The Sweet Relief Concert Series by Live Lesson Masters continues next Thursday, May 28th at 6pm PST with a special solo performance by Art Alexakis of Everclear! This live stream performance will support Sweet Relief's COVID-19 Fund, created specifically for musicians and music industry workers affected by Coronavirus. Tickets are available now!
We’re excited to announce that on Saturday, May 30th, Live For Live Music is teaming up with the PLUS1 COVID-19 Relief Fund and nugs.tv to present a one day virtual music festival: Quarantine Comes Alive.
This donation-based event will directly benefit the participating musicians as well as Sweet Relief, MusiCares, Center for Disaster Philanthropy, World Central Kitchen, Partners In Health, Trans Lifeline, Backline, and local organizations helping the homeless.
The show will begin at 1pm EST on May 30th! Please donate whatever you can to help those in need. Those who donate will be e-mailed a link to watch the event on various platforms.
Join The Fam as they continue to discuss how artists/their teams can pivot and optimize their goals for long-term success in the music industry.
For their 2nd Edition, they are joined by Jay Campbell (Artist Manager, Tones And I) and Sarah Patellos (Spotify).
While this event is completely FREE, The Fam will be taking this opportunity to raise money for the Sweet Relief Musicians Fund. Any amount you can donate helps provide financial assistance to all types of career musicians and music industry workers who are struggling to make ends meet.
They will be accepting donations through GiveButter with a goal of raising $1000 this summer!
The FAM is an open and positive community for aspiring music professionals to connect, collaborate, and create.
As an art form built around conversation and expression, music suffers when that conversation is competitive as opposed to collaborative. Collaboration pushes people to do their best, learn from and teach their peers, and develop their individuality.
We are thrilled to be a part of the next installment of Live From Out There! They have teamed up with LiveXLive to offer a 4 week subscription including live streams and archival sets. From May 15 - June 7, they will feature performances by DISPATCH, Big Gigantic, Chromeo, Twiddle, Nahko, Ripe, Turkuaz, phoffman, Circles Around The Sun, Cory Wong, Keller Williams, James Petralli and & Michael Hunter of White Denim, and many more!
Also included in the 4 week subscription and available as a weekend pass will be "Summer Camp: A 20 Year Retrospective" featuring never before seen live footage spanning 20 years of Summer Camp Music Festival plus live and Archival performances, artist interviews and more.
Tomorrow night at 8PM EST we will broadcast a FREE acoustic live stream from Rick Mitarotonda and Peter Anspach of Goose on LivexLive.com to show you all our new platform. Thank you for your continued support, we'll see you on the couch.
**All shows streams will be available to subscribers and single show purchasers on demand the Wednesday following the initial air date.
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Musicians and music industry professionals around the world are still in need of assistance during these trying times, and we are always looking for a way to continuously support them. We have created the Loungewear Collection on the Sweet Relief Merch Store to further our efforts in raising funds for our COVID-19 Fund. Funds from every purchase will go towards helping a musicians and music industry professionals in need.
#SweetSupporters Big Stir Records have announced their latest album, “Big Stir Singles: The Sixth Wave,” will be released on May 15th! We're so grateful that 25% of all proceeds will be going to Sweet Relief's COVID-19 Fund.
“Big Stir Singles: The Sixth Wave” features new and exclusive tracks from Librarians With Hickeys, Popdudes, Dolph Chaney, Jim Basnight, The Walker Brigade, Paula Carino, Glowbox, Tom Curless And The 46%, The Well Wishers, Joe Normal And The Anytown’rs, Trip Wire and The Corner Laughers. Big Stir Records have committed themselves during this time to serving the music community and the wider world through both charity releases and the simple act of continuing to keep the music flowing to their audience, “Big Stir Singles: The Sixth Wave” continues that mission.
On Thursday, May 14th Yep Roc Records will be taking over Gimme Country! The label and its artists Jim Lauderdale and Steep Canyon Rangers are taking over with three shows, starting at Noon PT / 3pm ET. To help musicians impacted by the Covid-19 shutdown, Gimme Country will be rolling out individual tip jars for Jim and the Rangers, while the good folks at Yep Roc are donating their tips to Sweet Relief 🙏 Download the free app or go to gimmecountry.com to tune in!
COVID-19 has completely shut down the live music entertainment business and effectively unemployed all professional live performance musicians including artists and musicians from all genres and ensembles, from orchestras to jazz groups to rock bands, singer-songwriters, and more. Suddenly unemployed musicians are experiencing extreme financial hardship, struggling to put food on the table, pay bills, and be able to care for loved ones and families.
Los Angeles based artist and songwriter, Graham Czach, recruited 33 professional musicians from all around the country, and some from other countries, to record their parts from home with video for a new original song collaboration he wrote and arranged called “Come Home Again”. It's a universal message for all of us around the world. Wherever you are and whatever situation you're in, everyone at some point longs to come home again in a variety of meanings, such as the patient infected that just wants to live and go home again to their loved ones, or the health care worker that has to isolate from their families because they are on the front lines, or the family member wanting to go home to their family living far away or back to their childhood home. We can all relate.
The song was mixed and mastered by GRAMMY winning legendary film score engineer, Geoff Foster of AIR Studios London. It's a universal message for everyone dealing with the pandemic right now and a “tribute to all the victims of COVID-19, their families, friends, and front line workers that are saving lives every day and continuing to make the world run.” The COVID Musicians Relief Fund GoFundMe, created in an effort to help the unemployed music community with the release of the song and music video says, “Thank you to all the nurses, doctors, grocery store workers, postal workers, and more out there risking their lives so we can live ours.”
The funds raised from the COVID Musicians Relief Fund will be distributed to all US based musicians that apply for relief with verification of loss of work and proof of financial hardship. The plan is to provide a $250 payment to each applicant on a first come, first serve basis. “The more we raise, the more musicians we can help. Every little bit goes a long way. We thank you for your contribution, it is much appreciated!”, says organizer/artist Graham Czach. Link to donate/apply below.
It’s hard to imagine the amount of hairspray that must have hung in the air during 1985’s star-studded charity recording of “We are the World” (no doubt, a serious fire hazard’s worth). In the days of Covid-19, we can’t imagine going out for a beer after work, much less picture Cherie Currie, Mike Watt and Josie Cotton huddled around an expensive microphone, one hand over their ear, the other floating soulfully in the air as if to find that perfect note.
These days, our rock ‘n’ roll saviors are recording at ad hoc home-studios, but that doesn’t mean they can’t come together to change the world through the power of song and a strong internet connection. Enter 2020’s fist-pumping quarantine anthem, “Flatten the Curve,” which dropped May 5th in an effort to raise funds for Jubilee Consortium and the Sweet Relief Musicians Fund.
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