Resources for Musicians
affected by COVID-19 Outbreak
Step One: Vince's powerpoint presentation
EVERYTHING IS AWFUL and I'M NOT OKAY!
Start here for helpful information to get you on your feet and to help you begin thinking about ways to counterbalance the effects of cancelations of gigs and regular jobs due to the virus breakout. Come back to this presentation as a baseline to help you become grounded and centered so that you can focus on what you need to do in order to move forward securely.
The same information (with a few additions) is available in this document, which is printable and can be shared under the Creative Commons License 4.0 International License.
Step Two: Financial Relief Assistance
There are many resources to help with financial aid to tie you over until you're able to properly press the "reset" button and figure out your income streams. Here are some of them, though this is not an exhaustive list:
Step Three: Build Your Plan
A comprehensive list of resources for Artists and Creatives is also available on the website of Deesha Dyer, an award-winning event strategist, community organizer, and speaker who served as social secretary in the Obama White House. This list is extremely helpful and contains many resources I have not found listed elsewhere.
The Coronavirus Resource Kit is a nearly 30 page open Google Doc full of resources specific to industries and connected to hundreds of further resources and outlets across the United States. It's full of connections and resources I have not seen anywhere else.
More Suggestions for Online Music Teaching
Here is the aforementioned public Google Doc by Christopher Bill, which gives a comprehensive overview of remote teaching strategies and tools to build an online teaching practice. You can support him by visiting his Patreon page and subscribing to his content.
Distance Recording for Ensemble Projects
A lot of people are asking about ways to make ensemble music remotely. I have looked at all the possible ways and can recommend SoundTrap as the strongest, most feature-rich platform for remote ensemble collaboration via recording. They have models for both personal use and group collaboration for 50 or even up to 100 (or more) people adding their individual tracks to a common project.
Personal Pricing Page
Educational (Group Pricing) Page