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COVID-19 Support for Kiwi Music People

  • The Covid-19 crisis continues for music workers     8 April 2021
    Posted by: MusicHelps

    With international touring still on hiatus and local music still reeling from the lockdowns of last year and this, we have taken the decision to extend our campaign to raise funds for those whose livelihoods have been shattered in the music community.

    Demand for the counselling services MusicHelps provides to music workers is significantly up on the same period in previous years, and the demand for our financial and wellbeing services continues.

    With fundraising activity such as our involvement in the Outerfields festival now postponed until December of this year, the end is not yet completely in sight.

    Please support our campaign if you can to help us provide vital assistance to the people that make the music experiences we all treasure possible. All of your donation will be applied to the relief services that MusicHelps provides.

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  • Supporting our Covid-19 relief efforts into 2021     21 December 2020
    Posted by: MusicHelps
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    As 2020 draws to a close, we reflect on what has been an extraordinary year in so many ways for our kiwi music workers.

    While there is much to celebrate with our Covid-19 status and our ability to gather and enjoy kiwi artists in local venues and at summer festivals, at MusicHelps demand for our counselling and emergency support services continues at far higher levels than in previous years.

    The continued absence of international tours, on which many kiwi music workers rely, is still having a massive knock-on effect on the livelihoods of many people over the holidays. Local activity is still not sufficient to bring us back to pre-Covid levels.

    We are very excited about the efforts of our supporters to help us make a difference to this vital part of our community. We are very humbled to hear of fundraising efforts that people are planning well into March of the New Year.

    That is why have decided to reopen and extend our emergency Covid-19 relief page and redouble our efforts to make a real difference to the wellbeing of kiwi music workers whose lives have been turned upside down by the pandemic.

    We can't do this vital work without the support of you in the community. We thank you for all of your support this year and look forward to bringing you more news of our work with kiwi music people in 2021.

    Naku te rourou nau te rourou ka ora ai te iwi.

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  • Extension of closing date for our emergency Covid-19 Appeal     17 September 2020
    Posted by: MusicHelps

    With the reemergence of the Covid-19 virus and subsequent raising of alert levels in Aotearoa, the effects of the pandemic on kiwi music workers are continuing to be catastrophic and ongoing.

    Newly postponed shows are not all going to be rescheduled, venues are still threatened; production suppliers, roadies and crew are now facing the loss of work they thought they might have as a result of NZ retiurning to level 1.

    These hard-working, ordinary New Zealanders and their dependents are still facing levels of distress and hardship never seen before.

    For this reason, we are extending our emergency Covid-19 appeal through into December and will continue to use all the funds we raise from this page to provide vital assistance to kiwi music workers.

    We thank you for your support. Buy local, support your favourite artists and venues and together, we will make it through this!

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  • Crisis relief tops $500k, funds raised now at $760k!     22 July 2020
    Posted by: MusicHelps
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    Thank you so much for your support for our MusicHelpsLive campaign and our Give A Little emergency appeal for kiwi music workers whose livelihoods have been shattered by Covid-19.

    Although NZ has moved to Level 1, the damage wrought by the total suspension of live music for an extended period is still very real and present.

    We're incredibly proud to announce that our fundraising efforts have now topped the $760,000 mark, which has allowed us to deploy $520,000 in crisis relief funds to those in the NZ music community experiencing distress and hardship as a result of the pandemic.

    We can't stop there. We want to raise $2,000,000 to make a real and positive difference to the kiwi music community and to keep the music alive.

    Thank you so much for your help, and if you see or hear some kiwi music music that makes you smile or tap your feet, you can text "MUSIC" to 2448 to make a $3 donation to our appeal! You can also let other music lovers know about our Give A Little appeal to keep the music alive.

    Thank you and kia kaha Aotearoa New Zealand!

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  • Our Covid-19 Emergency Appeal breaks $500,000!     16 June 2020
    Posted by: MusicHelps
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    We're incredibly proud to announce that or Covid-19 MusicHelpsLive Emergency Appeal has broken through the $500,000 mark!

    We are so grateful to the 4933 generous kiwis that have made this possible. Thank you!

    Although NZ has moved to Level 1, the damage wrought by the total suspension of live music for an extended period is still very real and present. We want to raise $2 million dollars through the MusicHelpsLive appeal to see affected kiwi music people through the winter. All funds raised will be distributed to those music workers whose livelihoods have been shattered by the virus.

    This week we have launched a campaign with the generous assistance of Sky TV and MediaWorks featuring some of NZ's top artists asking New Zealand fans to donate $3 to our appeal by texting MUSIC to 2448.

    Take a look and see if you can recognise the venues!

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  • MusicHelps COVID-19 Emergency Appeal breaks $495,000 mark     18 May 2020
    Posted by: MusicHelps
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    Kiwi music fans nationwide: take a bow! Our campaign to help kiwi music people whose livelihoods have been shattered by COVID-19, MusicHelpsLive, has now raised $496,551.35 from 4417 generous kiwi music fans.

    We've now distributed $200,000 in vital emergency support to kiwi music workers experiencing extreme hardship.

    Not only that, but in partnership with the amazing Save Our Venues team, we've provided $60,000 to help ensure that there are places to see and enjoy music when we are allowed to gather together again.

    We can't stop there. We want to raise $2,000,000 to make a real and positive difference to the kiwi music community and to keep the music alive.

    This Wednesday from NZT 7pm you can see P-Money, The Beths and Jon Toogood performing on Vodafone's Facebook page as part of the Vodafone Lounge Jam series. If you like what you see and hear, text "MUSIC" to 2448 to donate $3 to the MusicHelpsLive campaign to show your appreciation!

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  • Our COVID-19 emergency appeal raises over $330,00!     21 April 2020
    Posted by: MusicHelps
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    You're amazing, kiwi music lovers of Aotearoa! Our appeal has now raised $339,940 from 3024 generous donors and we're pushing on!

    Just yesterday your efforts have allowed MusicHelps to distribute $100,000 in emergency assistance to kiwi music workers that have had their livelihoods shattered through the effect of the virus.

    We can't stop there. We want to raise $2,000,000 to make a real and positive difference to the kiwi music community and to keep the music alive.

    At 3pm today, Brooke Fraser will be playing songs from her catalogue that she hasn't played for some years, all in aid of our MusicHelpsLive appeal. Check it out on her Instagram at 3pm NZT and if you like what you hear, text "MUSIC" to 2448 to donate $3 to show your appreciation!

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  • COVID-19 emergency appeal for Kiwi Music People raises $280,000!     14 April 2020
    Posted by: MusicHelps
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    Thanks to the phenomenal generosity of kiwi music lovers and from wonderful overseas supporters too, our MusicHelps COVID-19 Emergency Appeal has raised $282,630 from 1541 amazing donors. Watch the fader and our levels rise!

    Over 1200 of you have texted "MUSIC" to 2448 while watching your favourite artists live streaming on social media. Over 150 of you have donated through our dedicated COVID-19 Give A Litle page and donations via bank transfer to MusicHelps are now over $110,000.

    We can't thank you enough for your generosity, but the work can't stop now. The livelihoods of kiwi music people nationwide have been shattered in an instant by the COVID-19 crisis. Thank you for your support; every donation makes a difference. Together we can keep the music alive!

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  • COVID-19 emergency appeal for Kiwi Music People breaks $210,000     8 April 2020
    Posted by: MusicHelps
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    Thank you so much for responding to our call!

    Donations to our COVID-19 emergency appeal can be made via this Give A Little page, Text "MUSIC" to 2448, internet transfer and by PayPal.

    We can now tell you that we’ve raised $210,310 so far from 238 generous donors! Every donation turns up the levels!

    Alreeady donated? Please share this campaign on your socials with your friends, whanau and colleagues. Together we can make a real difference to kiwi music workers whose livelihoods have been shattered by the COVID-19 crisis.

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  • COVID-19 emergency appeal for Kiwi Music People reaches $200,000     3 April 2020
    Posted by: MusicHelps
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    Donations to our COVID-19 emergency appeal can be made via this Give A Little page, Text "MUSIC" to 2448, internet transfer and by PayPal.

    We're really pleased to report that thanks to your generosity, we’ve raised $205,782 so far from 141 generous donors! Every donation turns up the levels!

    Alreeady donated? Please share this campaign on your socials with your friends, whanau and colleagues. Together we can make a real difference to kiwi music workers whose livelihoods have been shattered by the COVID-19 crisis.

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  • COVID-19 emergency appeal for Kiwi Music People     21 March 2020
    Posted by: MusicHelps
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    It is clear that COVID-19 has the potential to be completely devastating for music in Aotearoa.

    We are mounting an unprecedented response to keep the music alive.

    Join us to provide essential emergency support to kiwi music people experiencing illness, distress and hardship now.

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