Attention those working in the music industry!
MusicHelpsLive has launched in New Zealand to provide support for Kiwis who have been left devastated by the coronavirus pandemic.
On a global scale, all kinds of music events have been cancelled or postponed.
While we're loving all the creative ways people have kept the music alive, whether it's live streaming online or simply using the time to work on new material, there's no doubt that it's a time of need for Kiwi musicians.
'New Zealand musicians and those who work behind the scenes are facing an uncertain future' a statement from MusicHelpsLive said.
Now they are the ones that need our help.
MusicHelpsLive aims to raise $2m NZD to support Kiwis through the coming winter.
MusicHelps has been a charity organisation for the industry, and one of their main objectives was to provide emergency financial support and professional counselling to Kiwi music people when a crisis emerges. They have launched a new fund to specifically help people and companies suffering due to coronavirus.
"New Zealand's musicians and the teams behind them are always there for us in times of trouble and tragedy, like the Band Together concert after the Christchurch earthquakes and You Are Us/Aroha Nui concerts following the Christchurch terror attacks," says MusicHelps board chair and MusicHelpsLive spokesperson Campbell Smith. "Now they are the ones that need our help."
MusicHelpsLive is calling on New Zealanders to visit www.musichelpslive.co.nz to make a donation or find other ways to support the live music industry.