COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Support
The impact that COVID-19 is having on our beloved music community is staggering. No one could’ve predicted the sudden loss and impact that this would have. We want to help raise funds for these music industry professionals to help with the sudden financial loss. To that end we want to show our support in any way that we can. Below is a list of the activities we will be undertaking and support that is available to you.
Given that Torch Fest has had to be postponed (we’re working on a new date), we would like to bring the idea of Torch Songs to life, online. We are working with artists from Torch Fest to work out the best format for this but will back this up with our Google Nonprofit advertising to maximise reach. We are also working to release a #Torched album featuring some of the artists from Torch Fest as a way to raise more funds for them.
We are offering free distribution, to all digital channels, for any artist who would like to release music during the crisis. Please get in contact to discuss your project.
We are the only provider of mental health training, in Australia, with a specific focus on music and the industry. We usually charge for this training but are working out whether we can put on a free session(s) for our community members, delivered online.
The Songwriting Prize (Australia’s only mental health songwriting competition) returns this year for it’s 5th year, with regional semi final events in 6 of our 8 states.
We have opened entries earlier than usual this year, on 23rd March, to give those in isolation another avenue/focus for their songwriting.
All proceeds from The Songwriting Prize albums are now being redirected to all featuring artists. Historically these have come to us as a charity to continue the work we do, but we feel the artists need this money more than us at present. Please listen and share the playlist/albums that feature the Grand Finalists from the past 4 years of our event.
We are working with our Ambassadors, and community members, to bring you tips relating to isolation, working from home, financial loss and these will be on our social media pages soon. Look us up on Instagram and Facebook.
In the meantime please look at the handy support card below for our recommended places to go if you need professional assistance.
Support Act: 1300 731 303 • Lifeline: 13 11 14