COVID-19 Support for Musicians


For those not in the know, every Tuesday (5-6pm), our resident music experts Chris and Dave make themselves available for pre-arranged online music advice sessions.  To book a slot; simply email using the address below to get your essential hints, tips or advice to help you get on in music. 

If you are a musician planning for future career, or a promoter with questions regarding what to do to put on shows, then fear not as they will be taking time every week to respond to any questions you might have and can even give you a telephone/Skype call for some in-depth chat should you need it. 

Contact them at


Music Industry and Related Support

Times continue to be tough for creatives and music activists, so we'll be keeping this section in place for as long as it seems useful to do so.   It's a a list of organisations and schemes that can potentially offer support and assistance; but please bear in mind that as precautions are scaled back, so too are some of the measures in place to tackle Covid-19.  Please note, these links lead to pages from other organisations, and don't contain our own content.

Coronamusicians acted as a central source of support for all musicians during the coronavirus period, and is still live. It’s a collaborative effort from Help Musicians, the Incorporated Society of Musicians, The Ivors Academy, the Music Managers Forum, the Music Producers Guild, the Musicians' Union, and UK Music.

Arts Council England continues to support artists through their funding programmes.  Find out more here.

The Musicians' Union will be delivering regular information about how COVID-19 affects musicians in the UK. Find out more here. 

Help Musicians run Music Minds Matter, a free 24/7 helpline for everyone in the music industry. Call them on 0808 802 8008 or visit their website.

PRS For Music also feature a series of resources on their website. Find out more here.

Music Support runs a helpline for anyone in the music industry struggling with their mental health and/or addiction. Call them on 0800 030 6789 or find out more on their website.

The British Association for Performing Arts Medicine (BAPAM) connects performing artists and musicians with free specialist health support. Check out their website for details.


Take care and stay safe - from all at Tees Music Alliance x


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