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Published on May 19th, 2016 | by Jerry Doby

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GRAMMY® charity online auctions to benefit GRAMMY Foundation® and MusiCares®

GRAMMY® CHARITY ONLINE AUCTIONS OFFER EXCITING MUSIC MEMORABILIA — INCLUDING ITEMS SIGNED BACKSTAGE AT THE 12TH ANNUAL MUSICARES MAP FUND® BENEFIT CONCERT HONORING SMOKEY ROBINSON — TO BENEFIT GRAMMY FOUNDATION® AND MUSICARES®

WHO:
GRAMMY Foundation®
 and MusiCares®

WHAT:
The latest GRAMMY® Charity Online Auctions is presented in honor of the 12th annual MusiCares MAP Fund® benefit concert honoring legendary GRAMMY®-winning singer/songwriter Smokey Robinson. Presented in partnership with Kompolt, the items are available for bid now through June 3 at www.ebay.com/grammyWinning bidders can enjoy extraordinary rock memorabilia, trips around the world, tickets to hot concerts, and meet and greets, with all proceeds benefiting the GRAMMY Foundation and MusiCares. Featured items include:

  • Music memorabilia signed by Garth Brooks, Zac Brown, Dave Grohl, Lenny Kravitz, Kendrick Lamar, Demi Lovato, Bruce Springsteen, Meghan Trainor, Carrie Underwood, The Weeknd, and more!
  • Items signed backstage at the MusiCares MAP Fund benefit concert by Andra DaySmokey Robinson and more!
  • Premium Concert and Meet and Greet experience with “Weird Al” Yankovic
  • Luxury trips around the globe to international destinations such as Paris, Thailand and Turkey
  • Bid on your chance to win tickets for two to the Billboard Hot 100 Music Festival in New York, and your first opportunity to win a VIP package to attend the 59th GRAMMY Awards® telecast in 2017!

WHEN:
The auction runs now through June 3, 2016.

WHERE:
www.ebay.com/grammy

INFO:
Proceeds from the GRAMMY Charity Online Auctions provide essential support for the GRAMMY Foundation and MusiCares.

Under the banner of GRAMMY in the Schools®, the GRAMMY Foundation produces a range of distinct education programs — across the country throughout the year — that serve high school students and their schools, including GRAMMY Camp®GRAMMY Career DayGRAMMY Camp — Jazz Session, and GRAMMY Signature Schools. The GRAMMY Foundation also offers preservation and advancement initiatives, fosters dialogue about compelling issues facing the music industry, supports projects that increase the understanding of music and its role in society, and raises public awareness about the urgent need to preserve our nation’s recorded sound legacy. These programs include the Entertainment Law Initiative®, the Grant Program (with funding generously provided by The Recording Academy®), and the Living Histories program.

MusiCares ensures music people have a place to turn in times of financial, medical and personal need by providing programs and services including emergency financial assistanceeducational workshops, flu shotshearing tests, and medical/dental screenings. The MusiCares MAP Fund allows access to addiction recovery treatment and sober living resources for members of the music community; and Safe Harbor Room® supportweekly addiction support groups and the MusiCares Sober Touring Network provide ongoing recovery support.

The GRAMMY Foundation was established in 1988 to cultivate the understanding, appreciation and advancement of the contribution of recorded music to American culture. The Foundation accomplishes this mission through programs and activities that engage the music industry and cultural community as well as the general public. The Foundation works in partnership year-round with its founder, The Recording Academy, to bring national attention to important issues such as the value and impact of music and arts education and the urgency of preserving our rich cultural heritage. In recognition of the significant role of teachers in shaping their students’ musical experiences, The Recording Academy and the GRAMMY Foundation partnered to present their first Music Educator AwardTM in 2014. Open to current U.S. music teachers in kindergarten through college, the fourth annual Music Educator Award recipient will be recognized during GRAMMY Week 2017. For more information about the Music Educator Award, please visit GRAMMYMusicTeacher.com. For more information about the Foundation, please visit www.grammyfoundation.org. For breaking news and exclusive content, please “like” GRAMMY in the Schools on Facebook, follow the GRAMMY Foundation on Twitter (@GRAMMYFdn) and join us on Instagram (@GRAMMYFdn).

Established in 1989 by The Recording Academy, MusiCares provides a safety net of critical assistance for music people in times of need. MusiCares’ services and resources cover a wide range of financial, medical and personal emergencies, and each case is treated with integrity and confidentiality. MusiCares also focuses the resources and attention of the music industry on human service issues that directly impact the health and welfare of the music community. For more information, please visit www.musicares.org. For breaking news and exclusive content, please “like” MusiCares on Facebook, follow MusiCares on Twitter (@MusiCares) and join us on Instagram(@MusiCares).

GRAMMY Online Charity Auctions are presented in partnership with Kompolt, a California-based online auction agency focused on creating successful, high-value, high-profile promotional and charity auctions for top brand companies. For more information on Kompolt, please visit www.kompolt.com.


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Editor-in-Chief of The Hype Magazine, and internationally published arts & entertainment journalist. Member of the U.S. Department of Arts and Culture as well as the United States Press Corps.


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