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    Community in a Time of Isolation

    Dear Nonesuch family,

    We hope for the health and safety of communities across the globe impacted by Covid-19. We also recognize the emotional toll and significant financial hardships faced by so many, not least the community of recording and performing artists we know and love.

    Many musicians have lost a key source of revenue as live performances are canceled. If you'd like to support your favorite artist by purchasing their music, consider Bandcamp, which is waiving its share of revenue from sales on its site all day today; check to see if your local record shop is fulfilling orders online; and visit artist and label shops, like the Nonesuch Store, where sales have a direct impact on the musicians.

    The Sweet Relief Musicians Fund, which provides financial assistance to career musicians and music industry workers struggling to make ends meet, has set up an emergency COVID-19 fund to which fans can donate, and from which artists can seek help. The Recording Academy's charitable foundation MusiCares has established a COVID-19 fund as well and is accepting donations and applications for relief. Billboard has written about a number of other ways to give and get help.

    Artists and arts institutions are finding new ways to bring people together to share live music even as we're kept apart. There's #LiveFromHome, the digital space begun by the radio show Live From Here with Chris Thile, who kicked it off with a cover of Wilco's "Radio Cure" from a closet. Rachael Price, of Lake Street Dive and Rachael & Vilray, followed with a performance of Cyndi Lauper's "Time After Time" from home with her husband Taylor Ashton.

    Timo Andres performed from home on a "pirate radio edition" of Living Music with Nadia Sirota on Facebook Live. KEXP in Seattle has just released a live session with Vagabon filmed in December, featuring songs from her new album. Rhiannon Giddens shared a full-length Koerner Hall concert video from October. The Grammy Museum is releasing a series of previously unpublished videos from its intimate artist Q&A events, including Yola's, which will premiere tomorrow. Look to your favorite artists' social media for upcoming live events online, and check out the list of virtual concerts NPR Music has compiled and is updating regularly.

    Stay tuned for additional ways to help and keep connected as they develop. And please reach out to let us know of ways you've found music can help during these difficult times.

    Thank you for your ongoing support of Nonesuch artists and the music they make.

    Wishing you health,
    Nonesuch Records

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We hope for the health and safety of communities across the globe impacted by Covid-19. We also recognize the emotional toll and significant financial hardships faced by so many, not least the community of recording and performing artists we know and love. Many musicians have lost a key source of revenue as live performances are canceled; here are some ways you can support them. Artists and arts institutions are finding new ways to bring people together to share live music even as we're kept apart; here are some ways they're doing that. Stay tuned for additional ways to help and keep connected as they develop. And please reach out to let us know of ways you've found music can help during these difficult times. Thank you for your ongoing support of Nonesuch artists and the music they make.

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Dear Nonesuch family,

We hope for the health and safety of communities across the globe impacted by Covid-19. We also recognize the emotional toll and significant financial hardships faced by so many, not least the community of recording and performing artists we know and love.

Many musicians have lost a key source of revenue as live performances are canceled. If you'd like to support your favorite artist by purchasing their music, consider Bandcamp, which is waiving its share of revenue from sales on its site all day today; check to see if your local record shop is fulfilling orders online; and visit artist and label shops, like the Nonesuch Store, where sales have a direct impact on the musicians.

The Sweet Relief Musicians Fund, which provides financial assistance to career musicians and music industry workers struggling to make ends meet, has set up an emergency COVID-19 fund to which fans can donate, and from which artists can seek help. The Recording Academy's charitable foundation MusiCares has established a COVID-19 fund as well and is accepting donations and applications for relief. Billboard has written about a number of other ways to give and get help.

Artists and arts institutions are finding new ways to bring people together to share live music even as we're kept apart. There's #LiveFromHome, the digital space begun by the radio show Live From Here with Chris Thile, who kicked it off with a cover of Wilco's "Radio Cure" from a closet. Rachael Price, of Lake Street Dive and Rachael & Vilray, followed with a performance of Cyndi Lauper's "Time After Time" from home with her husband Taylor Ashton.

Timo Andres performed from home on a "pirate radio edition" of Living Music with Nadia Sirota on Facebook Live. KEXP in Seattle has just released a live session with Vagabon filmed in December, featuring songs from her new album. Rhiannon Giddens shared a full-length Koerner Hall concert video from October. The Grammy Museum is releasing a series of previously unpublished videos from its intimate artist Q&A events, including Yola's, which will premiere tomorrow. Look to your favorite artists' social media for upcoming live events online, and check out the list of virtual concerts NPR Music has compiled and is updating regularly.

Stay tuned for additional ways to help and keep connected as they develop. And please reach out to let us know of ways you've found music can help during these difficult times.

Thank you for your ongoing support of Nonesuch artists and the music they make.

Wishing you health,
Nonesuch Records

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