How To Help The Music Industry Through These Hard Times

As we all face the uncertainty of the next few weeks amid the Covid-19 outbreak, besides hospitality, bars and restaurants, one of the industries getting hit hardest is ours, the music industry. With all concerts, festivals, and gigs canceled for the foreseeable future, artists and their teams are really struggling. The people behind the scenes are struggling too, everyone from songwriters, publicists, management and labels.

Here are a few ways that you can help support the industry that makes your favorite music during these next few weeks.

Support small businesses. Like most of the industry, our company NYCountry Swag is facing colossal consequences of the virus outbreak. One way you can help support our small business is to grab a ‘Kindess Isn’t Canceled’ t-shirt from our merch store. NYCountry Swag was built off a love of music, passion, artists, and most importantly fans. We ask that if you are fortunate enough to be in a comfortable position, you strongly consider making a purchase from NYCountry Swag to help get us through these difficult times. We’re setting these tees at $28 to ensure profitably, but are giving you the option to pay what you want. Every penny will help. We want to express our sincere gratitude for each and every one of you. We couldn’t have made it this far without you and thank you for your continued support. Shop here: ‘Kindness Isn’t Canceled.

Although Spotify and Pandora are great ways to sample new music, the amount of money an artist and their teams make when you stream their song is less a fraction of pennies. If you are loving a new album, or an old one, be sure to head to their website, iTunes, or Amazon and snag their latest album. This will significantly benefit the industry and only costs you a few dollars.

Another great way is to buy a shirt or hat from their merchandise store. Think about it this way, if you were heading to their show, you were pretty likely to stop by their merch booth. This is a great way to support your favorite artist and get some cool gear at the same time.

Sharing music during this time won’t only help spread awareness about new artists but also is a great way to calm anxieties about this virus and our world changing. Share what is on your current ‘quarantine playlist’ or which new artist you are loving at the time.

We can’t wait to come out of this pandemic a stronger nation and can’t wait to see your faces at live concerts and events soon!



The Hero Collection by NYCountry Swag is inspired by the men and women of the Fire, Police and Military Departments across the country. A portion of sales from each purchase is donated to different foundations that support our heroes. We are dedicated to honoring their service and remembering their sacrifice.


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