5 Things You Can Do to Help Artists, Venues, Labels & Agencies Right Now. Buy Merch! Lot’s of artists are distributing t-shirts, stickers, & other items to support themselves & even donating a portion of their sales to foundations supporting the music industry. Purchase their music! Whether you buy a CD, Vinyl, or other media formats of their music, or even just by listening to their music on streaming services such as Spotify, Apple Music, amongst others will provide artists with royalties that further financially contribute to these musicians. PRO TIP: When listening to artists on streaming services, consider putting a favorite track of yours on repeat and silent your phone or laptop before you go to bed! If you sleep for 8 hours, after putting a 3-minute track on repeat can lead to 160 plays in one night! Promote Your Local Artists, Venues & Agencies! Repost links to your favorite tracks and artists’ social profiles, publish a social post of your own in support of a favorite track or artist, or maybe get creative and make a post or video about why this music means so much to you! See a post supporting a foundation raising money for workers in the music industry? Hit that repost button! Add a song to your playlist! Make a playlist of your own supporting favorite songs and artists! Playlists on SoundClouds, Spotify, among others provide exposure for your favorite artists! Visit the following links below to learn how you can support the music industry during these trying times. 1. Lobby Your Legislatures! Write Congress in Support of NIVA - The National Independent Venues Association or conveniently sign the pre-written letter you can submit to congress via the link here: https://press.turntabletalks.com/Take-Action-with-NIVA 2. Donate and/or apply for funds to the following Foundations! Foundations including NIVA , Spotify Covid-19 Music Relief , MusicCares Covid-19 Relief , Twin Cities Music Community Trust & more! Leave a comment below & share resources you've found to be beneficial while searching for support!