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MusiCares, the non-profit established by the Recording Academy to support the health and well being of the music community, has been inundated with requests since the start of COVID-19. The 30-year-old organization has seen more than 20,000 applications for funds from musicians and those working in the music industry — and the organization has doled out $19 million in response.
Sound & Vision host Emily Fox spoke with MusiCares executive director Laura Segura about their relief effort and how COVID-19 is exacerbating existing mental health and addiction issues in the music industry.
Sound & Vision host Emily Fox spoke with Neil Juneja and Joe Cole of Covert Bat about drive-in concerts, which were recently banned in Washington State due to COVID-19.
Sound & Vision host Emily Fox spoke with Nate Omdal of Fair Trade Music about the organizations goals and how the COVID-19 pandemic is showing the need for more transparency in the music industry.
Sound & Vision host Emily Fox spoke with King County Executive Dow Constantine about the county’s choice to include private venues in a $60 million relief package.