GRAMMY CHARITY ONLINE AUCTIONS OFFER EXCLUSIVE SIGNED MUSIC MEMORABILIA FROM MUSIC LEGENDS TO BENEFIT THE GRAMMY FOUNDATION AND MUSICARES
WHO: GRAMMY Foundation® and MusiCares®
WHAT: GRAMMY® Charity Online Auctions — in celebration of some of music’s most iconic stars — offers the #Legends Auction with 25 exclusive autographed items by such legendary artists as Bob Dylan, Paul McCartney, Bruce Springsteen, Barbra Streisand, and Pete Townshend, among others. The lots are available for bid now through Oct. 21 at www.ebay.com/grammy. Presented in partnership with Kompolt and eBay, all proceeds benefit the GRAMMY Foundation and MusiCares.
Items from the Legends Auction will be revealed daily through eBay via Twitter using #Legends. Follow along starting Monday, Oct. 5.
Featured items in each group include:
- #MCM – Man Crush Monday — Tom Petty and Bruce Springsteen signed guitars
- #TakeMeBackTuesday — Lionel Richie VIP experience and Smokey Robinsonsigned/framed vinyl
- #WCW – Woman Crush Wednesday — Carole King, Dolly Parton and Barbra Streisand signed vinyl
- #TBT – Throwback Thursday — Bob Dylan signed vintage Rolling Stone, the Who signed director’s cut box set and Stevie Wonder signed/framed vintage vinyl
- #FBF – Flashback Friday — Paul McCartney limited-edition “Ed Sullivan Show” Hofner bass, Metallica signed box set and Ozzy Osbourne signed vintage vinyl
- #SocialSaturday — Crosby, Stills And Nash and James Taylor signed guitars
- #SundayFunday — AC/DC signed box set, Willie Nelson signed guitar and an ultimate GRAMMY package
WHEN: The auction runs now through Oct. 21
WHY: Proceeds from 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 Day, GRAMMY Camp — Jazz Session, and GRAMMY Signature Schools. In addition, the GRAMMY Foundation and The Recording Academy®have partnered to present an annual Music Educator Award™ to recognize the significant role of teachers in shaping their students’ musical experiences. 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®, theGrant Program with funding generously provided by The Recording Academy, theGRAMMY Living Histories program, and the GRAMMY Foundation Legacy Concert(formerly the Music Preservation Project).
MusiCares ensures that music people have a place to turn in times of financial, medical and personal need by providing programs and services, including emergency financial assistance,educational workshops, and flu shots, hearing tests and medical/dental screenings. TheMusiCares MAP Fund® allows access to addiction recovery treatment and sober living resources for members of the music community. The Safe Harbor Room® program, weekly 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 GRAMMY Foundation and The Recording Academy have partnered to present an annual Music Educator Award. Open to currentU.S. music teachers in kindergarten through college, the Music Educator Award will be given out during GRAMMY Week 2016. For more information about our music education programs, please visit www.grammyintheschools.com. 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, and follow @MusiCares on Twitter and Instagram.
GRAMMY Charity Online 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.