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.