- Apr 02, 2020
- Sony Establishes $100 Million COVID-19 Global Relief Fund
Sony Music Entertainment is the company it is today because of its artists, employees and label partners. As news develops surrounding the global COVID-19 pandemic, Sony Music is committed to supporting our own organization as well as organizations dedicated to providing relief efforts during this difficult time.
Today, Sony Corp announced a $100 million Global Relief Fund to support those around the world affected by the COVID-19 virus. The Global Fund is designed to bring relief to medical workers on the front lines; protect children and educators facing challenges arising from school closures; and support creators, artists and other partners in the entertainment community who have been impacted by COVID-19.
As Sony continues to develop its global response efforts, we are proud to support the below organizations initially:
- The COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund for WHO powered by the UN Foundation and Swiss Philanthropy Foundation
- Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF)
- United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)
- United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
In addition to an employee matching giving program across the entire Sony organization so that each donation goes farther, the Company has also participated in the music industry’s efforts to provide resources for music professionals impacted by COVID-19. More information can be found at MusicCovidRelief.com
During this challenging time, Sony Music’s artists continue to team up with global charities to raise money with concerts livestreamed from their living rooms, encouraging fans to donate to regional and international relief efforts.
And this is just the beginning.
We will continue to evolve our response accordingly in the coming weeks and months. And, we continue our work to support our artists and employees, highlighting the power of music to bring people together and through hard times.
Read more from Sony Music Group Chairman, Rob Stringer, here.