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UTR Update: NZ Music Community COVID-19 Resources

UTR Update: NZ Music Community COVID-19 Resources

Annabel Kean / Tuesday 17th March, 2020 11:53AM

The coronavirus pandemic (and all that comes with it) is affecting everyone in some way or another, and among those most affected by the financial repercussions are musicians. Events of 100+ people are being postponed or cancelled, overseas tours have to be called off, and even the retail and hospitality side hustles many artists rely on are facing uncertain returns. With those bleak facts out of the way, below is a compilation of handy resources for both musicians and music lovers covering financial support, wellbeing guides, hand washing tutorials, and more essential content – we will be adding to this list as new resources roll in...

For up to date info on UTR-related events impacted by COVID-19 head over here.

APRA AMCOS Director of Member Services Victoria Kelly: Seven ways to support local musicians during COVID-19.

New Zealand music businesses, contractors and sole traders may qualify for a Wage Subsidy here.

MusicHelps have provided COVID-19 Information and Support for Kiwi Music People here. They offer a 24/7 Wellbeing Service – an online, on the phone (tollfree 0508MUSICHELP) and in-person counselling service provided free of charge to those that make live or recorded music possible in Aotearoa. For more info head along here.

NZ Music Commission are calling for all landlords of music venues to give urgent rent relief to their live music tenants here.

I LOST MY GIG New Zealand are asking anyone whose work is connected with the music industry in any way, and have lost work because of COVID-19 to fill out a survey here, to get a greater understanding of how the current situation is affecting the different parts of the NZ music industry, and the New Zealand music sector as whole.

A work-in-progress collection of resources available to those in the NZ music production industry facing unprecedented pressure as a result of COVID-19 prevention measures here.

Healthline has a wealth of resources on symptoms, self-isolating, and mental wellbeing, as well as all the COVID-19 media releases in one place.

RNZ are keeping a diligent live feed of coverage here.

The Spinoff team are keeping the latest national news and updates here.

Heard talk of "flattening the curve"? Here's a thorough explanation of what that's all about, including easy to understand illustrations.

Timing your hand washing by singing 'Happy Birthday' twice through is an unpleasant experience [I like it - Ed.]. This website will instead generate a sing-a-long hand washing guide to your favourite song.

And few of the San Diego Symphony musicians have made this adorable hand washing video...

The New Zealand government have set up a dedicated COVID-19 resources and information page here.


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