We've gathered some useful resources for those affected by the coronavirus pandemic and the people who want to help them.
Help the electronic music community (and others) during the current coronavirus pandemic, AKA COVID-19.
Various online resources and livestream events have sprung up in the wake of cancellations currently decimating the live music sector. (RA has responded to this wave by creating a new event geo-tag called "Streamland," which will serve as a hub for online event listings.) We've compiled them here.
• RA has put together a guide to setting up a livestream.
• Cherie Hu has compiled a virtual music events directory that lists existing events, explains how to hold your own virtual events and also links to emergency funds for artists affected by COVID-19's impact on the music industry.
• Martyn has set up an online mentoring programme for budding artists. For $40 per month, take part in monthly group sessions based around a tailor-made curriculum, plus other perks. More info here.
• Austrian festival Elevate has archived all of its discourse content from this year's edition. Catch up on discussions about climate change and human consciousness, plus talks with world-renowned thinkers, activists and artists.
• Dutch initiatives RE:VIVE and SAE Institute are hosting another virtual workshop, this time with Lakker's Arad, who will go over the basics of sound design, such as turning field recordings into drum samples and other patterns. It'll take place on Saturday, April 4th, at 12 PM CEST. RVSP here. The first workshop, also on sound design, was held on Saturday, March 28th.
Watch and listen
• Bandsintown's Twitch stream, which was inaugurated by Black Coffee, is hosting the net.werk Festival this Thursday, April 16th, with UNiiQU3, Krewella, Dani Deahl and more. All donations go to the MusiCares COVID-19 Relief Fund.