Free Offers To Musicians During The Coranavirus Crisis

Hey – so we are in the middle of a crazy time. I just wanted to take the time to compile here a list of free services you can take advantage of as we try to come together and all help each other as we face the craziest event in our lifetimes. If you have anything to add or corrections please email me at Matt@dropoutmedia.net

So here’s the list:

Consulting

Who: Dropout Media

Services/Offer: Free 15 minute consulting sessions

Contact: Matt at Matt@dropoutmedia.net

Who: The Scorpion LTD

Services/Offer: Free strategy calls.

Contact: Cait at Cait@thescorpionltd.com

Who: JV Agency

Services/Offer: Free consulting sessions

Contact: Jaz at jaz@jvagency.co

Who: Infecting Cells PR

Services/Offer: Will send out press releases, if you write them (though he is willing to help).

Contact: Keith at keith.infectingcells@gmail.com

Who: Throne Of Iron

Services/Offer: Will teach you how to set up your band for merch on demand.

Contact: Tucker at throneofironmetal@gmail.com

Who: Ty Christian

Services/Offer: Consult on how to launch your patreon.

Contact: LordsOfTheTrident@gmail.com

Who: Alec Head

Services/Offer: Offering to spellcheck bios or press releases AND offer consultation on stage presentation. The dude is a skilled actor.

Contact: headoftheages@gmail.com

Digital/Social Advertising

Who: Ghost Cult Mag

Services/Offer: Free advertising to bands on their site IF your tour was impacted by the coronavirus, Contact: advertising@ghostcultmag.com

Who: Metal Sucks

Services/Offer: Any band who has had a tour cancelled can get free advertising on Metalsucks

Contact: news@metalsucks.net with the subject line: “CORONER VIRUS”

Who: Overt Enemy

Services/Offer: Will do shoutouts to bands impacted by COVID 19 cancelations on their socials. Contact: Email your social media/music links and how this is impacting your band to OvertEnemyBand@gmail.com

Who: Metal Coffee Promotions

Services/Offer: 2 months free for bands impacted by COVID 19 show/tour cancelations. Metal Coffee Promotions is offering 2 months free for bands impacted by COVID 19 show/tour cancelations. Includes: Interviews for the band + individual interviews for all band members ie. singer, guitars, bass, drums, keys on http://www.themetalmoose.com ‘s Metal Coffee Grinder Blog. Inclusion on the Soundcheck Podcast, Spotify and YouTube playlists + two month PR Push to 6k+ radio stations, blogs, magazines and websites.

Contact: Metalcoffeepr@gmail.com

Who: Noob Heavy

Services/Offer: Noob Heavy will help you critique and optimize your Bandcamp!

Contact: Noobheavyau@gmail.com

Streaming

Who: Gimme Radio

Services/Offer: Letting any bands impacted by the virus do a show on their platform.

Contact: Extremetimes@gimmeradio.com

Who: Mission Media Group

Services/Offer: Will shout you out on their socials AND add you to one of their Spotify playlists Contact: themissionmediagroup@gmail.com

Who: Riff Relevant

Services/Offer: For heavy rock/metal bands they will add you to their playlists, give you Twitter and Instagram shoutouts, will include you in a special feature on bands whose tours were impacted by the coronavirus AND you can be featured in their new “Gear Assembly” series! WOW!

Contact: Get in touch with Leanne at Leanne@riffrelevant.com & include all social media & streaming links, & how the pandemic impacted their band.

Who: Seeing Red Records

Services/Offer: Will add you to their big playlist here: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/5T0MBlB56zLOZfmMB7m69Z

Contact: DM Tom on Instagram here: https://www.instagram.com/seeing_red_records

Studio / Writing

Who: Bart Gabriel

Services/Offer: If your band was directly affected by coronavirus, he will master ANYTHING for you for CD, Vinyl, Bandcamp/Itunes/Youtube and convert it into your desired format or prep a DDP master for pressing for FREE!

Contact: mail@bartgabriel.com

Who: Duncan Evans

Services/Offer: Happy to mix any song for you if they are within a genre he gets (most ‘alternative music’ should be fine)

Contact: info@duncanevans-music.co.uk

Who: Charlie White

Services/Offer: offering free songwriting sessions for 10 people

Contact: charliewhitebooking@gmail.com

Who: Ryan Williams

Services/Offer: Will master bands for anyone who had a tour cancelled or a song for anyone out of work

Contact: augmented.audio@gmail.com

Design / Graphic Design

Who: Steven Waddell

Services/Offer: Offering up his designs to bands who want them for merch.

Contact: stevenwaddell30@icloud.com

Who: Balmore Lemus

Services/Offer: Will help with graphic design for FB banners and similar.

Contact: balmorelemus@gmail.com

Who: Sascha Rose

Services/Offer: Offering to use any of his spare art for free. Check out his work.

Contact: instagram.com/wintermoon666

Who: Amanda Sayah

Services/Offer: Offering free resume designs.

Contact: Amandasayah@gmail.com

Who: Carlos Crowcell

Services/Offer: Offering flyer design!

Contact: carloscrowcell13@gmail.com

Who: Mina Wakure

Services/Offer: Offering to do layouts, graphic design and merch design!

Contact: minawalkure@gmail.com

Radio / Podcast

Who: 106.6 The Blast

Services/Offer: Taking guest shows

Contact: 106theblastrrr@gmail.com

Who: Rock Assault Radio

Services/Offer: Inviting people onto the show

Contact: Rockassaultradioshow@gmail.com

Who: Fistful of Metal

Services/Offer: Featuring bands affected on their radio show

Contact: trendcrusher@gmail.com

Who: In Cold Storage Podcast

Services/Offer: Looking for guests

Contact: incoldstoragepodcast@gmail.com

Who: A Fistful Of Faceful podcast

Services/Offer: You can get featured on the show

Contact: https://asdavie.wordpress.com/contact-2/

Touring

Who: Lara Gladstone

Services/Offer: Will share her various touring and booking templates made custom for your band. The woman is a genius. You will find this very useful.

Contact: lgladstone502@gmail.com

Who: Cherie Hu

Services/Offer: Guidance on how to put on a live stream!

Contact: Find out more here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/11wWL_7I4BG76t0V2kw1a4yIeWxUSfGwMQFYdUWAgSnA/preview#

Editorial

Who: Dennis Eikenkötter

Services/Offer: Will write you up on his blog, Schwermetallisch Reviews.

Contact: Eikenkoetterbiz@gmx.de

Who: Sleeping Village Reviews

Services/Offer: Will help brainstorm/write/edit band bios/press releases/whatever

Contact: sleepingvillagereviews@gmail.com

Who: Soundmagnet.eu

Services/Offer: Will feature any younger bands who were affected and are looking for coverage! Contact: info@soundmagnet.eu

Who: Wojciech Haslo

Services: Will spell check and edit any bio or press release

Contact: deadmill@gmx.com

Who: Unhinged Magazine

Services/Offer: Will cover any band impacted by the coronavirus

Contact: unhingednc@gmail.com

Who: Mettle Media PR

Services/Offer: Will offer proofreading and spellchecking of press releases, bios or work resumes. They also offer free 15 minute phone consults and 30 minute FB messenger/text consults, AND a 25% discount on PR campaigns through April 30th.

Contact: Leanne@mettlemediapr.com, please include all social media/streaming links, & how the pandemic affected them.

Merch

Who: Fumarole

Services/Offer: will send a link to buy your merch to their mailing list.

Contact: fumaroleband@gmail.com

Who: Vidarr

Services/Offer: Offering up free services to create print-ready t-shirt designs for 5 bands from their album art/logos/etc.! These designs can be for DTG or screen print (up to two colors). They also can offer discounted merch printing.

Contact: if you’re looking for designs should email legendryband@gmail.com. Interested groups for merch production should send an email to: vgkids@vgkids.com

Who: Eric from www.bandmerchandmore.com

Services/Offer: Eric will set up your bands merch store for free!

Contact: Email him at: eric@bandmerchandmore.com and make sure to name drop us so he knows where the referral came from!


Photography

Who: Unhinged Magazine

Services/Offer: If your band wants a FREE photoshoot and can make it to Lexington, NC

Contact: unhingednc@gmail.com

Who: Brittany Hallberg
Services: Free photography in Austin area until end of June
Contact: brittanynofomo@gmail.com

Licensing

Reaper is offering a temporary license, go here to claim: https://www.reaper.fm

Other

Who: Gramma Vedetta

Services/Offer: Will shoutout any band

Contact: grammavedetta@gmail.com just explain how you were affected.

Services/Offer: The Moog Model D synth and the Korg Kaossilator apps are free on the app store!

Services/Offer: Build out your EPK using these guys awesome EPK builder: www.musicindustrymarket.com

Grants / Relief Fund

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