FUNDRAISING CAMPAIGN 2020/2021
In April 2020, we set up an assistance program to provide non-bureaucratic support to musicians and music makers who need help due to the restrictions of the Corona pandemic. The program was made possible by the proceeds of a fundraising campaign. The focus was set on professional musicians and music makers from the fields of rock, pop, jazz, hip-hop, metal, experimental and electronic music who live in Germany and suffered from financial distress. All of them proved that they had to cancel public performances.
In a total of three rounds, 608 applications were approved and 861,500 euros were paid out to solo artists, touring musicians, bands, bookers and individual crew members from all over Germany.
To award the grants, a committee of four members was formed from members of the Initiative Musik’s jury for artist grants and other experts from the music industry. It was put together in a way that represented as many facets of musical culture as possible.
MANY THANKS TO THE DONORS!The donors include Advent International, the BDKV Music Award, Campusfestival Mittweida, Concord, Deezer, Domberger Brot-Werk GmbH & Co KG, Dussmann das KulturKaufhaus, Lautsprecher Teufel GmbH, the Sang und Klang Festival, Spotify Germany, TikTok, Waldemar Behn GmbH and YouTube as well as the musicians Cosmo Klein, Miss Allie and the Moka Efti Orchestra.