The COVID-19 pandemic has hit all sectors and the creative industries, including the music industry, have been impacted in a variety of ways. Organisations from across the global music sector have rolled out a wide range of initiatives to help combat the effects of the pandemic on the music community. There are a large number of measures to support a huge network of those working in music, from artists and labels to publishers, composers, music charities and a wide range of employees in different roles across the music industry.
In April 2020, IMLAS launched a microsite (Global Music Industry COVID-19 response tracker) which provides detailed info about the initiatives in place, at national and global level. Users can filter to find information about help and resources available from a range of bodies including industry organisations, record labels, governments, the live sector, digital service providers and others.