Believe it or not, songwriters, although considered “gig economy” workers in the music industry and that includes everyone from producers to roadies, will now be in line for stimulus cashflows from $2 trillion stimulus bill passed by the Senate in response to the coronavirus pandemic.
According to Variety: The advocacy organizations Songwriters of North America and Nashville Songwriters Association International announced today. (The House is expected to confirm a counterpart bill on Thursday.) The bill seeks to pour money into the economy in an effort to preserve millions of endangered jobs and businesses. It would direct payments of $1,200 to most American adults and $500 to children. It would steer $350 billion toward small businesses in an effort to prevent layoffs and push billions more toward hospitals and unemployment insurance, and it would create a $500 billion program for businesses, states, and localities.