www.helpmusicianinneed.com is a website that has been created by Medipno OÜ as a charitable website as an answer to the restriction of public events in Europe due to the public health crisis of 2020 (COVID-19) and the reactions of independent musicians to it across the globe. This is to ensure that musicians who have not been able to gather a financial pillow to fall back on and are now facing hardships in buying food or paying rent would have an opportunity to present themselves to their fans making it easy to find - and help them.
Medipno OÜ is a company that deals with the representation of artists and was established in 2019 in Tallinn, Estonia by the freelance concert and opera singer Katrin Targo in order to facilitate her life - and in the future help other musicians. The time has now come.
Katrin's story (13th of March, 2020):
"I have been working as a freelance independent musician now for about 8 years and I can tell you that the life of an independent musician can and is often uncertain at the best of times. The paychecks in the market have been going down for years now and therefore top art is currently being bought at sandwich prices. People like me, who love their art and have given (=are giving) their everything to work in the business "for whatever comes and whatever it takes" - give their everything on the stage every night and see little reward i.e. energy exchange in the form of dollars or euros in their bank accounts. Very few people of the freelance world were ready for an event such as the coronavirus pandemic panic happening - including myself - sadly.
Charity is a beautiful thing - and as I understand from people who teach financial savviness and success - 5% of one's income should go straight to be given away to those less fortunate. This is the principle that I have decided on for this website. It will also be possible for people to sell their CDs or Tracks at some point - but at the moment this is just a platform where people, who would like to help a musician who has gotten in financial difficulty due to the official ban of meetings of over 100 people that is currently in effect in Europe (and the emergency situation has already been declared also for the USA), could easily find the people who are in need of help. It seems that this website was waiting for its time, as people's reaction has been one of love and caring and I would love to speak out my deepest thanks to all who have supported me personally in the past and plan to support me in the future - and also I would like to thank you on behalf of everyone on this platform. The spirit of giving and the energy of love is just what this world needs more of! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! ❤️
I wish everyone good health and good luck surviving this crisis - and am myself rapidly learning to make corrections in order to avoid such a disaster repeating. Sending everyone lots of love."
The aim of this website is to give the fans of independently working musicians a chance to donate to their favorites in their times of need. The musicians need to give back by donating a further 5% of their received donation to a charity of their choosing - and make a proof thank you video within 7 days of receiving the donation. This way we hope to promote charitable actions in the world at difficult times.
Medipno OÜ / helpmusicianinneed.com does NOT take a transaction fee from the donations. All donations will be forwarded to the intended recipients in the full amount (eventual bank fees or PayPal fees will be deducted from the donations by the respective financial institutions). All the work needed to be done for the upkeep of the website is done in the form of charity work.
If you would like to volunteer and help with the cause, please send us an e-mail here.