U.S. non-profit Music Health Alliance (MHA) has been added as a partner in the Spotify COVID-19 Music Relief Project. This partnership will enable MHA’s COVID-19 Relief Resources to continue to provide immediate critical assistance to members of the U.S. music community who have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Spotify is matching donations made to select charities, up to a collective total of $10 million, to amplify the efforts of organizations that focus on helping those most in need. Matching contributions can be made to Music Health Alliance at musichealthalliance.com/spotify. In guiding music professionals directly and indirectly impacted by COVID-19, MHA’s relief resources include financial assistance for groceries, medications, health insurance premiums and doctor visits, navigating the loss of health insurance, filing unemployment, and a one-of-its-kind database of sliding-scale and no-cost healthcare, mental health, preventative and dental care resources. Learn more here.
In addition to Spotify, Music Health Alliance has also received generous support from Grammy Award winners Rosanne Cash and John Paul White with proceeds from their new song “We’re All In This Together Now” benefitting MHA. Available today, the poignant song was written by the pair last year, but the thoughtful lyrics are more timely than ever. Serving as a fitting tribute to doctors, nurses, all those on the frontlines, and even those staying home doing their part to help their fellow man, Cash and White trade off on verses that now seem to have foreseen a future that would find “we’re all in this together…”
I love you like a brother
And I don’t know you at all
Heard your voice across the wire
And I never thought you’d call
So hold tight the sword, hold fast the sail
Cause we might be taken down
It’s a lonely world, but it’s our only world
And we’re all in this together now
In response to the pandemic, Music Health Alliance’s COVID-19 Relief Plan was created to provide direct support for the immediate needs of music industry professionals and their families during this public health crisis through relief grants, simplified solutions and a comprehensive database of resources. Entirely funded through grants and individual and corporate donations, financial support from the music community is critical to continue Music Health Alliance’s (MHA) advocacy and free services. Based in Nashville, MHA has provided free healthcare advocacy and support to more than 11,000 music industry members and saved the music community more than $50,000,000 nationwide by providing advocacy and access to lifesaving transplants, medicine, mental health resources, end of life care and many other necessary services. For every $1 donation, MHA is able to provide $30 in life-saving healthcare resources to Heal The Music. MHA fights so those in our industry never have to feel alone in a health crisis and removes obstacles so patients can receive lifesaving care. Its services are free to any person who has worked in the music industry for three or more years or who has credited contributions to 4 commercially released recordings or videos. Spouses, partners, and children of qualifying individuals may also receive access to the non-profit’s services from birth to end of life.