Please note that the first place to look for sector action is by country where there are lots of interesting developments. This page below is for additional projects and campaigns that have a multi-territory dimension. (For digital services click here and for collecting societies and radio, you need to check the country pages).
- #LoveRecordStores: this is an online campaign where artists, music fans and many others are posting messages of support for their local record shops. The idea is to encourage people to buy music online from these specialist stores who play a vital role in the music community. More about the campaign here.
- AIM Launched a £1m Immediate Access Crisis Fund for Independent Music Contractors: https://www.aim.org.uk/#/news/aim-launches-1m-immediate-access-crisis-fund-for-independent-music-contractors
(This is really a national only project but we are also including it here as it is good example of independent sector mobilisation which has potential to be rolled out in other countries).
- Live Nation has organised a limited number of live shows with reduced capacity under the name #CrewNation. All income are used to fund the crews and other professionals involved in touring who are unable to work at the moment
- Record Store Day: the annual celebration shinning a light on independent record stores was originally scheduled to take place on 18th April but was cancelled because of the crisis. A newly adapted version of Record Store Day will return on Saturday 29th August in what will be the first of three “Drops” that celebrates independent record stores (the two other dates are 26th September and 24th October). More info here.