MusiCares may grant short-term financial assistance for personal needs that have arisen due to unforeseen circumstances such as: rent, car payments, utilities, medical/dental expenses, psychotherapy, and other expenses related to these categories.
Eligibility Requirements and Procedures
To apply for MusiCares Emergency Financial Assistance, please call one of our regional offices (link here to Contact Info page).
Applicants must be able to document participation in one of the following areas:
- At least 5 years of employment in the music industry
- At least 6 commercially released recordings (singles)
- At least 6 commercially or promotionally released music videos
When financial assistance is provided by MusiCares, it is charitable in nature and therefore, before seeking such assistance, applicants are required to investigate all other possible sources of aid. All approved assistance is paid directly to a creditor/third party. At its sole discretion, MusiCares reserves the right to deny or approve financial assistance.