towards musicians. Includes specific information on contracts, insurance, travel and safety. It has also set up a Hardship Fund for those experiencing genuine and pressing financial hardship due to coronavirus.
PRS For Music
PRS for Music has launched an Emergency Relief Fund offering grants of up to £1000 for members, depending on need.
We support artists financially via grants through PRS Foundation. If you are a recipient or applicant of a grant, please visit this page to find up-to-date information on how coronavirus is affecting its funding. You can also donate to help music creators during this unprecedented crisis.
PRS Member’s Fund
If you are a composer or songwriter and member of PRS for Music, you may be eligible for health and welfare support through the company’s Member’s Fund. Again, please check the eligibility criteria listed.
The music industry’s representative in Parliament, UK Music has brought together a directory of advice from the Government, as well as different music trade bodies.