GRAMMY Charity Online Auctions—in celebration of the 59th Annual GRAMMY Awards —will offer more than 100 exclusive items, including an exclusive VIP experience with pop star Andy Grammer as well as other once-in-a-lifetime VIP experiences, memorabilia autographed by world-renowned celebrities and official GRAMMY merchandise signed backstage at the GRAMMY Awards by participating stars. The lots are available for bid in three cycles now through February 23rd via ebay.com/grammy. Presented in partnership with eBay for Charity and Matchfire, all proceeds benefit the GRAMMY Foundation and MusiCares.
Featured items include:
- Tickets, meet & greet and sound check passes to a future Andy Grammer show plus signed merchandise.
VIP experiences at Coachella and Stagecoach.
- Your first opportunity to bid on tickets to the 60th Annual GRAMMY Awards in 2018.
- Guitars autographed by Kenny Chesney, DNCE, Bruno Mars, Paul Simon, Chris Stapleton, Panic! At The Disco’s Brendon Urie, and more.
- Music memorabilia autographed by Adele, Justin Bieber, Ariana Grande, Halsey, Rick Rubin, Linda Ronstadt, Troye Sivan, and many more
Proceeds from GRAMMY Charity Online Auctions provide essential support for the GRAMMY Foundation and MusiCares. Under the banner of GRAMMY in the Schools, the GRAMMY Foundation produces a range of distinct education programs across the country throughout the year that serve high school students and their schools, including GRAMMY Camp, GRAMMY Career Day, GRAMMY Camp — Jazz Session, and GRAMMY Signature Schools. In addition, the GRAMMY Foundation and The Recording Academy have partnered to present an annual Music Educator Award to recognize the significant role of teachers in shaping their students’ musical experiences.
The GRAMMY Foundation also offers preservation and advancement initiatives, fosters dialogue about compelling issues facing the music industry, supports projects that increase the understanding of music and its role in society, and raises public awareness about the urgent need to preserve our nation’s recorded sound legacy. These programs include the Entertainment Law Initiative, the Grant Program with funding generously provided by The Recording Academy, the GRAMMY Living Histories program, and the GRAMMY Foundation Legacy Concert (formerly the Music Preservation Project).
MusiCares ensures music people have a place to turn in times of financial, medical and personal need by providing programs and services, including emergency financial assistance, educational workshops, flu shots, hearing tests, and medical/dental screenings. The MusiCares MAP Fund allows access to addiction recovery treatment and sober living resources for members of the music community. The Safe Harbor Room program, weekly addiction support groups and the MusiCares Sober Touring Network provide ongoing recovery support.
GRAMMY Online Charity Auctions are presented in partnership with Matchfire. Since 2001, Matchfire Auctions has executed over 700 high-profile Cause Marketing campaigns. These campaigns, launched globally to large and diverse communities on eBay and social networks, have built brand awareness and goodwill for over 400 of the world’s best known brands, celebrities, agencies, and charities. Matchfire Auctions campaigns have raised over $60 million for causes worldwide, attracted billions of impressions, and engaged millions of consumers in cause-driven transactions.
eBay for Charity is a platform enabling members of the eBay community to connect with and support their favorite charities when they buy or sell in the U.S. and abroad. Sellers can donate up to 100 percent of the proceeds to a charity of their choice, while buyers can add a donation to their purchase during checkout. To date, more than $725 million dollars has been raised for charity by the eBay community.
Author: Buddy Iahn
Buddy Iahn founded The Music Universe when he decided to juxtapose his love of web design and music. As a lifelong drummer, he decided to take a hiatus from playing music to report it. The website began as a fun project in 2013 to one of the top independent news sites.