Dear #WomenCrush Music community,
First and foremost, I hope that you and your families have stayed safe throughout this time of uncertainty and crisis. When this all first started, I’m sure none of us expected the impact it would have on all of our lives, whether it be losing jobs, not being able to see friends and family, putting projects on hold, etc. We’re all feeling it.
Here at #WomenCrush Music, our small but mighty team of volunteers is doing the best that we can to quickly put together initiatives to help our community. Over the last four weeks, we have hosted weekly Instagram Live showcases featuring artists from our nationwide community, formed partnerships with bigger brands to get our artists in front of their followers and have taken on more contributing writers so that we can feature more artist releases and think pieces on our blog #TheCrush. Starting this month, we're rolling out a webinar series in order to educate our songwriters on ways they can be making money during the pandemic. Our first event “The Basics of Music Copyright & Royalties” will be on Tuesday, May 12th at 1 PM EST in partnership with Jammber (RSVP here). We’ll also be continuing our Supporting Female Artists conversation series on the Quilt platform, and finding other ways to bring inspiration to our community.
Today is #GivingTuesdayNow - a new global day of giving and unity as an emergency response to the unprecedented need caused by COVID-19. Pre-COVID-19, we had our pitch decks ready to send - to many companies who have now had to let go of their employees and are also facing financial challenges right now. We cannot take donations at the door at live shows and we want to keep our virtual events free to be able to make the most impact. Our budget is exhausted and we need help to continue putting together ways to fulfill our mission.
As we all are facing this global pandemic, generosity is what can bring us together. #GivingTuesdayNow emphasizes opportunities to give back to communities and causes in safe ways that allow for social connection and kindness even while practicing physical distancing. If you’re not in the position to give (even the smallest amount helps), please support us by showing us some love on social media or forward this link to a friend who would be interested in making a tax-deductible donation to help create opportunities for rising women songwriters. Donate HERE.
We appreciate your ongoing support & as always, my virtual door is always open for ideas, advice, etc. You can contact me at email@example.com. Thank you & stay safe!
Ashley K. Stoyanov
Founder & CEO of #WomenCrush Music
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