Association of Independent Music Immediate Access Crisis Fund

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What does this involve?

This fund is currently paused in order to process applications. It will reopen if funds are still available. Check the AIM website for updates.

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.

Applicants can receive up to 80% of their lost committed income from the project, to a maximum of £1,000. Payments will be made immediately once an application is approved.

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 (including self-releasing artists and manager-led-labels), 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

Grants are distributed on a first-come, first-served basis, but 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.

AIM Rightsholder Members 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. 

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