Dierks Bentley, John Berry, Rosanne Cash, Rodney Crowell, Emmylou Harris, Amy Grant, Chris & Morgane Stapleton and more commit to cause
Dierks Bentley, John Berry, Rosanne Cash, Rodney Crowell, Emmylou Harris, Amy Grant and Chris & Morgane Stapleton are among the acts supporting Music Health Alliance’s (MHA) Third Annual Heal The Music Day on October 18th. The event, entirely funded through grants and individual and corporate donations, supports the creative community across 39 states and every genre of music by helping with medical expenses and healthcare costs.
Since 2013, there have been more than 9,700 examples of members of the music community from coast-to-coast who have received free assistance from Music Health Alliance. The nine person team has saved more than $43 million in healthcare costs, including insurance premium savings, medical bill reductions and discounted medications, in six years.
The only non-profit named to Billboard’s 2019 Nashville Power Players, MHA Founder and CEO Tatum Allsep and Shelia Shipley Biddy, COO and Certified Senior Advisor, along with the entire MHA team, remove obstacles so patients can receive lifesaving care.
“Our goal is to raise $500,000 this year to meet the continued increase in critical need,” shares Allsep. “With a $10 donation, we are able to provide $300 in life-saving healthcare resources to Heal The Music, so there’s no doubt that Heal The Music Day is a great investment into the long-term health and wellness of the music industry as a whole.”
To participate in Heal The Music Day, members of the music community — including artists, songwriters, producers, publishers, publicists, promoters, business managers, record label executives, booking agents, attorneys, venues, stylists and more — can pledge a percentage of their single day earnings to support the lifesaving services provided by Music Health Alliance.
ACME Feed & Seed, Gary Allan, Dierks Bentley, John Berry, Camel Express Car Wash, Rosanne Cash, Rodney Crowell, Kris Wiatr & Associates, Girlilla Marketing, Amy Grant, Emmylou Harris, Michael McIntosh, Monarch Publicity, Dr. Eilleen Sietz, Chris & Morgane Stapleton, Warner Chappell Music Publishing, Jay & Katherine Williams and Yazoo Brewing Company have already joined the Heal The Music Day movement in support of their fellow musicians and music industry colleagues.
Heal The Music Day is an effort to raise awareness and support for the emergency and ongoing medical needs of our country’s creative community, 76% of whom are self-employed or part of a small business. The majority don’t have access to group health benefits and, in many instances, have limited and unpredictable resources. Music Health Alliance’s free services range from access to doctors and hospitals, medicine, health insurance and finding financial assistance during times of illness.
As advocates, Music Health Alliance fights so those in our industry never have to feel alone in a health crisis. 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 Parkinson’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 four commercially released recordings or videos. Spouses, partners, and children of qualifying individuals may also receive access to the non-profit’s services from birth to end of life.
Author: Buddy Iahn
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