Freaks Action Network Launches ‘FAN Musicians Relief Fund’

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The FAN Musicians Relief Fund has been established by the Freaks Action Network, a non-profit organization started by members of the tastemaking New York City email list, the NYC Freaks. Grants will be awarded to professional musicians residing in New York City until live music clubs reopen.

FAN’s first phase of the program will see $10,000 distributed via grants of $400 each to eligible musicians. The first phase begins on Friday and runs through July 31. Musicians who derived at least 50% of their income from performing live in NYC, that live in NYC and complete an application will be included in the pool of recipients.

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“FAN is all about turning the positive energy of live music into positive change in the world,” said FAN president and JamBase contributor Aaron Stein. “The COVID-19 pandemic has turned the world upside down and now it’s the live music world that needs help and that’s why we created this fund.”

Bassist Karina Rykman will help celebrate the launch of the fund by performing live for a “Freaks Night In” livestream this Thursday, July 16. Head here to donate directly to the FAN Musicians Relief Fund.

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