Due to the cancellation of SXSW and nationwide shelter-in-place orders, the future for many Austin musicians is uncertain. Decibel’s Joe Rocha talks to a group of local musicians about how they felt when SXSW was canceled, how Covid-19 is impacting them financially and what they’re doing to keep making music during this difficult time.
Resources for Austin Musicians
To apply or donate to the Recording Academy’s MusiCares Covid-19 Relief Fund click here. Austin’s Black Pumas hosted a live streaming concert in support of this fund.
For a list of the Texas Music Office’s Assistance Information and Resources For Music Industry Professionals Affected by COVID-19 click here.
The Red River Cultural District’s Banding Together fund is distributing $100 HEB gift cards to support Austin workers in the music, hospitality, and service industry businesses who have suffered economically as a result of event cancellations and business closures.
For affordable healthcare for qualifying musicians, check out the Health Alliance for Austin Musicians (HAAM) and for mental health and substance use recovery for musicians, music industry, and their families check out the SIMS Foundation.
For a complete resource list compiled by the Austin Creative Alliance click here.
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