Financial and Addiction Recovery Assistance

Financial and Addiction Recovery Assistance

MusiCares may grant short-term financial assistance for personal or addiction needs that have arisen due to unforeseen circumstances. Funding may be awarded for needs such as rent, car payments, insurance premiums, utilities, medical/dental expenses, psychotherapy, addiction treatment, sober living, and other personal expenses. 


Eligibility Requirements

Applicants must be able to document employment history in one of the following areas:

  • A minimum of three years employment in the music industry (reduced during COVID)
  • Six commercially released recordings or videos (singles)


Who We Serve

Music industry professionals including: musicians, singer/songwriters, engineers, stagehands, managers, tour bus drivers, A&R, agents, make-artists, live crew, etc…

Contact MusiCares at 1.800.687.4227 or


Assistance Limitations

When financial assistance is provided by MusiCares, it is charitable in nature and therefore, before seeking such assistance, applicants are required to investigate all other possible sources of aid.  All approved assistance is paid directly to a creditor/third party.  At its sole discretion, MusiCares reserves the right to deny or approve financial assistance.


Contact MusiCares

MusiCares West Region
3030 Olympic Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90404 
Ph: 310.392.3777 
Fx: 310.392.2187


MusiCares South Region
1904 Wedgewood Ave.
Nashville, TN 37212
Ph: 615.327.0050
Fx: 615.327.0876


MusiCares East Region
21 East 37th Street
New York, NY 10016
Ph: 212.245.7840
Fx: 310.449.6525

For general information, please email