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Posted By : Laura Holness
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Posted Date : April 21st, 2020
Whilst times are certainly tough right now, we know that there's still plenty of positive news out there. Every day we're seeing amazing examples of the industry we love pulling together and proving that there's a strong community of artists, labels and professionals all looking out for each other - that's why we're going to be updating this article regularly to include as much of the good stuff that we can find. If you have any tips, we'd love to hear from you on our socials!

Week 1
Ableton Live is free for 90 days (via DJ Mag)

Apple's Logic Pro X is free for 90 days (via DJ Mag)

Soundtoys' Effect Rack plug-in is free until June 30

Berlin has distributed 500 million euros to artists and creative freelancers through its emergency grant programme (via Artnet.com)

Live Nation has launched a new relief fund for people who work in live music production and need financial support in this time of uncertainty (via Complete Music Update)

Help Musicians UK is supporting independent musicians who have been affected by the pandemic, offering funds of £500 for those who need significant financial support or help. Details of how to apply for this are included in the link (via DJ Mag)

Week 2
We're supporting #United alongside Beatport - Giorgia Angiuli's fantastic mission to UNITE the music industry around the world through this creative A/V project, which will be transformed into a track to support World Health Organization (WHO) with their research for COVID19 (via Beatportal)

SoundCloud Direct Support Links (via SoundCloud)

Steinberg - Package of Cubase Elements, Dorico Elements, WaveLab Elements and Absolute Collection available to their customers worldwide, free of charge for 60 days (valid from April 2 until May 15, 2020)

Best SoundCloud practices deck to help artists, managers and label teams at this testing time.

PRS for Music - Emergency Relief Fund

Week 3
Instagram has plans to help artists monetise livestreams (via Music Ally)

Beatport's ReConnect livestream returns with a new 36-Hour Event - All donations collected during the event will go to the association for Electronic Music's COVID-19 Hardship Fund, Bridges For Music, and Direct Relief non-profit organizations (via Beatportal)

Everything you need to know about the Save Our Scene campaign (via Resident Advisor)

April Update, New Features, Search & More Good News (via Traxsource)

London's O2 Arena becomes training facility for NHS Nightingale staff during Coronavirus Pandemic (via DJ Mag)

Week 4
Spotify 'Artist Fundraising Pick' tool is going live today (via Music Ally)

Spotify now enables fans to pay artists money direct, via Cash App and PayPal.me partnerships (via MBW)

Bandcamp is waiving its fees again on 1st May (via Mixmag)

SoundCloud and Pharrell Williams to release music compilation (via Music Week)

Enter The Beatport Producer Challenge, Win $100,000 in Prizes (via Beatportal)

Week 5
Announcing dance music's first Virtual Music Conference - and you're invited (via Label Worx)

Liverpool clubbing brands Circus, Chibuku and The Merchant are 3D printing PPE masks for the NHS and fundraising here (via just giving)

Facebook will soon let page owners charge for livestreams (via Music Ally)

Music venue trust launches #SaveOurVenues campaign in support of over 500 grassroots UK music venues (via MBW)

TikTok launches 'Donation Stickers' that allows creators to raise funds for charity through their videos (via MBW)

Week 6
DJ S.K.T - #GoMonthly Q&A (via Label Worx)

Bandcamp sold over $7.1 million in direct-to-artists sale (via Resident Advisor)

#SaveOurVenues fundraiser for grassroots UK music venues passes £1M (via MBW)

How to stream DJ sets to Instagram from your computer (via DJ Mag)

How DJs can stay happy and productive during a pandemic: lessons from China (via DJ TechTools)

Week 7
A new campaign is calling for artists to be paid more from streaming during lockdown (via Mixmag)

More people are listening to new music during the Coronavirus pandemic, study finds (via DJMag)

Report: music can play key role in cities' Covid - 19 recovery (via Music Ally)

Spotify's newest feature lets multiple people control a listening session (via The Verge)

Week 8
First wave of guests revealed for Virtual Music Conference (via Label Worx)

The Music Mission Campaign Aims to Shut Down 200 Music Piracy Sites (via Torrent Freak)

Embracing Lockdown: How DJs + producers are protecting their mental well-being (via Resident Advisor)

NYC nightlife united launches emergency fund (via Mixmag)

 

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