November 09, 2012
MusiCares Offers Sandy Relief for Musicians
Hurricane Sandy had a devastating effect on the Northeast and countless musicians who call this culturally-rich region home. Fortunately, MusiCares® , a charity organization established by The Recording Academy in 1989, has stepped up to help and provide relief, just as they did after Hurricane Katrina and the Nashville floods.
MusicCares works year round to provide "a safety net of critical assistance for music people in times of need" through financial assistance, medical care, addiction recovery, education, and other resources. They recently announced the establishment of a new fund created specifically to provide support to those in the music community that were impacted by Hurricane Sandy. The fund will help provide much-needed assistance with shelter, utilities, transportation, medical expenses, medications, clothing, instrument and recording equipment replacement, relocation costs, home repair, debris removal, and more.
To Donate to MusiCares:
Use the online donation form here
To Apply for Assistance:
If you or someone you know in the music industry was affected by Sandy and is in need of assistance, applications are available online here.
Applicants must be able to demonstrate a history of working in the music industry that includes either 5 years of music employment, 6 commercially released songs, or 6 commercially or promotionally released music videos. Applicants must include supporting documents.
For more information call 1-877-303-6962