Columbus Music Commission Emergency Resource Center
We have gathered the below resources to better assist you to navigate the current COVID-19 turbulence. There’s useful information on available relief, live streaming performance opportunities and more helpful links. If we missed a listing, please let us know.
Featured Resources and Events
Apply for & Donate Funds
Live Stream Events
Promowest is compiling and advertising live streamed events by local artists. Submit yours to Christin at email@example.com
About COVID-19 in Ohio
Healthcare Support Services
American Guild of Musical Artists Relief Fund
How-To Live Stream
Live streams have taken place of shows for 2020 and probably a lot of 2021. Read up on how to stream on your performances through landr’s blog.
Offer a monthly service or poduct like a new song or sharing custom midi patches to people who subscribe by pledging money. Set subscriptions tiers for different rewards and get creative with your offerings! (Limited edition merch, a custom song, a signed record, etc.)
Small Business Disaster Loans
NIVA is asking anyone who loves music to write to Congress in support of music venues who are suffering due to Covid-19. Please consider signing their pre-written form.
Employment, Advertising, & Streaming
As a talent agency, Class Acts works to put talented people to work. Alternative Talents is a program to help place musicians in new employment while they are unable to perform. You can submit your skills and ideas here.
Class Act is also creating a page to advertise merch and records from local musicians. Submit yours here!
Class Act is considering hosting live streams from CA Backstage- reach out if you’re interested! firstname.lastname@example.org
Social Media Live Streams
Facebook and Instagram are other great platforms to live stream directly yo your fans.
Live Stream Shows
Live Stream on Twitch
Twitch is known for live streaming video games but they have recently expanded into music specific streaming! Read their directions on getting started.