Association of Independent Music Immediate Access Crisis Fund

Support provided by Association of Independent Music

What does this involve?

The AIM Immediate Access Crisis Fund provides hardship payments of up to £1,000 to freelancers and contractors in the independent music industry whose income has been severely affected due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis.

The fund supports contractors who were due to work with new and developing artists currently signed to AIM member labels, but have lost committed income in April and May because of cancelled projects and do not qualify for other music industry hardship funds on offer.

Am I eligible?

Yes, if you are:

  • a self-employed contractor or sole employee of your own loan-out company
  • not currently benefiting from any other COVID-19 related support schemes for the music industry
  • nominated by your employing artist’s AIM member label, with supporting information submitted by the label

What does this cost?

This is a free service.

Who is this for?

This fund is specifically for contractors and freelance workers in the independent music industry who have lost income due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Important information

Priority will be given to those applying that are UK and Ireland nationals or residents and those experiencing serious financial hardship, without other means of support.

Next steps

Contractors or freelancers should approach the artists/managers/labels with whom they were due to work. If they are AIM members, they can apply on the worker's behalf.

The AIM Rightsholder member should log in to the AIM website, where they can apply for themselves and/or on behalf of contractors or freelancers.

Visit the AIM website for more information. 

Support provided by Association of Independent Music

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