Resources

COVID-19 Emergency Resources

Donate:

World Health Organization Solidarity Response Fund

Entertainment Industry Relief Fund

Emergency Relief Fund for Artists During COVID-19

Cerf+ COVID-19 Response Fund

Artist Relief Tree (ART)

MusiCares Covid-19 Relief Fund

Musicians Foundation CV19 Crisis Fund

Jazz Foundation of America Relief Funds

 

Individual Artist Relief Funds:

Springboard Emergency Relief Fund

Entertainment Industry Relief Fund

Sweet Relief Musicians Fund

COVID-19 Financial Solidarity

Equal Sound Corona Relief Fund

Emergency Relief Resources for Individuals

MRAC Emergency Relief Fund

Twin Cities Music Community Trust

Jazz Foundation of America’s COVID19 Musicians’ Emergency Fund

International Bluegrass Music Association Trust Fund

Artist Relief Initiative

Foundation for Contemporary Arts Emergency Grants COVID-19 Fund

MN DEED Pandemic Unemployment Assistance

 

Information/Resources:

COVID-19 Freelance Artist Resources

Artists Thrive COVID-19 Resource List

Coronavirus Resource Kit

The Current Blog: How to support Minnesota musicians during the coronavirus crisis

Billboard Resource Guide

Royalty Exchange: 90-Day Discount for COVID-19 Relief

Qobuz “Gimme Shelter” Program (Expanded)

Minnesota Citizens for the Arts

CARES Act Information & Benefits

MusiCares Resources

Brianna Lane’s “Picking a Live Stream Platform” Blog

 

Insurance/Health:

MNSure Special Enrollment for Health Insurance

Minnesota Unemployment Insurance

HealthCare Blue Book

HealthWell Foundation COVID-19 Application

MN Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Benefits

 

Promotion:

Minnesota Fringe Live Stream Concert Promotion

The Current: Artists: Send us your virtual concert listings

A Guitarists Guide to Live Streaming

 

Small Business & Organization Relief Funds/Grants

LISC Verizon Small Business Recovery Fund

Duluth Superior Area Community Foundation

Small Business Emergency Loans

 

Wellness:

**To reach the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, call 1-800-273-TALK (8255), OR text “START” to 741-741 to reach the Crisis Text Line

Online AA Resources (Minneapolis)

Online AA Resources (St. Paul)

Online NA Resources

Dissonance Get Help Directory

Dissonance Story Well (Online)

Better Help: Affordable, Private Online Counseling

CDC: Stress and Coping

Mental Health MN CONNECT Initiative

Senior’s Guide to Mental Health During COVID-19

Guide to Parenting and Family Health During COVID-19

60 Digital Resources for Mental Health

How Communities Can Prevent Panic in Uncertain Times

How to Prepare for an Online Counseling Session

Radio Stations

The following stations support and play Minnesota bands and musicians:

Twin Cities

89.3 The Current (all genres)
Radio Heartland (folk, acoustic)
KFAI Fresh Air Community Radio (all genres including world music)
KUOM “Radio K” (all genres)
GO 95.3 (modern hip hop)
GO 96.3 (modern alternative)
KBEM Jazz88 FM (jazz, bluegrass, Celtic, folk)
KMOJ 89.9 FM (urban adult contemporary)
KXXR 93X (rock, alt-rock; Loud and Local show submissions can be sent to [email protected])

Greater Minnesota

Bagley/Bemidji – KBXE Northern Community Radio
Braham – KBEK 95.5 FM
Brainerd/Grand Rapids – KAXE Northern Community Radio
Duluth – KUMD 103.3 FM
Grand Marais – WTIP North Shore Community Radio
Northfield – KYMN “The One” Radio 95.1 FM / 1080 AM
St Cloud – KVSC 88.1 FM
Winona – KQAL Winona State Radio

 

Recordings & Production

Practice Spaces

Music Education

The following schools and institutions offer classes, workshops, and degree programs for Minnesota musicians:

Grant Resources

The following agencies and institutions provide grants and services to independent musicians in Minnesota:

Businesses We Love

Nonprofits We Love

Licensing and Publishing

Harry Fox Agency – Provider of rights management, licensing and royalty services for the music industry.
Easy Song Licensing – MN-based company that clears music for YouTube, film, stage, print, advertising, cover songs and more.
SESAC – Invitation-only Performing Rights Organization that represents songwriters, composers & music publishers.
BMI (Broadcast Music Inc.) – Represents songwriters, composers, and publishers.
ASCAP (American Society of Composers, Authors & Publishers) – Performance-rights organization that protects its members’ musical copyrights by monitoring public performances of their music.
In The Groove – MN-based commercial music production and licensing company providing music for television, advertising, movies, artists, and more.
Tinderbox Music – MN-based music promotions and distribution company that also has publishing and music licensing opportunities.

Advocacy Resources