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Below are some resources for GMS members and friends during the COVID-19 pandemic. We will also continue to share on our Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook pages. Please connect and share with us there. We will get through this together.

You can find the GMS COVID Health & Safety Guidelines on our COVID GUIDELINES page.


Adam Schiff: Here’s How Congress Can Help Struggling Entertainment Workers

Freelancers must be included in COVID-19 aid

National Employment Law Project: Unemployment Insurance Provisions in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act

From The Recording Academy:
Urge Congress To Include Creators In Any COVID-19 Relief Package
We're working with Congress to provide help for the creative community. More than 2,000 Academy members have already joined the movement. Tell Washington to include creators in any relief or stimulus package.


What small businesses need to know about L.A.'s new emergency microloans

From Boom To Bust: How Costume Designers Are Coping With “Compounded Scariness” Of Coronavirus Shutdowns

RESOURCES:, a resource brought to you by our partners in the U.S. Music Community to help music professionals access information and applications to receive benefits made available by the CARES Act (Phase III of the Coronavirus Stimulus bill signed into law March 27, 2020). Where to apply for unemployment state by state

Links to each state’s unemployment office website(s)


National Employment Law Project fact sheet on who qualifies for CARES Act aid

Helpful graphic provided by the AFL-CIO’s Department for Professional Employees on navigating COVID-19 UI

ASCAP "Music Unites Us" - Corona Virus Resources For Music Creators

MusiCares COVID-19 Relief Fund

Television Academy Helpful Resources and Tips

Industry Resources:

Educational Resources for Children:

  • The SAG-AFTRA Foundation's children's literacy program, "Storyline Online"streams videos of actors reading to children.

  • In addition, Amy Adams and Jennifer Garner created #SAVEWITHSTORIES. You can watch your favorite celebrity reading children's books on Instagram and Facebook.

  • Save The Children has helpful hints and suggestions on talking to children about the coronavirus, plus activities, learning opportunities and more resources.

  • The Fred Rogers Center also offers tips on explaining this challenging time to children.

  • Khan Academy can help with remote learning during school closures.

  • Los Angeles County Library is offering temporary digital cards to use for all online resources, including watching television and movies.

Latest News:

Recording Academy: How Can You Help The Music Community During COVID-19?
Host An Online Fundraiser
Post a performance on social, and mention our @MusiCares efforts with a link to our Relief Fund. You can learn how to add Relief Fund donations across your social platforms below.

Donate To MusiCares 
We've contributed an initial donation of $2 million to the fund. But the community needs much more. For those who are able, consider a donation to MusiCares to assist our peers in need.

Share Local Resources Helping The Community In Your Region 
Below, you'll find resources available to those in the music community who live within the states that make up each respective region. Please visit regularly for updates.



The above is merely a sampling of current public resources. This information is not endorsed or sponsored by the Guild of Music Supervisors but provided solely as a resource for our members.

You can find the GMS COVID Health & Safety Guidelines on our COVID GUIDELINES page.

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