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"...Bultman is working toward a national network to help facilitate projects like HAAM and health care organizations such as SIMS. NOMC has already partnered with Sweet Relief and the national Recording Academy's MusiCares program on various projects..."
"...One of the larger national organizations, and one to whom Mercier turned in her hour of need, is MusiCares, a national program that serves health and human service needs of people in the recording industry. Operated through the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences (NARAS) -- the folks that give out Grammy Awards --MusiCares offers a financial assistance grant program, providing dollars to cover costs for everything from medical treatment (including emergency care, or even, say, HIV-related services) to more mundane but no less essential expenses like rent and utilities...."
"...A member organization of 13,000 recording industry professionals-producers, engineers, songwriters, etc., NARAS claims that handing out Grammys is one of the least important things they do. Instead, successful programs like Grammy in the Schools, which exposes kids interested in the recording industry to facets of the biz, and MusiCares, a financial assistance program for musicians in dire need of funds, supposedly get the majority of NARAS's attention..."
"..."It was a dark moment," sighs Reynoso, who made his name nationally on NBC's The Voice and suddenly found himself without one. "I had to turn down a gig at the Paramount opening for Christopher Cross, I had to cancel a show for Black Fret who've nominated me for their 2015 grant, and I had to call off a speaking engagement in Nashville for MusiCares..."
"...› Earlier this month, the Board of Trustees of the Recording Academy elected Christine Albert the chair of the board of trustees for the Grammys, an honor that makes the local singer-songwriter the second female to ever hold that role. The distinction means that Albert will now head up the organizational meetings centered around the Grammys' longstanding focus on music preservation and education, as well as its running of the MusiCares charity, a foundation that provides financial assistance to musicians facing hardships..."
"...There’s a discussion to be had about the size of the Grammy's glorified high five fest being brought down a few notches to the benefit of other areas of the industry. But it's also worth pointing out that the Grammy Foundation and MusiCares already do a lot of great work...."
"...The business of booking and formatting awards shows is a balancing act of political precision, defining the sounds of the moment while honoring the past and musically tugging heartstrings. Somewhere within lies social responsibility, so when someone snored online during the MusiCares segment, I got defensive about it, as well as Grammy in the Schools..."
"...Donations or memorials in Spears’ name may be made to NARAS MusiCares, 1904 Wedgewood, Nashville, TN., 37212...."
"...The dental studio wraps up three solid days of local music, billed Mouth by Mouthwest, with a special collaboration between Alejandro Escovedo and Amy Cook (7pm), along with Suzanna Choffel, Dan Dyer, and Ginger Leigh, among others. All proceeds benefit the Health Alliance for Austin Musicians and MusiCares...."
"...If I were in Austin this week, I’d be headed to the Exile on South Lamar show Thursday, benefiting MusiCares' Nashville Flood Relief fund. Between the devastation of Mardi Gras Indians’ costumes during Hurricane Katrina and Nashville’s recent flood, pieces of musical history have been lost and damaged..."
"...As the Crescent City attempts to rebuild itself and maintain its legacy as cultural wellspring, it's only fitting that musicians are stepping to the forefront of the recovery effort. Benefiting the American Red Cross, Habitat for Humanity, New Orleans Musicians Clinic, Jazz Foundation of America, the Voice of the Wetlands, Higher Ground Hurricane Relief Fund, and MusiCares Hurricane Relief 2005, a series of collections has arrived to lend a helping hand..."
"...As if!Party Blotter Snapshots from three big-ticket early SXSW parties: Tuesday's BMI dinner at Stubb's, Ray Benson's birthday party/Austin Music Foundation fundraiser that night at La Zona Rosa, and the Texas Grammy chapter's swanky soiree in the downtown Hilton's palatial Grand Ballroom Wednesday afternoon. The Texas Rollergirls' plush Gibson-sponsored tour bus outside both Tuesday parties Recording Academy president Neil Portnow commemorating Willie Nelson's 30th anniversary as a member and announcing the assignment of a full-time MusiCares staffer to the Texas chapter Warner Bros..."
"...Wanna know if they're any good? Read the review in this issue... The Texas Chapter of the Recording Academy hosts its fourth annual MusiCares Health Fair on Monday, Dec..."
"...As a result of an artist's quest to explore and express the unknown, this pursuit can lead to addiction and depression. Moderated by MusiCares Foundation representative Harold Owens, the "Recovery Issues Forum" featured David Adelson, executive editor of Hits magazine; Bob Forrest, singer-songwriter (The Bicycle Thief); Buddy Arnold of Musicians' Assistance Program; Wayne Kramer, MC5 great and now a producer at Muscle Music; and Peyton Wimmer, founder of Austin's SIMS Foundation..."
"...Lamar Blvd. 78756, Austin, TX 78756 451-2222 MusiCares 7447 Bee Caves Road, Ste..."
"...The band, who prefer Bud to bud themselves, were amenable to avoiding the title and completed the segment without incident. As the went out live, however, their squeaky clean interview was preceded by a video of the Austin Lounge Lizards singing "Teenage Welfare Mothers on Drugs." No, you figure it out! The Toni Awards Oops! Last year we didn't give enough attention to the Buck Owens tribute (we gave it to Kelly Willis instead), so Toni Price sent us a missive saying the entire Chronicle music staff was "fired." This year, we didn't give much play to the Continental's Hank Williams tribute, and now I'm afraid she's gonna repossess our cars!! Here's a tribute we didn't forget, though: The Texas Branch of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (NARAS, or in layman's terms the Grammys) will be honoring Lyle Lovett at their upcoming Governor's Award Tribute Dinner on October 22 (which probably explains Lovett's anchoring the Walter Hyatt tribute at the Paramount the next night). Hosted by Ray Benson and Ann Richards, the dinner and accompanying Silent Auction will benefit MusiCares, a financial assistance program for musicians..."