MusicPro Insurance, PreSonus, Disc Makers and Merchly will create an online show where selected musicians are paid for their performances and can receive tip revenue. Artist will each receive PreSonus’ Studio One digital audio workstation and promotional merchandise from Discmakers and Merchly.
Featuring: Lazy Jane, Bryant Del Toro, Westernboy, Small Creatures, Maddie Jay and Kristina Stone
Musicians are now famously performing from their homes via social media and streaming sites, entertaining a populace “sheltering in place” and in need of diversion. However, with clubs, cafes and other live music venues closed, those musicians who depend on local gigs, are themselves in need. Not only have their day jobs ended, but their performance income is also gone.
The MusicPro Café sponsored by PreSonus Discmakers and Merchly webcast will take place this Friday night, streaming simultaneously on ZOOM, YouTube, Facebook Live and Instagram Live. The event will feature six in-home performances by a curated roster of musicians. Each artist will be paid a fee, receive merchandise and viewers can tip the artists via an e-commerce platform. The artists each answered a call sent by various music industry companies and organizations and only had to reply with links to their music in order to apply.
“We’ve been insuring musicians’ instruments and equipment for over 20 years,” said MusicPro’s Laura Donelan. “We’re now working for them in another way, but the concept of protecting careers by supporting musicians during these trying times is the same.”