MusiCares is aware of the enormous financial burden to those whose creative practices and incomes are being adversely impacted by COVID-19. We are deeply saddened that it is resulting in loss of work due to venue closures, festival and event cancellations and travel restrictions.

To help address the concerns of the industry during this time, we have expanded our services to include lost income due to the cancellation of scheduled gigs or performances due to Coronavirus/COVID-19 precautionary measures.

Applying for Assistance

Music industry professionals may apply for basic living assistance (rent or mortgage). Initial grant requests can be made up to $1000 to compensate for cancelled work that was scheduled and lost. Should we receive additional funding, we will evaluate the grant amounts available. All items below must be included in your request:

  1. A completed MusiCares application
  2. Proof of cancellations and bookings
  3. Copy of your lease agreement or mortgage statement which includes account numbers, vendor address and your name on the lease or statement

*Please note that incomplete applications will not be reviewed and requests will be processed in the order in which received. It could take up to two weeks to process a completed application.

COVID-19 Relief Application

Additional resources for musicians can be found at


Organization/Company: Recording Academy: MusiCares
Location: National
Deadline: Ongoing
How to Apply: Apply at