Uniting in support of the New Zealand music scene
If you work in the NZ Arts Industry and need some personal wellbeing support, you are now able to use the MusicHelps Wellbeing Service. You get FREE counselling sessions with trained counsellors available 24/7.
You can contact them either on line here or via phone tollfree 0508MUSICHELPS.
Composer, songwriter or performer, manager or roadie, production or backroom person, actor, comedian, dancer or someone who works front or back of house in the arts: this FREE Wellbeing Service is available to you. ps Lorde and Neil Finn are the patrons - so its legit!
MusicHelpsLive aims to support New Zealand’s music industry, which has been left devastated by COVID-19.
In the past month we’ve seen live music cancelled en masse throughout the country. New Zealand musicians and those who work behind the scenes are facing an uncertain future.
For eight years MusicHelps has been the music industry’s charity and among our core activities has been providing emergency financial support and professional counselling to kiwi music people when crisis strikes. Now we have started MusicHelpsLive to specifically support people and organisations facing hardship due to COVID-19.
MusicHelpsLive aims to raise $2 million dollars to see kiwi music people through the coming winter. All funds raised will be distributed to those music workers whose livelihoods have been shattered as a result of the COVID-19 crisis.
MusicHelps board chair and MusicHelpsLive spokesperson Campbell Smith says: “New Zealand’s musicians and the teams behind them are always there for us in times of trouble and tragedy, like the Band Together concert after the Christchurch earthquakes and You Are Us/Aroha Nui concerts following the Christchurch terror attacks. Now they are the ones that need our help.
“COVID-19 is having a devastating effect on the live music industry and the livelihoods of thousands of kiwi music people and businesses. Shows are cancelled, venues are threatened; production suppliers, roadies and crew are without work. With almost no notice, these hard-working, ordinary New Zealanders and their dependents are facing levels of distress and hardship never seen before.”
We’re calling on New Zealanders to visit www.musichelpslive.co.nz to make a donation or find other ways to support the live music industry."
The following organisations have already pledged to support MusicHelpsLive:
Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA)
Bay Dreams Festival
Big Pop Studios
CRS Management/CRS Presents
Entertainment Accounting Services
Flying Nun Foundation
Frontier Touring New Zealand
Independent Music New Zealand
Kobalt Music Publishing
Lorraine Barry Management
New Zealand Music Awards
New Zealand Music Commission
New Zealand Music Managers Forum
New Zealand Musician
New Zealand Promoters Association
Nik Nak Media
NZ on Air
Page 1 Management
Radio New Zealand
Recorded Music New Zealand (RMNZ)
Rhythm and Alps Festival
Rhythm and Vines Festival
Rockshop New Zealand
Sony/ATV Music Publishing
Sum Square & Co
The Production Company
Universal Music Publishing
Venue Merchandising Services