New York, NY (Top40 Charts)
With just over a week until the 2nd annual "Heal The Music
Day," held Friday, October 19, 2018, the Country Music
Association has teamed with Music
Health Alliance to offer a matching contribution for donations raised within the music industry. CMA will match dollar for dollar donations in support of "Heal The Music
Day," up to $100,000. Every dollar donated equals $30 in life-saving healthcare resources to Heal The Music.
"CMA is proud to join the long list of contributors to this tremendous cause," said CMA CEO Sarah
Trahern. "As a trade organization, supporting the music community is at the forefront of our mission. After providing a community grant last year, we wanted to get involved in a bigger way for this year's 'Heal The Music
Health Alliance advocates for our entire industry and shows the power of how professionals from all areas of the business come together to support one another."
"Heal The Music
Day" is a day of music industry fundraising and awareness for the emergency and ongoing medical needs of our country's creative community, 76% of whom are self-employed or part of a small business. The majority don't have access to group health benefits and, in many instances, have limited and unpredictable resources. Music
Health Alliance's free services range from access to doctors and hospitals, medicine, health insurance and finding financial assistance during times of illness.
To participate in "Heal The Music
Day," members of the music community - including artists, songwriters, producers, publishers, publicists, promoters, business managers, record label executives, booking agents, attorneys, venues, stylists and more - can pledge a percentage of their single day earnings to support the lifesaving services provided by Music
Health Alliance. Many in our creative community have already committed to "Heal The Music
Day," pledging a percentage of their revenues on October 19 to support their fellow musicians and peers in the industry in times of medical crisis. Pledged supporters include David
Adams, Average Joe's Entertainment, Richard Bennett, Sam Bush, Blue Bird Cafe, Scott Robinson (Dualtone Records), Jill Brown, Luke Bryan, Dierks Bentley, Dr. Charles Campbell, John Carter Cash, Rosanne Cash, Beth Nielson
Chapman, Jamie Cheek/FBMM, Andrew Combs, Elizabeth
Cook, Country Music
Association, Rodney Crowell, Dolan Family Foundation, Ronnie Dunn, Tommy Emmanuel, Rory Feek, First Tennessee Bank, FS Wealth Sports & Entertainment, Vince Gill, Holly Gleason, Emmylou Harris, Girlilla Marketing/Jennie Smythe, Kevin
Griffin (Better Than Ezra), Don Henry, I'm With Her (Sara Watkins, Sarah
Jarosz & Aoife O'Donovan), Jewel, Kid Rock, Miranda
Lambert, Brenda Lee, Brennan Leigh, Paul Leim, Daniel
Levetin, Steve Lukather (Toto), Maren Morris, Michael McDonald, Monarch Publicity, Willie Nelson, Tina Parol, Pilgrimage Festival, Luke Powers, Margo Price, John Prine, Red Light Management, Rebecca Rego, Thomas
Rhett, Michael W. Rhodes, Shel, Granger Smith, Steuart Smith (The Eagles), John David
Souther, Chris & Morgane Stapleton, Marty Stuart, Keith Urban, The Vagabonds, Jon Vezner, The War & Treaty, Warner Chappell Music, Steve Wariner, Gene Watson, Emily West, Lanny West, John Paul White, Kris Wiatr/Wiatr & Associates, Alex Wightman, Paul Worley, Chely Wright, Yazoo Brewery and Young Heirlooms. Support from 2017's inaugural "Heal The Music
Day" helped to fund Music
Health Alliance's free programs and services in addition to supporting the founding of The Ben Eyestone Fund.
Since its founding in 2013, Nashville-based non-profit Music
Health Alliance has:
Served 8,400 members of the music community nationwide
Saved over $33,000,000 in healthcare costs including insurance premium savings, medical bill reductions and discounted medications
Supported our creative community across 38 states and every genre of music
Spared 428 families from bankruptcy due to a medical crisis
Provided 8 patients with access to transplants including heart, lung, kidney and liver
Facilitated access to over 200 trauma counseling sessions for Las Vegas
shooting survivors and their families
As advocates, Music
Health Alliance fights so those in our industry never have to feel alone in a health crisis. The seven-person team at Music
Health Alliance remove obstacles so patients can receive lifesaving care. Thanks to the direct efforts of Music
Health Alliance, members of the music community across the country have gained access to lifesaving cancer treatment, transplants, medications to treat Parkinson's, end of life care and many other crucial services. Its services are free to any person who has worked in the music industry for two or more years, or who has credited contributions to 4 commercially released recordings or videos. Spouses, partners, and children of qualifying individuals may also receive access to the non-profit's services from birth to end of life.
To learn more about Music
Health Alliance's free services and how you can take part in "Heal The Music
Day," go to HealTheMusic.com.