Keep Music Live is a fundraising campaign to support independent music venues. We want to ensure that artists will have stages and ticketed events in the future.

Supporting artists and bands is also critical. Here are some organizations that are supporting artists. We encourage you to give to these organizations too.

Artist & Industry Workers Resources

Artists and industry workers have been hit hard by COVID-19 closures. Here are some links to resources for these impacted communities as well as organizations to donate to support creative industry workers.

COVID-19 Handbook for the Creative Sector

This handbook offers resources to take care of yourself and your family; to support the arts and culture community; and to prepare for recovery.

Artist Relief

A coalition of national arts grant-makers have come together to create an emergency initiative to offer financial and informational resources to artists across the United States.

Black Fret Seattle

Black Fret’s mission is to enable the creation and performance of new music by Seattle’s exceptional local musicians. Their vision is to build an endowed institution capable of sustaining over a million dollars a year in grants to Seattle musicians.


MusiCares provides a safety net of critical assistance for music people in times of need. MusiCares’ services and resources cover a wide range of financial, medical and personal emergencies, and each case is treated with integrity and confidentiality.

Musicians Foundation

Musicians Foundation is dedicated to assisting musicians and their families in times of emergency, crisis, or transition. This Foundation’s goal is to relieve the financial burdens of musicians who qualify according to the Foundation’s criteria.

Music Relief Fund

A resource brought to you by partners in the U.S. Music Community to help music professionals access information and applications to receive benefits made available by the CARES Act (Phase III of the Coronavirus Stimulus bill signed into law March 27, 2020) and the “Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act” signed into law on April 24, 2020.

Recording Academy MusiCares Relief Fund

MusiCares continues its support of the music industry through the COVID-19 pandemic focusing on the most pressing needs of the community. Unfortunately, this pandemic has economically devastated the business of music, but has equally if not more, devastated the community’s health and safety. Support will be prioritized to those who are experiencing a medical, dental, mental health, insurance, substance abuse or eviction crisis.

Seattle Musicians Access to Affordable Healthcare

Seattle Musicians Access to Affordable Healthcare helps provide working King County musicians with access to free or low-cost medical and dental services

Additional Organizations Providing Resources and Support

Hire Artists

A marketplace designed to facilitate creative exchange during an unprecedented economic crisis for the already-precarious arts and creative sector at large. Built by artists and for artists, Hire Artists connects buyers and supporters with experienced practitioners possessing decades of experience, for the purposes of online instruction or to help with creative and non-creative tasks.

Seattle Musician’s Union

Local 76-493 is a membership organization of musicians with a goal to: 1) communicate to each other about workplace needs, professional desires and collective power, 2) educate each other about our rights, responsibilities and union power, 3) facilitate obtaining those rights in our lives, 4) organize for collective bargaining and 5) raise the publics’ awareness of the value of music and musicians.

Union of Musicians & Allied Workers

UMAM aims to organize music workers to fight for a more just music industry, and to join with other workers in the struggle for a better society.

Live Events Coalition

Created in response to the Covid-19 pandemic and its devastating impact on the live events industry, the Live Events Coalition exists to provide advocacy, resources and a network that connects and supports all of the businesses, contractors and our workforce – the lifeblood of every event.

Please note, this is not a comprehensive list of available resources or organizations providing resources to artists & music industry workers. Keep Music Live does not own any content related to the links provided.