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COVID-19 Support for Kiwi Music People

Cause page created in the Creative category by MusicHelps

$76,310 of $2,000,000 goal

Given by 1000 generous donors in around 4 months


Donate to MusicHelps to help the charity provide vital support to kiwi music people affected by the COVID-19 crisis.

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The Coronavirus COVID-19 is having a devastating effect on the music industry and kiwi music people.

Tours have been cancelled, international showcases years in the planning called off, with virtually no notice.

Venues have already closed with no sign of bookings for the future.

Music events have been indefinitely postponed and abandoned entirely.

At the heart of this are kiwi music people who rely on this activity completely for their livelihood. They and their dependents are facing levels of distress and hardship never seen before.

We urgently need your support to provide hope, advice and practical support to the music people most affected by the COVID-19 crisis.

We need funds for counselling practitioners to help those affected to navigate the extreme emotional and psychological impact of this crisis.

We need funds to be able to provide emergency financial assistance to music people experiencing extreme hardship.

We need resources we to provide targeted emergency support for the environment and infrastructure that makes music possible in our country.

Will you help us keep the music alive?

About us

MusicHelps develops and supports projects that use the power of music to help & heal New Zealanders in need. MusicHelps also provides vital support and hardship assistance to kiwi music people and their families in times of crisis.

Use of funds

Funds raised will be used to provide emergency financial assistance packages and professional counselling to kiwi music people.

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Latest update

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Our Covid-19 Emergency Appeal breaks $500,000!  16 June 2020

Posted by: MusicHelps

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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    thanks for the memories and the messages in your lyrics and tunes, You have been part of my life for so long and have given me so much,...time for me to help You now, Cheers :)


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