Music Performance Trust Fund Supports Live Music with $2.2 Million in Community Grants

SBO Staff • July 2021News • July 10, 2021

The Recording Industry’s Music Performance Trust Fund

The Recording Industry’s Music Performance Trust Fund (MPTF) announced $2.2 million in community grants to support live music online and in person throughout North America, all offered at no charge to listeners.

To help ensure live music’s safe return, the MPTF is encouraging local union representatives of the American Federation of Musicians to work with state and local health officials to implement event safety guidance from the CDC in the U.S. and the Public Health Agency of Canada to meet the needs of local communities.

The MPTF also established a Music Family Scholarship that in its first year awarded $100,000 to 125 children of professional musicians pursuing education after high school.

Grants provide funding for music education-related performances, senior center and assisted living concerts, municipal series and parks programs. Grants are accessed, and events are coordinated, through local unions of the American Federation of Musicians.

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