Harry Styles, Alicia Keys, and More Donate to MusiCares COVID-19 Relief Fund for Music Industry Prof
MusiCares is an organization that provides a “safety net” for people working in the music industry. In the age of COVID-19, when live music is currently in a rut, having a safety net is imperative for musicians and those working in the industry - that’s what inspired MusiCares’ Coronavirus Relief Fund.
MusiCares assists almost anyone you can think of who would have a hand in making music possible: bus drivers, lighting, tech, makeup, artists, songwriters, engineers - created by the Recording Academy, they include everybody who works in the industry. Their COVID-19 relief fund has been helping many, giving relief in terms of unemployment benefits, mental health resources, eviction resources, and resources dealing with addiction and recovery.
Several big-name musicians have recently been donating to the relief fund as well. On August 12th, Harry Styles signed a guitar and donated it to be auctioned for MusiCares. Alicia Keys recently joined Steinway & Sons to auction off a piano she signed.
Several items will be auctioned off at Julien’s Auctions from September 7th through the 11th, and all proceeds will benefit MusiCares COVID-19 relief fund and will include items from Billie Eilish, Blake Shelton, Joan Jett, Ozzie Osbourne, Carole King, Elton John, and several other legendary artists. It’s free to the public and can be found at juliensauctions.com, and registration is required.