Planet Rock just premiered our friends and #SweetSupporters latest music video! 'Tired of Drinking Alone' is Robert Jon & The Wrecks second single from their new album 'Last Light On The Highway’, which will be released on May 8th. Filmed during lockdown, we've drafted in various guests including Bad Touch vocalist Stevie Westwood, Ajay Popoff of the band Lit, Joe Bonamassa's backing singer Juanita Tippins, and model Nikki Leigh.
They are also using this video fundraise for Sweet Relief's COVID-19 Fund. We're so grateful for their continued support of our mission!
Robert Jon & The Wreck keyboardist Steve Maggiora, who also directed the video, says: “I was getting a little emotional watching it all back just seeing how many people took time out of their day to help us out. It means a lot to me personally.”
Watch the ‘Tired of Drinking Alone’ video below!
COVID-19 has deeply impacted the livelihoods of countless musicians all over the world, causing them to cancel performances and lose other sources of income. To help offset this hardship, Polyverse Music has created a platform for supporting and raising financial aid for performing artists.
Polyverse Music is excited to announce the launch of Polyverse.TV, a livestream-powered fundraising initiative to support independent artists impacted by COVID-19. Each week, the platform will showcase live performances from talented musicians around the world. The performances will be broadcast on http://polyverse.tv as well as on YouTube and Facebook Live.
Polyverse Music has partnered with Sweet Relief Musicians Fund to coordinate the collection and distribution of raised funds. 50% of all donations will go directly to featured Polyverse.TV performers, and the other 50% will go toward Sweet Relief’s COVID-19 Fund to provide financial support to other fellow musicians. Polyverse Music will not retain any of the funds raised as part of this initiative.
The first performance on Polyverse.TV will begin on April 29th at 18:00 PST. Donations can be made by visiting http://polyverse.tv/donate.
To accompany the launch of Polyverse.TV, all Polyverse products will be discounted by 25% from April 29th 2019 until May 10th 2019.
Seth Glier's latest single, 'Til Further Notice,' is out now and 50% of the proceeds will benefit Sweet Relief's COVID-19 Fund! We're so grateful for his generosity.
"We’ve heard the words “Til Further Notice” a lot in the past few weeks. They’ve become a signal of prolonged uncertainty and a mantra as we shift to a new rhythm in our daily lives. Growing up in Western Massachusetts I’ve lived with the words of Emily Dickinson for much of my life. “Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul.” Hearing about Prine awakened that little bird and the following day I wrote this song with my friend Steve Seskin over FaceTime. Never have I felt a time where we are all collectively so emotionally exposed to this feeling of uncertainty. I believe that uncertainty is the place where hope lives and crawls out of from time to time" -Seth Glier
Read more, and get 'Til Further Notice' HERE.
The Break the Business Podcast will host an all-day LIVE digital telethon to raise money for Sweet Relief's COVID-19 Fund.
WATCH: Access the live-stream from Break the Business' Facebook page.
Starting at 12pm (EST) on Break the Business' Facebook page, the live-stream event will feature musical performances, interviews with industry professionals, videos, and more. Break the Business host, Ryan Kairalla, will serve as MC for the event.
There will be a "donate" button available throughout the show, and we are so excited to raise money for such a great cause!
Enjoy the show!
Midwestern Folk Rock/Americana outfit, The Way Down Wanderers, have released their new single, Quarantine Daydream. While the song reflects on the troubles that much of the world is facing throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, it is buoyant and hopeful. Rolling Stone Country named the band 1 of 10 Americana acts to watch in 2019.
The song is available on www.thewaydownwanderers.com/store for free with purchase of the dreamy artwork. 50% of the funds will be donated to the Sweet Relief COVID-19 Fund! Take a break from the feelings of confinement and dive into your quarantine daydream.
The band is also holding a contest for creatives that get inspired by the song! For details, head to https://thewaydownwanderers.com/contest
With cancellations of large scale entertainment events due to COVID-19, digital music festival Room Service is bringing back the festival experience to quarantined music lovers around the globe on April 24-26.
Presented by Trap Nation & Chill Nation with performances by Yungblud, Channel Tres, Pink Sweat$, Chromeo, Zeds Dead, Borgore, Gallant, Griz, Mt. Joy, Trevor Daniel, RAC, Jeremy Zucker, Shallou & more, proceeds from the event will go directly to charitable partners benefiting those affected by COVID-19, including Sweet Relief and Feeding America.
The next installment of Dinner And A Movie features Phish’s July 9, 2019 show at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, CT. The full show (not previously webcast!) will play for free this Tuesday at 8:30PM ET at webcast.livephish.com or Phish’s Facebook page.
This week, Trey shares his family’s Eggplant Parmigiana recipe. As a reminder, please don’t feel the need to take a special trip to buy groceries to make this, and be smart regarding social distancing and staying at home. Feel free to post photos of your version of this dish, or share whatever you’re making. Use hashtag #phishdinnerandamovie.
Limited edition Soundwaves artwork created from the sound waves of Melissa Etheridge’s 1993 classic “Come To My Window.” Every print will be hand signed by Melissa and Soundwaves Art creator, Tim Wakefield. Artwork is 24″ x 24″ on fine art canvas and ships unframed in a protective tube. All the profits will go to support Sweet Relief’s Covid-19 Fund, which provides funding to musicians and music industry workers for medical expenses, lodging, clothing, food and other vital living expenses to those impacted due to sickness or loss of work.
Tune in to see Rotimi, live on the Jack Daniel's Facebook page in a benefit for Sweet Relief's Covid-19 Fund this Friday, April 17th at 7pm EST!
Join us for some great live music and a worthwhile cause benefiting the music industry that we'll listen to, sing along with, and toast to with some of Mr. Jack’s finest Tennessee Whiskey.
RoadNation, the pioneering platform that enables artists and fans to build tours together, and A2IM (American Association of Independent Music) today announced a new program for independent artists to earn money from livestream performances. The program will kick off with a livestream concert April 17th featuring performances by AZRA, Rayvon Owen, RuthAnne Cunningham, Stefan Poole and Speelburg. The Association of Independent Music Publishers (AIMP), Women In Music (WIM), The Music Business Association and the Music Managers Forum-US (MMF-US) are promotional partners of the series, with the first show this Friday set to be featured on the Twitch homepage.
The WorldScout Music Expo platform is committed to providing opportunities for emerging indie artists to elevate their industry knowledge and connect with major record labels, producers, agents, managers and playlist curators through both live and digital events. This contest is designed for artists including rappers, singers, producers, and beat-makers ages 13+ with music leaning towards Hip-Hop, R&B, and Trap music. Partial proceeds from #KeepMakingMusic will be donated to the Sweet Relief COVID-19 fund created to provide emergency financial support for artists and gig-workers whose income was greatly affected by the cancellation of live music events due to the coronavirus crisis.
Good news for our fellow musicians and gig workers! The CARES Act Stimulus Package has been signed into law, as of March 27th. The Recording Academy has created a special webinar containing information on the bill's impact on the music community, LISTEN HERE.
"Self-employed workers and independent contractors (along with sole proprietors, part-time workers, and those with limited work histories) who are out of work due to the pandemic* are eligible for state unemployment benefits. This is the first time in history that those workers -- which make up a large chunk of the music industry -- have been eligible for these benefits." - Tatiana Cirisano, Billboard journalist.
For more information, read the full Billboard article HERE.
We're SO grateful for our new #SweetSupporter Diamante! She will be donating 50% of merch sales from the "Serves You Right" design to Sweet Relief to support all musicians and music industry workers who have been impacted by COVID-19. Keep an eye out for her new single "Serves You Right," on April 17th. Pre-save the new single HERE!
Purchase your Diamante merch HERE
Stay home, give back. This Saturday, 4/11 at 2:00PM PT / 5:00PM ET. Noisey Night In is a livestream event dedicated to raising money for the global music community who have been impacted by COVID-19: featuring live performances from some of our favorite acts. All proceeds benefit Sweet Relief Musicians Fund. #StayHome #WithMe
We wanted to send a special THANK YOU to Truly Hard Seltzer for their generous donation to our COVID-19 Fund @ Sweet Relief. With their donation, we can continue our efforts in helping those that have applied for assistance during this rough time. We're beyond grateful for their support!
To learn more about our COVID-19 Fund, and how you can apply or help, please CLICK HERE.
In a time of isolation and uncertainty, music can be both universal and unifying. We are excited to announce Human To Human, a Facebook Live Benefit Event taking place on Saturday, April 11th from noon to midnight ET.
Using Facebook’s Live Donate feature asking for donations (only if you have the ability to during this time) benefitting Plus1's COVID-19 Relief Fund working in conjunction with Sweet Relief Musicians Fund and MusiCares.
Viewers can also contribute by texting PLUS1H2H to 50155 to donate.
Jack Daniel's presents Chase Rice Live on Facebook & Instagram Friday, April 3rd, at 6PM CST - 7PM CST benefiting Sweet Relief COVID-19 Fund🙏 Please tune in and help keep the music community alive and thriving, giving it as much as it gives us ❤️
DIGITAL MIRAGE brings together the electronic music world for a weekend online, featuring sets some of the most talented artists around. 100% of proceeds will be going to the Sweet Relief foundation to help support musicians and music creatives who are suffering financial instability during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Presented by Proximity + Brownies & Lemonade.
RSVP → https://arep.co/p/digitalmirage
DONATE → link.dice.fm/digitalmirage