COVID-19 has destabilized national governments, public health infrastructure, and almost every industry. As the virus spreads, the music community, which has been centered around “experiences” for the last decade (i.e. forcing artists out of the studio and onto stages to make up for a lack of any passive income based on their craft), is particularly under threat. The pandemic has shown us how ill-equipped the industry is to support artists who are unable to participate in the gig economy. But it’s also forced us to reexamine the music industry’s deeply flawed profit model and consider the limited ways fans can give back to their favorite artists.