Musicians Helping Musicians
Leonards Music is committed to supporting the New England Musicians Relief Fund. We understand the hardships so many local musicians are facing due to the pandemic. Now, as restrictions are lifted and venues are opening again, these musicians need time and support to get themselves back on track - NEMRF is working to help them do just that.
The global pandemic created acute financial distress for the thousands of freelance musicians who make their living playing music in New England. Due to the “gig” nature of freelance work, when the halls went dark on March 13, 2020, freelancers were left—overnight—with no regular income, few benefits, and for many, no qualified unemployment insurance, even under the emergency CARES Act. NEMRF is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit philanthropy founded in 2020 in response to the needs laid bare by the Covid-19 shutdown of the music industry to create a safety net that will serve the professional musician community in New England for years and decades to come.
Visit nemrf.org to learn more or make a donation.
Let's keep the music playing!