As a member of the Board of the Recording Academy Atlanta Chapter I have gotten to know so much more about the great resources the GRAMMY family provides to musicians across the county and I would be remise if I did not mention the incredible efforts the Recording Academy's MusiCares Foundation is putting towards hurricane relief.
First, if you are in the New York area TIDAL is teaming up with MusiCares for a special benefit concert on October 18th. This is the 3rd annual benefit concert TIDAL has held to date raising over $3million for social good. Find out more details about this year's TIDAL benefit concert for hurricane relief and buy tickets at http://tidal.com/us
Next, You do NOT need to be a member of the Recording Academy, you do not have to have a GRAMMY or be nominated for one to receive aid from MusiCares. Below is a statement below directly from MusiCares providing more information on how you can assist or how you can receive relief if you are a musician or music professional:
Musicians and music professionals can request disaster relief by contacting the South Regional MusiCares office at 615.327.0050 or toll-free at 877.626.2748, or by submitting an application.
MusiCares has also announced the establishment of a relief fund to support members of the music community affected by the recent devastation of all the 2017 hurricanes. Assistance includes coverage of basic living expenses such as shelter, food, utilities, and transportation; medical expenses, including doctor and hospital bills, and medications; clothing; instrument and recording equipment replacement; relocation costs; home repairs; debris removal; and more.
Anyone can make a donation to the fund. To donate, visit www.grammy.com/musicares/donations and choose Hurricane Relief in the gift designation drop-down menu.
"Now is a time when we must come together and take care of those who need help," said Neil Portnow, President/CEO of the Recording Academy and MusiCares. "It's important that we step up and support the creative community, and take action to provide immediate assistance to members of our music family."