Demi Lovato, The Lumineers, Andra Day and More Launch MusiCares Social Media Challenge

By Kennedi Johnson The music community is a tight-knit group, so it comes as no surprise that there’s an organization created by music people for music people. This organization, the MusiCares Foundation, recently launched an innovative social media campaign, the … Continue reading

Rock Stars Donate Well-Worn Leather for Unique Watches Benefiting MusiCares

By James Pleasant Have you ever dreamt of wearing your favorite rock star’s beaten and battered leather jacket or the boots that have walked across countless stages? Now you can come pretty close, because Nixon – a boutique wristwatch and … Continue reading

Lollapalooza 2015: Rock Out with These Great Causes

By James Pleasant Along with a stellar lineup featuring the likes of Paul McCartney, Metallica, Florence and the Machine, Flying Lotus, Alt-J and A$AP Rocky, Lollapalooza is once again focusing on giving back to the community by running its annual … Continue reading

Pete Townshend to be Honored by Bruce Springsteen at MusiCares Benefit Concert

By Billy Restivo A collection of world-renowned artists will descend on New York’s Best Buy Theater come May 28, when the MusiCares MAP Fund presents The Who’s singer/songwriter Pete Townshend and longtime manager Bill Curbishley with honorary awards. The Boss … Continue reading

More Than a Trade Show: NAMM Has Music Causes Running Through Its Veins

By Laura Ferreiro When most people hear the word NAMM, they think of the popular trade shows that feature an abundance of music gear and instruments, and the musicians who love them jamming out in busy convention center halls. But … Continue reading

Foo Fighters’ First Show of 2015 to Benefit Three Music Charities

By Laura Ferreiro Foo Fighters have announced their first show of 2015 and it’s a doozy. In addition to the fact that it will be their final show in Southern California before they embark on their Sonic Highways world tour … Continue reading

Music charities join forces with renowned musicians at NAMM

By Laura Ferreiro Members of No Doubt, Black Sabbath and The Eagles as well as Stevie Wonder and Brian Wilson recently descended on Anaheim, California for the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM). This massive trade show features product debuts … Continue reading

MusiCares concert with Alice In Chains, Heart and Mark Lanegan to benefit DJ AM Memorial Fund

By Hilary Gridley Addiction is a very real issue many artists struggle to overcome, and having a strong support network can make the all the difference between recovery and relapse. After committing to sobriety, the late DJ AM dedicated himself … Continue reading