Globally, TPA is proud to announce a new partnership with REVERB, who creates custom sustainable and greening touring programs, including consulting and staffing. They're proud to partner with TPA to help tackle the tough environmental and social issues of the touring communities.
Alongside REVERB, several other important organizations offer ways that the music industry can work toward a greener future to combat climate change and its consequences. TPA encourages you to visit SiPA and AGF (A Greener Festival) for information on how to reduce the carbon footprint for our children and grandchildren.
Live Nation's Crew Nation announces that it has raised $18 million to assist approximately 15,00 crew members in 40 countries. A second round of emergency grants, to assist with critical costs like medical expenses and housing, is expected to help applicants that demonstrated the most need.
Joan Hyman Yoga continues provide free virtual yoga classes on a weekly basis, and the Back Lounge is an online peer support group discussing different topics that meets via Zoom each Wednesday.
In the U.S., Behind the Scenes (BTS) unveils its grants and financial support measures to technology professionals in the entertainment industry. They offer three grants: The Basic Needs Grant, for professionals and their family members who are seriously ill or injured and require assistance with basic living and medical expenses; the Counseling Grant for those who would benefit from ongoing counseling, in-patient or out-patient programs; and the Funeral Assistance Grant for those family members who need assistance with funeral costs of an entertainment technology professional.
In the U.K., the government announces that the fourth Self-Employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS) grant will be awarded for those self-employed individuals needing assistance. The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme was extended through the end of September 2021, and further guidance on the Restart grants and a new ARG grant are published.
In the E.U., the French Centre National de la Musique has organized a list of COVID-19 related resources. InitiativeMusik from the German government furthers its aid program for musicians, especially migrants, and related clubs and institutions; structures for rock, pop and jazz are specifically highlighted.