“Officials with the Nashville Symphony and the Nashville Musicians Association have reached an agreement that will provide the furloughed musicians of the Nashville Symphony Orchestra a stipend,” reads an unsigned article in Friday’s (12/4) Nashville Post (TN). “The weekly stipend will be $500 and will start being paid Jan. 3…. The agreement … runs through July 31 [and] is made possible, in part, due to ‘significant support’ provided by corporate partners Amazon and Nissan North America.… Earlier this year, the Nashville Symphony board of directors voted to furlough the musicians—including Music Director and Maestro Giancarlo Guerrero and a majority of administrative staff—starting July 1 due to COVID-19 concerns…. The nonprofit suspended all scheduled concert activity through July 31 of next year.…The agreement between Symphony and Nashville Musicians Association, AFM Local 257, provides the musicians with the weekly stipend in exchange for their commitment to take part in community performances and other activities…. The Symphony will also continue to provide musicians with health insurance benefits…. Due to the short-term nature of the agreement, negotiations between the Symphony and its musicians will continue with the goal of reaching a new deal before the start of the 2021-22 season.”