Relief Information for Songwriters, Musicians, and Small Music Businesses Impacted by Coronavirus
With immense care and concern for our artists, songwriters, publisher partners and their respective teams, we’ve compiled a list of some of the most relevant resources available to those in need due to complications caused by Covid-19. From government assistance to various relief funds initiated throughout the industry, we hope you’ll find the below information will be helpful in these uncertain times. We look forward to the day when we can unite again in person around what we love most: music.
The information contained in this document is provided for informational purposes only. It should not be construed as business, legal, accounting, financial or other advice, and should not be relied upon as such. Kobalt Music Group is not affiliated with any of the groups referenced in this document (but may be a member of certain organizations referenced herein). The information in this document may not reflect the most current information, as the situation is developing and changing on a daily basis. To the fullest extent permitted by law, Kobalt Music Group and its affiliates disclaim any and all liability with respect to any actions taken or not taken based on the contents of this document.
- Corona Support and Information for Business - Find financial assistance, eligibility and timing for the new government support for Australian businesses. Information will be updated as available. Register for an intention to claim increased unemployment benefits here.
- Boosting Cash Flow For Employers - The Government is providing temporary cash flow support to small and medium businesses and not-for-profit organizations that employ staff during the economic downturn associated with the coronavirus.
- Job-keeper Payment For Employers And Employees - Under the Job-keeper Payment, businesses impacted by the coronavirus will be able to access a subsidy from the Government to continue paying their employees. Affected employers will be able to claim a fortnightly payment of $1,500 per eligible employee from 30 March 2020, for a maximum period of 6 months.
- Creative New Zealand's Emergency Response Package - Creative New Zealand has provided details of its initial $16 million Emergency Response package for New Zealand arts organizations and individuals. Applications open on April 14th and will be distributed to the sector through April 30th, 2020.
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