The coronavirus pandemic will have a profound impact on events and employment opportunities in the Finnish music industry. According to a survey among the members of the Finnish Musicians’ Union, about 96 per cent of musicians have lost job opportunities because of the pandemic.

This site provides an info package on the theme for members. The following sub-pages offer information on cancelled gigs and situations preventing the performance of work, unemployment, lay-offs, the onset of illness and quarantine and union’s Corona grant. The Union monitors the situation and updates the site as appropriate.

During the pandemic, the Union holds Online Coffee Breaks for the members. Online Coffee Break sessions can also be viewed afterwards by the members on the Union website. View online lectures afterwards >

Read: Some details concerning the impact of Coronavirus on work >

Corona Grant 2

The Finnish Musicians’ Union’s Corona Grant 2 applications were received until Friday 6th of November 2020 4:00 pm. Available to union members, the grant is for 500 € or 1000 € and was applied for using the Union’s mobile application Muusikkojen liitto. All applicants will be informed about the decision by Friday 20th of November 2020.

Further information

If you’ve not been able to find the information you’re looking for, please get in touch:

Employees / collective agreements:

Miika Tarhio, Head of Contracts:
Mirkka Kivilehto, Legal Counsel:

Freelancers, self-employed and business owners:

Lottaliina Pokkinen, Head of Legal Affairs:
Jaakko Kämäräinen, Freelance Coordinator:
Juho Viljanen, Freelancers’ Shop Steward:

General queries:

Sanni Kahilainen, Head of Communications:
The Finnish Musicians’ Union office (Kaisu Junno and Sirpa Seppänen):

Our office is now closed to visitors

Please note that we have taken the decision to close our office to visitors until further notice from Friday, 13 March 2020 onwards.

Please contact us by email or telephone instead: +358 (0) 9 6803 4070

You will find all our staff contact details here >