This type of crowdfunding is happening in some places. Check out the Chicago Musicians Emergency Relief Fund: Performing artists have had their employment canceled suddenly as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic and are experiencing extraordinary financial hardship. Music is a fundamental joy of life. Behind every one of your favorite songs are the professionals who have dedicated their lives for that moment of creation. Please help us support the unsung heroes of the concert-houses, theatres, and airwaves. They can’t wait to get back to making music, and they need your help while our nation endures this unprecedented national emergency. Thank you.
All proceeds will benefit members of the Chicago Federation of Musicians, Local 10-208 of the American Federation of Musicians. 100% of your donations will be disbursed to musicians who have suffered financial losses and applied for relief.
Leanne donated $20: I appreciate how hard it is to be a musician and how much they love what they do.
Jacque donated $500: I’m a union member. I don’t rely on my gigs for most of my income, but I have friends who do and need my help now.
Paul donated $100: I’ve been hit pretty hard…but I’m sure many of my colleagues are worse off. Solidarity![Our thanks to Jamie Krtuz for sending us this info! Http://www.jamiekrutz.com]