Due to the recent surge in COVID-19 cases throughout the state, Covered California announced on Wednesday that it would give consumers additional time to sign up for health care coverage during the pandemic by extending the current special-enrollment deadline to the end of August.
“We are all doing our part in this health crisis, by wearing masks and practicing social distancing, and Covered California is committed to helping people access the health care they need,” said Peter V. Lee, executive director of Covered California. “As the battle against the pandemic continues, we want to give people every possible opportunity to get health care coverage, whether it is through Covered California or Medi-Cal.”
See the full announcement HERE. Apply below.
Now many months strong, our partnership with Soundwaves Art has been an incredible source of fundraising and we're beyond grateful for the work they are doing to help Sweet Relief's mission continue. So many amazing #SweetSupporters have teamed up with Soundwaves to create beautiful, limited edition, pieces of art. One of the latest additions is the above piece created from the sound waves of AWOLNATION’s triple-platinum single “Sail.” Each piece will be hand signed and titled by Aaron Bruno and Soundwaves Art creator, Tim Wakefield.
The GRL Virtual Tour is making a stop in Chicago this Tuesday at 7pm PST/9pm CST on IG Live. 🎸 Tune in for some amazing performance, all supporting Sweet Relief!
Soundcloud spotlights sweet relief
We're so grateful to be a part of the amazing "i am OTHER, Volume 1" compilation album! Special THANK YOU to Soundcloud for highlighting Sweet Relief on their blog this week. To read the full article, click below!
#SweetSupporter Andrew Bird will be streaming live on Saturday, July 25th at 5pm PT / 8pm ET with a special guest appearance from Madison Cunningham.
Andrew Bird is an internationally acclaimed musician, songwriter and composer who has released fifteen records to date. Recording and touring extensively, Bird has performed around the world at festivals and renowned institutions including Carnegie Hall, Sydney Opera House and Walt Disney Concert Hall. A TED Talks presenter, a New Yorker Festival guest, and an op-ed contributor for the New York Times, Bird will also debut on the cast of Fargo’s forthcoming installment, airing on FX later this year. Bird's latest album, My Finest Work Yet, was nominated for “Best Folk Album” at the 2020 Grammy Awards.
The stream will be available to watch for 72 hours
Mindfulness is an incredibly liberating practice; one that has exploded as a recent phenomenon in the western world. Interestingly, us moderns are the last people on the planet to uncover the wealth of treasures it has to offer.
Music and mindfulness are indeed complementary practices. Music and sounds make a wonderful object of focus for the mind, with mindful listening proven to boost our overall wellbeing and reduce stress significantly.
Whilst mindfulness is still finding its way into mainstream culture, music is universal and plays a prominent role in everyday life for most people. Humans are surrounded by music. It is undeniable that it affects people’s moods and emotions, as it engages broad neural networks in the brain.
Continue reading this article about music and mindfulness, by Gideon Waxman at drumhelper.com, by clicking below!
This Saturday (7/18) at 8PM ET / 5PM PT! Get your best Deadhead gear on and enjoy a re-streaming of the Dead & Company show from 6/18/19 in Saratoga, NY! They are also generously raising funds for Sweet Relief during the stream, we're so thankful for their continued support!
Tune in and set a reminder below!
#SweetSupporter Mary Lambert will be performing on LiveLessonMasters.com next Saturday, July 15th, in support of Sweet Relief Musicians Fund! Tickets are only $20 and she will also be debuting a new song, you do not want to miss this!
Singer and composer Mary Lambert wants you to know it’s okay to cry. In fact, she’ll probably be crying too. Lambert, who rose to fame in 2012 while juggling multiple food service jobs, is best known for her heart-wrenching work on the marriage equality anthem “Same Love,” from the Grammy-winning Macklemore & Ryan Lewis album, The Heist. Writing and singing the hook to “Same Love” led to two Grammy nominations for “Song of The Year” and “Album of The Year,” and her pop career flourished after signing to Capitol Records. Her confessional tongue-in-cheek single, “Secrets,” shot to No. 1 on the Billboard Dance charts, and was certified RIAA Gold in 2015. She released a few EPs and a full-length album, Heart on My Sleeve, which The New York Times called “refreshing and severely personal.” Read Mary's full bio HERE.
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Clear some space in your Zoom calendar for the July edition of 'Pivoting in a Changing Music Industry!' Join the discussion on how artists can pivot and optimize their careers with Vanja Primorac and JP Kaya. Click the link below to register!
The event is FREE but The FAM is asking those that attend to donate, if you can, to Sweet Relief and our efforts to help musicians and music industry workers in need.
eBay for Charity is a great way to intergrade supporting musicians in need into your everyday life! This program enables sellers to donate a portion of their sales, and buyers to shop while supporting a cause! See all the items supporting Sweet Relief, and learn how you can pick us as your charity of choice, below!
Sweet Relief has been helping musicians and music industry workers for several years. Before the global coronavirus pandemic, our mission was to help those that were struggling with illness, disease, and age-related problems by paying medical bills and other vital living expenses. We believe that music makes our lives, and the events in our lives, special and memorable. Because of this, we want to heal and help those that make music possible.
Due to the pandemic, the music industry as we know it shut down completely. We at Sweet Relief realized early on that there was going to be countless musicians and industry workers that would be out of work for the unforeseeable future. Knowing this, we created the COVID-19 Fund to help those that would lose money due to massive cancelations of concerts, festivals, and tours.
Although a large portion of the music industry is still shut down, there are a few ways for musicians to make money during this troubling time. Aron Peak at MUSICNGEAR put together a long list of ways independent musicians can still keep music alive, and receive a paycheck. Click below to read the article!
Soundcloud presents: i am other
#SweetSupporters SoundCloud presents “I AM OTHER, Vol. 1”
This began as a search for unsigned original music creators. Now, 10 original tracks have been hand-selected by Pharrell Williams to make this compilation album!
Read on about the artists selected for “I AM OTHER, Vol. 1” and listen to the album below! We're so grateful to be one of the benefiting charities of this amazing project.
The National Independent Venue Association’s (NIVA) mission is to preserve and nurture the ecosystem of independent live music venues and promoters throughout the United States. Without inclusion in the next stimulus bill, 90% of NIVA's independent venues, festivals & promoters say they will be forced to close their doors forever. Congress will be voting THIS MONTH, so help is needed NOW. Go to www.SaveOurStages.com to send a letter to Congress. The letter is pre-written, just enter your contact info and submit!
July 08th, 2020
Special THANK YOU to Sore Eyes Design Studio for designating the proceeds from the sales of this awesome tank to Sweet Relief 🙏 ❤️ 🎶
"I have a lot of friends in the industry affected by the impact of Covid-19 due to the shutdown of basically the entire industry. Venues and live entertainment will most certainly be among the last to reopen... if they have the means to do so. Think about the impact live music has made on not only your life, but the enrichment of the overall community. Hope to see ya at a show soon." - Jessica, Sore Eyes Design Studio
#SweetSupporter Diamante is putting on her first-ever live stream festival, and we're so stoked to be a part of it! DIAMANTE’S ROCK FIESTA is happening on July 25th @ 5p PST🎶 A portion of the proceeds will support Sweet Relief 💙
For tickets, limited-edition merch & VIP packages please click the button below!
🚨 ANNOUNCING GRITTY ROCKS LIVE VIRTUAL TOUR! 🚨
Every Tuesday night this summer, get Gritty with the baddest babes in music from across the country! The show will feature a live fundraiser for the benefitting organizations, including Sweet Relief, plus fun giveaways and antics, hosted by Shira Girl💥 We are grateful to partner with Gritty in Pink to support women in music... FOLLOW Gritty In Pink on Instagram to be notified when they go live!
#SweetSupporters Louis The Child has teamed up with Mad Tasty to bring some relief to the musicians and industry workers that need it during this difficult time. 100% of the proceeds from the sales of this LIMITED EDITION 6-pack will go directly to Sweet Relief🙏
Get yours below!!
thank you to the ladybug festival
That's a wrap! We're so thankful to those that made The Ladybug Festival possible, to all the performers, and those that attended and donated! Missed it!? No problem! The festival will be up for 12 HOURS ONLY don’t miss your chance to see this!