Recording Industry Association of Malaysia (RIM), through its Emergency Charity Fund, is assisting music industry members in need.
Under the initiative, selected aid recipients will consist of those involved in or have contributed to the recording industry, and whose income has been reduced or totally lost due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
“Many music industry practitioners are struggling to make ends meet,” said RIM chairman Rosmin Hashim.
“The pandemic has put song recording projects on hold and significantly limited other income- generating opportunities, including live performances.”
Rosmin said the Emergency Charity Fund was one of RIM’s key initiatives that required immediate execution.
“Our planned donations will adhere to set parameters and conditions that would enable us to identify recipients as best we can.
“We are, in fact, planning a fundraiser on a larger scale with Malaysian Publishers Association to provide more assistance to industry players in need,” he added.
RIM’s charity initiative was kick-started with a RM1,000 donation to guitarist Kid (of popular band Search) for his wife’s cancer treatment.
Another RM1,000 will be donated to renowned composer Ross Ariffin, whose plight was recently highlighted in the media.
RIM is also collaborating with Musicians for Musicians to donate RM10,000 to 20 recording musicians hit hard by the extended closure of entertainment outlets.
For details, visit www.rim.org.my