Don't forget: there are folks out there who'd normally be rocking our world, but can't right now. M…
Don't forget: there are folks out there who'd normally be rocking our world, but can't right now. Maybe take some music lessons? @DarrenPRedick
With the coronavirus pandemic shutting down live music indefinitely, many musicians are facing a bleak financial future without one of their main sources of income.
As Planet Rock’s very own Alice Cooper astutely noted last week, big name artists are “lucky enough to have the resources to survive” the COVID-19 pandemic, however it’s those artists without those crucial reserves that will struggle the most.
According to a Musicians’ Union survey published on Monday 23rd March, UK musicians have already lost an estimated £13.9m in earnings because of the coronavirus, and that figure will continue to grow and grow. The organisation received 4,100 responses from its members, a massive 90% of whom said they had already lost money due to coronavirus.
Many of us are also going through hard times, so we appreciate that it's not just musicians struggling right now.
However, if you want to (and can) there a number of ways you can continue to support your favourite rock acts and ensure they keep their head above water in the difficult weeks and months ahead. And not all of them involve spending money too.