Music iconsÂ Rodney CrowellÂ andÂ Jon VeznerÂ are joining forces withÂ Music Health AllianceÂ to help Heal The Music. The 2ndÂ annual â€œHeal The Music Dayâ€ will take placeÂ onÂ Friday, October 19, 2018Â as a day of nationwide music industry fundraising and awareness to support the critical and life-saving free services provided by Music Health Alliance.
- ServedÂ 8,400 members of the music community nationwide
- Saved overÂ $33,000,000Â in healthcare costs including insurance premium savings, medical bill reductions and discounted medications
- Supported our creative community acrossÂ 38 statesÂ andÂ every genreÂ of music
- SparedÂ 428 familiesÂ from bankruptcy due to a medical crisis
- ProvidedÂ 8 patientsÂ with access to transplants including heart, lung, kidney and liver
- Facilitated access to overÂ 200 trauma counseling sessionsÂ for Las Vegas shooting survivors and their families
â€œHeal The Music Dayâ€ is an effort to raise awareness and support for the emergency and ongoing medical needs of our countryâ€™s creative community, 76% of whom are self-employed or part of a small business. The majority donâ€™t have access to group health benefits and, in many instances, have limited and unpredictable resources. Music Health Allianceâ€™s free services range from access to doctors and hospitals, medicine, health insurance and finding financial assistance during times of illness.
To participate in â€œHeal The Music Day,â€ members of the music community â€” including artists, songwriters, producers, publishers, publicists, promoters, business managers, record label executives, booking agents, attorneys, venues, stylists and more â€” can pledge a percentage of their single day earnings to support the lifesaving services provided by Music Health Alliance. Learn more atÂ HealTheMusic.com.
â€œIn 2017 this day raised over $250,000 and this year we hope to double this amount to meet the continued increase in critical need,â€ shared Music Health Alliance founder and CEOÂ Tatum Allsep, who was recently named a 2018 Innovation in Music nominee. â€œWith a $10 donation, we are able to provide $300 in life-saving healthcare resources to Heal The Music, so thereâ€™s no doubt that â€˜Heal The Music Dayâ€™ is a great investment into the long-term health and wellness of the music industry as a whole.â€
As advocates, Music Health Alliance fights so those in our industry never have to feel alone in a health crisis. The seven-person team at Music Health Alliance remove obstacles so patients can receive lifesaving care. Thanks to the direct efforts of Music Health Alliance, members of the music community across the country have gained access to lifesaving cancer treatment, transplants, medications to treat Parkinsonâ€™s, end of life care and many other crucial services. Its services are free to any person who has worked in the music industry for two or more years, or who has credited contributions to 4 commercially released recordings or videos. Spouses, partners, and children of qualifying individuals may also receive access to the non-profitâ€™s services from birth to end of life.
To learn more about Music Health Allianceâ€™s free services and how you can take part in â€œHeal The Music Day,â€ contact MHA at 615-200-6896 orÂ firstname.lastname@example.org learn more atÂ HealTheMusic.com.