THE GRAMMY FOUNDATION® AND MUSICARES® ANNOUNCE THE FOURTH ANNUAL GRAMMY® CHARITY BLACK FRIDAY ONLINE AUCTION

Posted on 11-21-12

THE GRAMMY FOUNDATION® AND MUSICARES® ANNOUNCE THE FOURTH ANNUAL GRAMMY® CHARITY BLACK FRIDAY ONLINE AUCTION

WHO:
MusiCares®
and the GRAMMY Foundation®

WHAT:
The GRAMMY® Charity Black Friday Sale — a post-Thanksgiving closeout including bargain items starting at 99 cents and slashed prices on amazing celebrity autographed memorabilia and VIP experiences — perfect for the music lover in your life! The auction launches on Black Friday Nov. 23, and will continue until Dec. 3 at www.ebay.com/grammy. Presented in partnership with Kompolt, all proceeds raised through this special auction will benefit programs and services of the MusiCares and GRAMMY Foundations.

Featured items include:

  • Ultimate 55thGRAMMY Awards VIP Experience package for two, including platinum-level seating to the awards on Feb. 10, 2013, at Staples Center in Los Angeles, passes  to the GRAMMY Celebration® after-party and GRAMMY rehearsal passes
  • A VIP Experience to attend the 2013 MusiCares Person of the Year tribute honoring Bruce Springsteen on Feb. 8, 2013, and passes to watch private rehearsals.
  • Autographed guitars from Alice In Chains, former Kiss guitarist Ace Frehley, Heart, John Mayer, Rihanna, Sugarland, and more
  • Autographed CDs, vinyl and Rolling Stone magazines from Adele, Billy Idol, Katy Perry, Steven Tyler, Carrie Underwood, and more
  • Music memorabilia autographed by Blondie, Kelly Clarkson, Daughtry, Alan Jackson, Miranda Lambert, Barry Manilow, Bruno Mars, Stevie Nicks, and many more
  • Buy-it-now bargains ranging from Avirex Leather Flight Jackets to 99-cent items, including an Xbox Kinect and other video games

The GRAMMY Foundation and MusiCares invite the public to support their work on #GivingTuesday™, a campaign to create a national day of giving on the Tuesday following ThanksgivingNov. 27, 2012. In addition, for those interested in the cause of music education, there is a special incentive to make a donation to the GRAMMY Foundation — a very generous board member will match all donations made on #GivingTuesday, up to $10,000, so every dollar counts twice as much. 

WHEN:

The GRAMMYCharity Black Friday Sale runs Nov. 23 through Dec. 3
#GivingTuesday
is the Tuesday following ThanksgivingNov. 27, 2012.

WHERE:
www.ebay.com/grammy

WHY:
Proceeds from GRAMMYCharity Online Auctions provide essential support for MusiCares and the GRAMMY Foundation.      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. The MusiCares MAP Fund® allows access to addiction recovery treatment and sober living resources for members of the music community, Safe Harbor Rooms, weekly addiction support groups, and the MusiCares Sober Touring Network provide ongoing recovery support.

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 Camp Basic Training, GRAMMY Camp— Jazz Session, and GRAMMY Signature Schools. 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®, the Grant Program with funding generously provided by The Recording Academy®, the Living Histories program, and the Music Preservation Project.

The GRAMMY Foundation was established in 1989 to cultivate the understanding, appreciation and advancement of the contribution of recorded music to American culture — from the artistic and technical legends of the past to the still unimagined musical breakthroughs of future generations of music professionals. 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. Campbell's Labels for Education program is proud to be the official education partner of the GRAMMY in the Schools programs. For more information, please visit www.grammyintheschools.com. For breaking news and exclusive content, please like "GRAMMY in the Schools" on Facebook at www.facebook.com/grammyintheschools and follow @GRAMMYFdn on Twitter at www.twitter.com/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 at www.facebook.com/musicares and follow @MusiCares on Twitter at www.twitter.com/musicares.

GRAMMY Online Charity 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.

Media Contacts:
Hannah Berryman/GRAMMY Foundation/MusiCares/310.392.3777/hannah.berryman@grammy.com
Christina Cassidy/The GRAMMY Foundation/MusiCares/310.392.3777/christina.cassidy@grammy.com

Auction Contact:
Marisela Huerta/The GRAMMY Foundation/MusiCares/310.392.3777/marisela.huerta@grammy.com