How Fans Can Support Artists And Music-Industry Workers #MusicMonday
NPR offers a good resource for ways to help out the performing arts.
Below are some of the most effective ways that fans can contribute financially to artists and music-industry workers in need, ranked from having the most- to least-immediate impact. Keep in mind that not all financial contributions are created equal, nor do they all land equally as fast into artists’ hands. (Head here for a list of avenues for industry workers and small businesses to source their own support, too.)
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