Donate to our GoFundMe campaign
It's becoming clear that COVID-19 and the measures required to prevent its spread are a disaster for the arts, and musicians in particular.
With gigs cancelled and live music venues shutting their doors for the foreseeable future,
self-funding and DIY artists are left in a position where they cannot earn a living.
It also means they cannot afford to continue to make their art.
And that puts independent recording studios like us under threat too.
So we've set up a GoFundMe campaign to help keep the music scene alive during a time of unprecedented threat to the arts AND help keep this little independent business going during a tough time too!
By donating to this campaign you can buy studio time here at Marketstall Recording as a gift for musicians who are really struggling right now.
Your gift will allow them to continue to make and share their art with the world, and help make sure that when all this is over there is still a vibrant, living music scene in London, and beyond.
The idea here is to create a general fund for our studio services that artists can draw on when they need it during this period, once we're allowed out again. Musicians can apply for free studio services via the form below. We will allocate the studio time you've paid for appropriately - to those with the greatest need, and to those who we think we can be of most help to.
Your gift will only be used to pay for studio time for artists who would not otherwise be able to afford it due to the COVID-19 situation.
We will select applicants to be beneficiaries of this fund according to their need, and according to who we think we're best able to help. We won't waste your money and will always try to achieve the best value from your donations.
We will, with the artists' permission*, publish details periodically of which artists have benefitted from your gifts, as well as publishing links to the art that was made here during those sessions, so you can see and hear the work that your generous donations have funded.
*There is, sadly, still a stigma associated with accepting charity. Therefore we will not publish details of the beneficiaries of these gifts without the consent of the individuals involved.
If you're a musician whose livelihood has been affected by COVID19 measures, please complete the form below to apply for free studio time and services.
Please give as much information as possible to enable us to fully understand your situation.
We may contact you to ask for evidence of lost income and current income in order to make sure these funds are allocated appropriately.
Our aim is to direct this funding to those who need it most so please,
if you can afford to pay for studio time and services, don't apply.
We anticipate receiving more applications than the fund can support, so not every application will be successful. Please don't take this personally.
If you have any questions and want to get in touch without having to use the form, please use the button below.