WHAT DOES AMFM DO?
Annapolis Musicians Fund for Musicians, Inc., is a nonprofit organization created to provide temporary financial relief to professional Annapolis area musicians who cannot work due to sickness, injury, or other circumstance leaving them unable to perform. This fund will act as an emergency relief fund for lost income.
The hardworking musicians of Annapolis are continuously giving back to their community by helping to support and promote the local businesses and business owners, and by participating in the many benefits, events and charities held each year in the Annapolis area.
The goal of AMFM, Inc. is to reciprocate that support by making sure that the musicians who work and perform in the Annapolis area can continue to maintain a quality of life during unexpected hardship that will keep them financially viable and the music in the city of Annapolis thriving.
The Annapolis Musicians Fund for Musicians, AMFM, Inc. is a not-for-profit organization, incorporated in the State of Maryland.
Financial assistance is limited to musicians living or working in the Annapolis area as defined by AMFM. Grants are provided without regard to race, creed, color or religion.
DO I QUALIFY FOR BENEFITS?
-Any working musician who gigs in the city of Annapolis at least 12 times a year *** NOTE: for purposes of determining eligibility during the COVID-19 pandemic, musicians must document on their applications at least 12 gigs in the city of Annapolis during the period between March 13, 2019 and March 13, 2020.***
– who resides in the following zip codes:
21401, 21402, 21403, 21404, 21405, 21409, 21411, 21412, 21012, 21032, 21035, 21037, 21106 or 21140.
may be eligible to receive benefits from AMFM, Inc.
WHAT BENEFITS CAN I RECEIVE FROM AMFM?
We may be able to reimburse you for lost gigs:
-Up to $100 per lost gig (temporary policy change as of March 24, 2020, due to the COVID-19 pandemic)
-Up to $1,500 per 30-day period
-Up to $5,400 per year
(* subject to change based on financial ability of AMFM)
WHAT LOSS OF WORK MAY QUALIFY FOR BENEFITS?
The following circumstances may qualify you for benefits:
-Birth of child
-Documented illness of spouse/child
-Cancellation of scheduled music by venue (time limits apply – please inquire about AMFM’s current policy for cancellations of regularly scheduled gigs)
-Fire-flood-lightning-acts of God
-Rain-outs for outdoor performances (policy change as of June 1, 2019)
-as Applicant demonstrates need
WHAT LOSS OF WORK DOES NOT QUALIFY FOR BENEFITS?
Loss of work due to:
-Termination of artist (fired)
-Lack or loss of transportation
HOW DO I APPLY?
-Submit an application for Lost Gig Benefits or Catastrophic Benefits online HERE (this is the preferred method to ensure timely receipt and processing of your application). Ensure that your application is completely and correctly completed before submitting.
-Download the PDF version of either application found HERE. Completely and correctly fill out the application and mail it to AMFM at the following address:
PO BOX 6262
ANNAPOLIS, MD 21401
Once received, AMFM will review your application and respond to your request.
HOW CAN I HELP AMFM?
YOU ALREADY DO!
You, the artist, are the heart and soul of AMFM, Inc. which was created to serve you.
You support us by donating your time and talent to our AMFM, Inc. sponsored performances, by encouraging your fans, friends and families to buy tickets and attend AMFM, Inc. shows!
You can help by sharing this information regarding benefits for musicians with other Annapolis musicians. We need to spread the word about what AMFM, Inc. does and how we help the Annapolis music community.