By Jem Aswad. Senior Music Editor. To qualify, the indie labels are required to have a direct Apple Music distribution deal. We want to help. Many independents, in part because of their greater reliance on physical goods, have been hit hard by the lockdowns that have shutdown touring and physical retail outlets. Apple has been an essential partner for labels and their artists since they setup the first viable, licensed download site more than a decade and a half ago. No doubt this fund will be a lifesaver for some labels and is a welcome acknowledgment of the interdependence of our recorded music ecosystem. Notably, the effort reaches out to a sector — indie labels — that has not been a prominent recipient of the multiple, and welcome, outreach efforts in recent weeks. Among many other laudable efforts. MusiCares has made heroic efforts toward musicians and industry executives whose livelihoods have been decimated by the pandemic, and Live Nation has stepped up with Crew Aid, directed toward live-entertainment professionals.
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As the COVID pandemic continues to propose a ripple effect of financial woes and future questions for artists, musicians and the music industry altogether, Apple Music is taking major strides to offer a semblance of relief. In a letter issued to various independent labels, obtained by Rolling Stone , the streaming giant wrote "These are difficult times for the music industry globally. Livelihoods are at risk, with multiple sources of income that our industry relies on vanishing overnight. Apple has a deep, decades-long history with music, and we are proud to be in close partnership with the best labels and artists in the world. We want to help. PDT deadline. In recent events, social distancing and quarantining measures have caused a series of tour and festival cancellations , music release pushbacks and streaming activity has effectively declined. Advanced royalty payments will help sustain stability for those artists, even while things are rocky. Thank you again, and we wish you all good health! The Recording Academy has today Sept.