Hanover Insurance, MusicPro Insurance, PreSonus, Disc Makers and Merchly will create an online show where selected musicians are paid by the host and sponsors for their performances and can receive tip revenue directly from viewers. The one-hour show will webcast simultaneously on Zoom and YouTube at 9PM EDT this Saturday, May 2nd. Artists will each receive PreSonus’ Studio One digital audio workstation and promotional merchandise from Discmakers and Merchly. This will be the third webcast in support of independent musicians in the MusicPro Café series.
This MusicPro Cafe will feature performances by: Hannah Holbrook, Blane Howard, Greg Banks, Jared Corder, Charlene Kaye and Sam Woolf.
Musicians are now 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, the musicians who depend on local gigs are themselves in need. Not only have their day jobs ended, but their performance income is also gone.
Hanover Insurance presents The MusicPro Café sponsored by PreSonus, Discmakers and Merchly will feature six in-home performances by a curated roster of musicians. 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.”
When: Saturday, May 4th, 9PM EST