Hellooooooooooooooooooooooooo Tampa Bay Parrot Heads!
Amongst hard times, Parrot Heads open their hearts and give when and where they can. TRMA is the main association for "live musicians" and is putting together grants to help the musicians. Many of their gigs are cancelled due to present circumstances. If you can help out, please do. See below...
Also, they are doing "Quarantine Concerts' through Facebook where you can listen to live music and donate (like a house concert) to the artists. Gives you a chance to interact, put a smile on your face and still be safe.
In addition, if you use Uber Eats or order "take out" - go to the small business owners and neighborhood haunts. They need the most help. If you can purchase gift certificates to help them now and use them later, it helps.
Be safe!
----- Original Message -----
From: Trop Rock Music Association, Inc.
To: Dorothy Bedlin
Sent: Friday, March 20, 2020 9:44 AM
Subject: Artist Relief Fund - Please Help!

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The TRMA has started an Artist Relief Fund. We planned to do this sometime in 2020, but the needs for out of work artists are growing by the day. Many of them are having gigs, festivals, house concerts, etc cancelled due to the CoronaVirus. Please help us support them by donating below! No amount is too small or large. My wife Heather and I just donated $1000 to kick it off.
We are currently working on how artists will apply for assistance and what the approval process will consist of. In the meantime, please help us grow this relief fund so we can start sending out support as soon as possible.
Donate here:
We will let all of you know as soon as we have the TRMA Artist Relief Fund application procedures completed.
We also urge you to look at support from MusiCares, which is the artist support organization of the Grammy's. It's a little bit more of a process than we will do, but they are giving out grants up to $1000, which is more than we will be able to do. They have currently raised over $2 million, so I urge you to apply ASAP.
More info:
MISSION STATEMENT:  MusiCares provides a safety net of critical assistance for music people in times of need. MusiCares' services and resources cover a wide range of financial, medical and personal emergencies, and each case is treated with integrity and confidentiality. MusiCares also focuses the resources and attention of the music industry on human service issues that directly influence the health and welfare of the music community.
Thank you for your support!
Mark W. Friedman, CPA


Trop Rock Music Association, Inc.

PO Box 16126

Tallahassee, Florida 32317


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