A black Friday auction is offering music and entertainment collectables and memorabilia, including a framed issue of Rolling Stone autographed by Rolling Stones lead vocalist Mick Jagger, and VIP Grammy rehearsal passes. A Paul McCartney MusiCares Person of The Year VIP Experience is also available, along with other valuable music fare. The auction is being held to benefit MusiCares and the Grammy Foundation. The auction begins today and will last until December 5, 2011. The offerings can be found at http://stores.ebay.com/GRAMMY-Charities.
The Grammy Charity Black Friday Sale is an after Thanksgiving Day Black Friday sale that includes all-new “buy it now” specials and slashed prices on coveted celebrity
autographed memorabilia and VIP experiences. With the holidays just around the corner, the auction’s items make perfect gifts for anyone who loves music, or that wants to help a good cause. The auction is being held in in partnership with Kompolt. All proceeds and much needed support raised through this special auction will benefit programs and services of the MusiCares and Grammy Foundations.
A few of the highlights offered include a 54th Grammy Awards VIP Experience package for two, including Platinum-level seating to attend the awards on February 12, 2012, at Staples Center in Los Angeles, passes to the Grammy Celebration after-party and Grammy rehearsals rehearsal passes. CONTINUE READING BELOW THIS ADVERTISEMENT.
Autographed guitars are available from Eric Church, Coldplay, Gavin DeGraw, Jane’s Addiction, Maroon 5, Sugarland and other artists.
Autographed vinyl and Rolling Stone magazines from popular recording artists, including Adele, Mariah Carey, Mick Jagger, Miranda Lambert, Dolly Parton, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Paul Simon and Barbra Streisand area also included. There is also music memorabilia autographed by Arcade Fire, Josh Groban, Barry Manilow, comedian Russell Brand, Dolly Parton, members of Jane’s Addiction, Tim McGraw, NBA star Lamar Odom, LMFAO, Paramore, and many other celebrities.
Reduced prices on stocking stuffers include celebrity autographed Grammy t-shirts and programs. Other clothing items include limited-edition Christian Audigier shirts for only $10, which normally have a retail price of $100.00.
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 provides access to addiction recovery treatment and sober living resources for members of the music community regardless of their financial circumstances, and Safe Harbor Rooms, weekly addiction support groups, and the MusiCares Sober Touring Network provide ongoing recovery support. The issue of addition to drugs and alcohol has affected many who work in music, including some of the most successful artists in the music business, with the late singer Amy Winehouse among them.
Under the name of Grammy in the Schools, the Grammy Foundation produces a range of distinct education programs held across the country throughout the year, which serve high school students and their schools including Grammy Camp, Grammy Camp Basic Training, Grammy Camp Jazz Session, Grammy Camp SoundCheck, 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.
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.com. MusiCares has joined in to help during major disasters, as well, including their aid for Nashville Flood relief.
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. For more information, please visit www.grammyfoundation.com.