DEMI LOVATO, THE AVETT BROTHERS, BACKSTREET BOYS, KRISTIAN BUSH, BRANDY CLARK, ANDRA DAY, THE LUMINEERS, AND TROYE SIVAN LENDING SUPPORTSocial Media Fundraising Campaign Benefits MusiCares®, A Four-Star Charity Providing A Safety Net Of Critical Health And Human Services To The Music Community
“As the music industry’s Red Cross, MusiCares is rooted in the collective spirit of the creative community, whose members have an unspoken bond and self-imposed sense of duty to one another as brothers and sisters in music,” said Neil Portnow, President/CEO of MusiCares and The Recording Academy. “I’m humbled by the gesture made by my longtime friend and comrade, Tom DeSavia, who truly personified the spirit of MusiCares when he took it upon himself to launch this grassroots fundraising campaign in 2014.”
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. Since its inception, MusiCares has provided more than $43 million in direct financial assistance to music people in times of crisis. In that time, the charity has served nearly 80,000 clients through its programs and services.