OUR GOAL

The Crew Nation fund is here to help support live music crews who have been directly impacted as shows are put on pause due to COVID-19. You can apply for financial assistance from the Crew Nation fund below.

Crew like you are essential to the fabric of live touring. You work behind the scenes to help artists and fans connect with the magic of live music, and Live Nation wants to ensure you are taken care of during this time.

We want to provide you with as much support as possible, so we’ve also compiled a list of mental health resources that are accessible globally, as well as some guidance on navigating social services in countries around the world.

RELIEF ROLLOUT

The impact of this intermission period is being felt far and wide, and we want to provide a helping hand to as many people as possible. Here’s how we plan to do that:

In order to provide assistance to those who have already experienced some financial impact due to this intermission, we will be accepting applications in phases based on when shows were originally scheduled to play.

Applications are now open for anyone who has been financially impacted from shows originally scheduled to take place in March or April 2020. The deadline to submit an application is Friday, May 1st.

If the intermission continues, we will open a new application period for shows originally scheduled to take place in May.

Please check back for details.

FAQ

You are eligible if you are a touring or venue crew member, both front of house and backstage staff, who makes 50% or more of your income from this field.

Please note that you are ineligible if you received or anticipate receiving pay from your employer from April 1, 2020 through April 30, 2020. You may be eligible in the next application period.

We expect application review to take up to 30 days, but we will do our best to work through applications as quickly as possible and thank you for your patience.

Music Forward Foundation, a 501c3 organization, will be selecting recipients based on an objective determination of need.

A one-time grant of $1,000 USD that we hope offers a bridge of support while government assistance programs get up and running.

Grants will be distributed via PayPal in five to ten business days of award notification.

No, you can apply for support only once. If there are any excess funds after all qualifying applications have been satisfied, we will explore additional distribution.

Please contact crewnation@hobmusicforward.org with any questions about your application.

MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCES

MITC

Anxiety relief and coping with self-isolation, put together by a group of psychotherapists and coaches who have all previously worked in the music industry.

TOUR SUPPORT

Emotional wellness coaching and free online therapy for touring contractors who were planning to join a tour that has been postponed or cancelled.

MAGELLAN

Tips and videos straight from mental health professionals for managing change, stress and anxiety.

HEALTHCARE RESOURCES

Learn how to file for unemployment benefits, including insurance, in your state.

Learn how to file an unemployment insurance claim.

Shop the free market for health insurance. Recent unemployment qualifies many for a key enrollment window.

Available to extend employer coverage for gap period.

FINANCIAL RESOURCES

Expanded unemployment income benefits

  • Eligible workers receiving state unemployment income will get an additional $600 per week through July 31, 2020
  • State benefits can be gathered for an additional 13 weeks, up to a maximum of 39 weeks

No penalty withdrawals from 401(k)

  • Those impacted by COVID-19 may be able to make a withdrawal up to $100,000 from retirement accounts without paying the usual 10% penalty this year
  • Additionally, your plan may offer the ability to defer existing 401(k) loan repayment to next year or even take out an additional loan with greater limits for a limited time due to COVID-19 impacts

Student Loan Deferrals

  •  Those impacted can contact their servicer to defer monthly federal student loan payments through September 30, 2020

Understand where to get help with financial issues you’re facing.

A federal, state and local government benefits finder to help you with healthcare, financial and loan assistance

The latest info from the IRS on taxes and when you will receive your stimulus check

Learn about hardship support and financial assistance provided by the Australian Government

Information and services to help you access a payment from the Australian government.

Learn more about how Support Act is providing crisis relief and mental health support for artists, crew and workers affected by COVID-19 closures.

Help and information for those experiencing financial distress related to COVID-19.

Guidance from the UK government for people who are self-employed and getting less work or no work because of coronavirus (COVID-19)