Acts like Metallica, Nine Inch Nails, Clairo, Eric Church, Shakey Graves, Kesha, Billy Idol, and Imagine Dragons are joining us today to say “F-COVID”.
This morning, Bandsintown and Fandiem announced that we’ve teamed up for an online fundraiser to support Sweet Relief Musicians Fund and music industry workers affected by the ongoing pandemic. Aiming to provide additional assistance to artists and their crews so that the return to live music can be expedited and made whole again, “F-COVID” will give fans who donate the opportunity to win unique prizes from the 30+ participating acts.
“Our community is still in a state of emergency,” says Aric Steinberg, Sweet Relief Musicians Fund EVP. “Sweet Relief is here to help, and we’re grateful to partners like Fandiem and Bandsintown who are willing and able to provide a platform for our supporting artists to raise funds for those in need.”
From a smashed Les Paul guitar that was played at a Nine Inch Nails show in Brisbane in 2007, to an autographed setlist from Billy Idol’s show at the Capitol Theatre in 2021, these items are as once-in-a-lifestyle as it gets. To check out the full list of prizes, head to the Fandiem site, which has full details on how to enter and more.
“At Bandsintown, we believe that live music makes a better world by bringing fans together in one of the last tribal experiences. With Bandsintown For Good, we turn this love for live music into social impact,” says Fabrice Sergent, managing partner of Bandsintown. “With Fandiem, we're making it easier and more rewarding for fans to give back and deepen their connections with the artists they love. We’re proud to join forces, fundraise and align our ethos around the ways we can use technology in service to society.”
“F-COVID” is just the beginning of a year-long partnership between Bandsintown and the fan-powered charitable fundraising platform Fandiem. In an effort to collectively support nonprofits founded or selected by artists, the two organizations are uniting to inspire fans to give back. With our community of passionate fans and the Bandsintown For Good initiative, and Fandiem's experience mobilizing communities to take action, this partnership is the ultimate alignment of the music industry coming together to support worthy causes. Throughout the year, we will assemble multi-artist coalitions to help fundraise and raise awareness for nonprofit partners tied to important moments.
Bandsintown and Fandiem first joined forces last year on a monumental #GivingSeason campaign. Together we raised $434,890 in direct fan donations to support multiple nonprofits including Pearl Jam’s Vitalogy Foundation, Imagine Dragons’ The Tyler Robinson Foundation, Lindsey Stirling’s The Upside Fund, HeadCount, Reverb, and several others. Fans won a range of one-of-a-kind prizes and unique experiences, from an all-expense-paid VIP trip to see Imagine Dragons at any US tour stop of the winner’s choice, to a private virtual cooking session and dinner with Rob Thomas (Matchbox Twenty) and his wife Marisol, to signed guitars from Taylor Swift, Pearl Jam, Billy Strings, Willie Nelson, Green Day x Weezer x Fall Out Boy.
“We are thrilled to announce our partnership with Bandsintown. Together we can inspire even more artist and fan communities to support urgent causes,” states Fandiem’s Co-Founder Jared Heiman. “With the industry fighting through another surge, it feels right to launch with “F-COVID” and support Sweet Relief Musicians Fund. This campaign is our collective effort to help musicians and music industry workers whose livelihoods continue to be impacted.”
Since launching in July of 2021, Bandsintown for Good has helped raise over $500,000 in direct fan donations and driven 10,000+ actions. To learn more about our impact program visit impact.bandsintown.com.