The founder of coffeedante.com has been a Live Sound Engineer for many years working with many household names, and like a lot of people, he loves music almost as much as we love our coffee!
Live music in-particular, is the backbone to the music industry as many revenue streams for musicians has dried up since streaming has become more and more prevalent. During the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic, we saw the Live Music Industry devastated with gigs simply being cancelled indefinitely (not postponed). Lots of grassroots musicians AND crew then found themselves without ANY income at all – as many fell between the cracks of any government support in the UK.
This can be, and is, very stressful for everyone involved.
Not being able to financially support everyone (obviously) – we decided to help the people that help others – donating a proportion of our income to musicsupport.org. A registered charity founded in April 2016, providing vital help and support for individuals in all areas of the UK music industry.
Anything we can do to alleviate the stress of our fellow musicians and crew, we feel cannot be a bad thing. Along with a great cup of coffee to boot!