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Dolly Parton, Jordin Sparks & More Support the Susan G. Komen Foundation

Some of the biggest names in the country, pop, and R&B genres teamed up for Breast Cancer Awareness month to support the world's leading breast cancer organization, the Susan G. Komen Foundation. Dolly Parton, Jordin Sparks, Sara Evans, Monica, and Rita Wilson joined forces for "Pink," an emotional song about the color that represents the disease, with all proceeds benefitting the Komen Foundation. The Susan G. Komen Foundation was founded in 1980 after founder Nancy G. Brinker lost her sister Susan to breast cancer, and it grew to be the largest nonprofit charity funding for the fight against breast cancer. They have invested $2.9 billion towards research, community outreach, advocacy, and

Ed Sheeran's Personal Memorabilia Will Be Auctioned to Benefit Children

Today marks the kickoff for world-renown singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran's auction for charity, the Ed Sheeran: Made in Suffolk Legacy Action. The auction contains several items of Ed's donated by his parents, John and Imogen Sheeran, and proceeds will benefit charities in the Suffolk, England area that help support children and young adults in Ed's hometown. The proceeds will go towards two charities: GeeWizz Charitable Trust, which supports young children with life-threatening illnesses, cancer, and disabilities and focuses on providing specialist equipment to improve their lives, and Zest, a charity which works to improve the lives of teenagers living with terminal illnesses by providing the

DJs Bicycle Online for Music Education in Developing Countries

The pandemic has affected all genres of the music community globally, and the electronic music community specifically has found creative ways to bring their live concerts, festivals, and other parties online since March. Now, they've come together online to exercise for a good cause. Bridges For Music is a non-profit organization which supports music and learning in developing countries in order to make a positive impact in disadvantaged communities. They host a number of projects, the biggest of which is a yearly cycling event in which DJs, label representatives, executives, and other members of the music industry bicycle around Amsterdam to raise money for Bridges Academy, the school funde

Metallica Plays First Ever Pay-Per-View Concert For Charity

With their first pay-per-view concert in the history of Metallica, the Heavy Metal icon will raise more money for their 2017 established non profit foundation “All Within My Hands” on November 14th at 5 pm. The concert will be called “ Live & Acoustic from HQ”, will be streamed from the band’s headquarters in San Rafael, California and 100% of proceeds will go to the foundation. We’re not talking about a regular non profit organization, but one that even has their entire production costs and expenses covered by the band and friends of the band which means that every single dollar donated to “All Within my Hands” actually helps a cause directly. Tickets to the show start at $15, but there are

Harry Styles Participates in MusiCares Charity Relief Auction

Harry Styles was one of many artists to participate in MusiCares Charity Relief Auction on September 9th. The auction was held online through Julien’s Auctions and auctioned off numerous big-name musician’s instruments, costumes and other items. Styles’ cherry red Gibson Memphis ES335 guitar was among one of the top selling items selling at just under $30,000- almost 10 times its assessed value of $3000. The guitar was signed by Styles along with the message “Treat people with kindness”. The charity auction raised hundreds of thousands of dollars. Alongside Harry Style’s guitar other notable auction items included a Gucci metallic blue tracksuit with red, white and blue stripes which was own

Juice WLRD's Foundation Donates Instruments to His Former School

Late rapper Juice WRLD's legacy continues to live on through his music, and his mother, Carmela Wallace, wanted to continue it through philanthropy. She created the Live Free 999 Foundation in his honor to help young people struggling with mental health, just as her son did - much of his music was written about his struggles, and many related to and were inspired by his words. Recently it was announced that the foundation would be donating instruments to his childhood school in Chicago Heights, Illinois. The donation provided enough instruments to fulfill all of the band and orchestra's needs, in addition to providing beginning-level instruments for the preschool and early elementary student

Scott Borchetta Empowers Music Education With his Music Has Value Program

The importance of music education is often overlooked - communities in both rural and urban communities often struggle to keep their non-profit music programs thriving. Scott Borchetta, founder and CEO of Big Machine Records in Nashville, Tennessee which serves as a home to some of Music City's biggest artists, has decided to give back in support of these types of programs. Borchetta and his wife launched the Music Has Value fund in 2015 to support individuals who make and appreciate music. In celebration of Big Machine Records' 15th anniversary, he vowed to distribute $150,000 of aid through Music Has Value to 501c3 non-profit music schools and community organizations. The applications went

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