How to support musicians affected by the pandemic
As we enter further nationwide restrictions, how can we play a part in helping the music industry survive? In the short-term, you can certainly try and book tickets for the shows that are still happening and we recently posted on the FRUKT website about some of the exciting and safe events still going on in the capital in the coming weeks.
But alongside financially contributing where you can, we strongly recommend you write to your MP using The Music Union’s template letter below, to show you're behind additional support for musicians and other self-employed workers.
The Musician's Union is lobbying on the following, based on research and consultation with its members:
- Ensuring that the new Self Employment Income Support Scheme is applicable to musicians
- Plugging the gaps in the Self Employment Income Support Scheme
- Expanding the SEISS to cover more than 20% of monthly profits
- Measures to make sure re-opening venues is economically viable
Be sure your voice is heard.