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MUSIC HEALTH ALLIANCE LAUNCHES ONE-OF-A-KIND EXPERIENCE AUCTIONS IN SUPPORT OF HEAL THE MUSIC DAY

Nashville, TN – August 14, 2018 – Music Health Alliance (MHA) is excited to announce the launch of a series of one-of-a-kind experience auctions via CharityBuzz.com benefitting MHA as part of Heal The Music Day. Two extraordinary in-person experiences are up for auction NOW!

The first is with music icon, Brenda Lee. The highest bidder and guest will be personally hosted by Lee on a VIP tour through the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in Nashville, Tennessee and hear behind the scenes stories of her favorite exhibits, including her own. Museum tickets, lunch with Ms. Lee at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, and transportation to and from a local hotel to the museum will be provided.

Also available is exclusive behind-the-scenes access and festival guest passes for September’s Pilgrimage Music & Cultural Festival, featuring performances by Chris Stapleton, Jack White, Dave Matthews & Tim Reynolds, Lionel Richie, Counting Crows, Elle King and many more! The highest bidder for the Music Industry Insider Access Experience to the Pilgrimage Festival will receive industry guest passes to the festival, access to a backstage music industry and artist hospitality area with a bar, and main stage viewing platform, and inclusion in a private pre-festival dinner with music industry influencers.

Learn more about these amazing experiences, place bids now, and support MHA and Heal The Music Day at charitybuzz.com and find the latest auction offerings at Facebook.com/MusicHealth Alliance.

Check back for upcoming auction experiences including tickets and meet & greet with Mick Fleetwood/Fleetwood Mac!

The auctions will benefit Music Health Alliance in support of its mission to PROTECT, DIRECT & CONNECT members of the music community with medical and financial solutions.

Since founding in 2013, Nashville-based non-profit Music Health Alliance has:

  • Served 8,400 members of the music community nationwide
  • Saved over $33,000,000 in healthcare costs including insurance premium savings, medical bill reductions and discounted medications
  • Supported our creative community across 38 states and every genre of music
  • Spared 428 families from bankruptcy due to a medical crisis
  • Provided 8 patients with access to transplants including heart, lung, kidney and liver
  • Facilitated access to over 200 trauma counseling sessions for Las Vegas shooting survivors and their families

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. The eight-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 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 4 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.

To learn more about Music Health Alliance, contact MHA at 615-200-6896 or info@musichealthalliance.com and learn more at HealTheMusic.com.

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For more information about Music Health Alliance contact:

Cindy Hunt / Monarch Publicity / 615-429-2203 / cindy.hunt@monarchpublicity.com

MUSIC INDUSTRY JOURNALIST ROBERT K. OERMANN TO BE HONORED AT THIRD ANNUAL MUSIC ROW STORYTELLERS EVENT

October 29 Event to Benefit Music Health Alliance
Tickets On Sale Now!

NASHVILLE (August 2, 2018) – Music Row is lined with stories…but few people have witnessed as many – and have as many to tell – as Robert K. Oermann. Since arriving in Nashville 40 years ago, “Bobby Karl” has documented, chronicled and helped tell countless tales of the people, places and events that give Music City its moniker. He’s a natural and deserved choice as this year’s Music Row Storytellers honoree.

Music Row Storytellers is an event designed to honor people who stand the test of time in telling the stories that make the music industry so fascinating – the journalists, interviewers, reporters, show hosts and others who’ve lived, breathed and witnessed these moments alongside the music- and decision-makers of Music Row. The third annual event will be held Monday, October 29 at the Wellspire Center (907 Gleaves St., Nashville TN 37203 – valet parking provided). A 6:00pm cocktail reception will be followed by a 6:30pm program honoring Oermann and benefiting Music Health Alliance. The evening will be filled with laughs and stories from Robert K. and surprise guests who’ve been part of his career.

Tickets are available for purchase here for $75.00 (fees included).

Now the unofficial historian of Nashville’s musical heritage, Robert K. Oermann’s love of music can be traced back to his Pittsburgh childhood, when he clerked in his grandmother’s record store. He moved to Nashville in 1978 for a job with the Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum. His freelance writing put his byline into such publications as Billboard, The Hollywood Reporter, Esquire, TV Guide and – in the early 1980s – the pages of an emerging newspaper called USA Today (as its first country-music reporter and critic). A dozen years with the daily Tennessean made him a Music City staple, as he evolved to become the community’s go-to journalistic source, critic, commentator and tastemaker. His entertaining singles reviews — an anchor of Music Row magazine since its inception in 1981 — have made him a music-industry must-read.

As the author of eight books, the host of the hit podcast Children of Song and a creative force in film and TV documentaries, he has chronicled America’s musical culture for decades, sometimes in collaboration with his wife, Mary A. Bufwack. Liner notes, artist bios and interviews created by Robert K. have breathed life into the careers of innumerable artists, musicians, songwriters and producers. He has served and continues to lend his expertise and perspective to numerous organizations – The Recording Academy, the CMA, the Nashville Public Library, Leadership Music and the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame among them. He is also an ombudsman for Music City as a convention speaker, a mentor to students and a frequently televised commentator. Simply put, Robert K. Oermann is a Music Row “Storyteller.”

Music Row Storytellers originated in 2016, drawing major label heads, Grammy-winning artists, noted producers and a cross-section of the music community to salute renowned music journalist Hazel Smith. 2017’s honoree was industry veteran Charlie Monk, who was celebrated by industry leaders, broadcast colleagues and Grand Ole Opry stars.

Music Row Storytellers benefits Nashville-based non-profit Music Health Alliance, which fights so those in our industry never have to feel alone in a health crisis. The seven-person team at Music Health Alliance removes obstacles so patients can receive lifesaving care. Thanks to the direct efforts of Music Health Alliance, more than 8,400 members of the music community across 38 states and all genres of music have gained access to lifesaving heart, lung, kidney and liver transplants, medications to treat Parkinson’s, end of life care and many other crucial services. Since 2013, Music Health Alliance has saved over $33-million dollars in healthcare costs including insurance premium savings, medical bill reductions and discounted medications. 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-profit’s services from birth to end of life.

The Music Row Storytellers organizing committee is a group of music industry professionals dedicated to celebrating the leaders, influencers and storytellers that “came before,” while providing awareness and financial contribution to a music industry related non-profit organization.

 

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PRESS CONTACTS:

 

For Music Row Storytellers Honoring Robert K. Oermann:

Maurice Miner, Maurice Miner Media & Marketing

mauricegminer@gmail.com

615-715-2734

 

For Music Health Alliance:

Cindy Hunt, Monarch Publicity

Cindy.Hunt@MonarchPublicity.com

615-429-2203

 

IMAGES & ASSETS (event logo, photo, etc.) AVAILABLE HERE FOR MEDIA USE

 

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JOB OPENING: DIRECTOR OF ADVOCACY & INSURANCE – POSITION FILLED

POSTED JUNE 15, 2018 — DIRECTOR OF ADVOCACY & INSURANCE NEEDED

Qualified personnel must submit cover letter & resume to careers@musichealthalliance.com. No Calls.

Job Information:
The goal for this full-time position is to guide and direct clients with their health care needs by following a solution model, patient-centered plan that best protects them and /or assistance in negotiating the reduction of medical bills and the completion of grant applications to pay for household and medical bills during a health crisis or recovery period. Individual must be solution oriented, think outside status quo, positive worldview, honest, respectful and have a deep sense of compassion. A team player capable of working independently. Capable of completing work on a timely basis. Candidate must also be sensitive to highly confidential issues and trustworthy. Requires being very detail and solution oriented, as well as versatile and open minded on learning new processes. Knowledge of the music industry and / or health insurance is a plus.

Advocacy
• Act as a liaison between the music industry and health care access
• Read and research daily medical news and stay abreast of changes as they develop so that MHA can continue to serve its clients with the latest news that will affect them
• Meet with clients to assess their medical and financial needs.
• Determine that need has been established and bills can be decreased or written off
• Counsel clients on best solution and direct them to other resources that can assist once vetted
• Assist in writing applications for financial grants (MusiCares, Opry Trust, Haven Foundation, etc.)
• Research new grant resources tailored to a client’s specific needs/diagnosis
• Enter client savings into OnContact software system as grants are made
• Support the Mission and goals of MHA
• Communicate with advocacy client periodically to assess where they are in their health journey and update MHA team
• Accept other duties as assigned

Insurance Navigator
• As a licensed agent, research best coverage for client or company and provide options for their needs.
Determine if marketplace or private insurance best suits them based on income and assessment of client interview
• Continue education and maintain license status
• Complete annual certification for marketplace
• Enter personal client information into OnContact software system with all pertinent savings, genre of music, key attachments, and health issues

Position Requirements & Qualifications:
Education and Experience
• College degree preferred but not required
• Minimum of 5 years music industry experience or 5 years of business experience in finance, psych/sociology, or health related field
• Health Insurance License a plus (MHA will train for certification upon hiring)

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
• Commitment to public service
• Needs to be compassionate, empathetic, and non-judgmental
• Requires enthusiasm, self-motivation and a positive attitude
• Strong interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills
• Ability to work with all levels of business and community leaders
• Ability to think and operate strategically and independently
• Ability to prioritize multiple tasks through strong organization skills
• Trustworthy and ability to deal with confidential matters
• Proficient in Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

Salary & Benefits

• Salary will be commensurate with experience
• Group health insurance provided to employee
• Paid vacation at one year anniversary

Music Health Alliance’s mission is to Heal the Music by providing access to healthcare through services that PROTECT, DIRECT & CONNECT music professionals with medical and financial solutions.

Music Health Alliance’s vision is to create a safe and confidential place for the music community to gain the very best healthcare and health insurance solutions through defined and transparent advocacy services with an emphasis on the prevention of illness and overall wellness. Our services are provided on a national basis in all genres of music.

THIS POSITION HAS BEEN FILLED AS OF JULY 13, 2018

MUSIC ICON RODNEY CROWELL TO LEAD 2nd ANNUAL “HEAL THE MUSIC DAY”

Benefit for Music Health Alliance to take place October 19

Nashville, TN – April 30, 2018 – Music icons Rodney Crowell and Jon Vezner are joining forces with Music Health Alliance to help Heal The Music. The 2nd annual “Heal The Music Day” will take place on Friday, October 19, 2018 as a day of nationwide music industry fundraising and awareness to support the critical and life-saving free services provided by Music Health Alliance.

Since founding in 2013, Nashville-based non-profit Music Health Alliance has:
 Served 8,400 members of the music community nationwide
 Saved over $33,000,000 in healthcare costs including insurance premium savings, medical bill reductions and discounted medications
 Supported our creative community across 38 states and every genre of music
 Spared 428 families from bankruptcy due to a medical crisis
 Provided 8 patients with access to transplants including heart, lung, kidney and liver
 Facilitated access to over 200 trauma counseling sessions for Las Vegas shooting survivors and their families

“In the world of the working musician, good health is something most of us take for granted…that is, until something goes wrong,” said Crowell. “When and if it does, there is no greater patient advocacy group than our very own Music Health Alliance. MHA has provided support to people across 38 states and so we want to carry the message beyond Nashville and are asking everyone in the music community to pledge a small percentage of their single day earnings on ‘Heal The Music Day’ to MHA so they can continue their critical work for many years to come.”

“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.

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. Learn more at HealTheMusic.com.

“In 2017 this day raised over $250,000 and this year we hope to double this amount to meet the continued increase in critical need,” shared Music Health Alliance founder and CEO Tatum Allsep, who was recently named a 2018 Innovation in Music nominee. “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.”

In 2017, many in our creative community committed to “Heal The Music Day,” pledging a percentage of their single-day revenues on October 20 to support their fellow musicians and peers in the industry in times of medical need. Champions of the effort included Chris & Morgane Stapleton, Dierks Bentley, Earls of Leicester, Emmylou Harris, Ernie Ball, Gary Allan, Gene Watson, Glen Templeton, Jerry Douglas, John Prine, Keith Urban, Lee Brice, Marty Stuart, Mary Gauthier, Miranda Lambert, Peter Frampton, Rachael Hester, Rodney Crowell, Ronnie Dunn, Rory Feek, Rosanne Cash, Sam Bush, Shawn Camp, T Bone Burnett, Vince Gill, Dualtone Records, Nashville Musicians Union, Nashville Songwriters Association International (NSAI), New Frontier Touring, Warner Chappell Music and Wiatr & Associates. Support from 2017’s inaugural “Heal The Music Day” helped to fund Music Health Alliance’s free programs and services in addition to supporting founding of The Ben Eyestone Fund.

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 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 4 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.

To learn more about Music Health Alliance’s free services and how you can take part in “Heal The Music Day,” contact MHA at 615-200-6896 or info@musichealthalliance.com and learn more at HealTheMusic.com.
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For more information about Music Health Alliance contact:
Cindy Hunt / Monarch Publicity / 615-429-2203 / cindy.hunt@monarchpublicity.com

ALICIA PRUITT, JENNIE SMYTHE AND TINA PAROL JOIN MUSIC HEALTH ALLIANCE BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Nashville, TN – May 14, 2018 – Music industry executives Alicia Pruitt (Warner/Chappel Music, Sr. Vice President, A&R), Jennie Smythe (Girlilla Marketing, CEO) and Tina Parol (Disney Music Publishing, artist & songwriter) have joined the Board of Directors of Nashville-based non-profit Music Health Alliance. The 18-member board, comprised of business leaders across multiple industries, help develop the strategic plans of Music Health Alliance in support of its mission to PROTECT, DIRECT & CONNECT members of the music community with medical and financial solutions.

Music Health Alliance Board of Directors:
President – Kris Wiatr, Wiatr & Associates, LLC
Vice President/Past Board President – Jay Williams, William Morris/Endeavor Entertainment
Treasurer – Earle Simmons, SunTrust Bank
Secretary – Dr. Michael Allsep
Todd Cayce, Richards & Southern
Rodney Crowell, Songwriter/Recording Artist
Christie Hauck, Christie Cookie Co., Christie Retail Group & Goozy
Sandy Knox, Songwriter, Knox Creative
Linda Edell Howard, Adams and Reese LLP
Cindy Hunt, Monarch Publicity
John Lytle, Lytle Management
Tina Parol, Artist and Songwriter, Disney Music Publishing
Alicia Pruitt, Warner/Chappell Music
Jennie Smythe, Girlilla Marketing
Kristin Vanderkooi, Center for Elder Veteran Rights
Rebecca Warner Strang, Philanthrophist
Dr. Herman Williams, RegionalCare
Tatum Allsep, Founder/CEO, Music Health Alliance

Since founding in 2013, Nashville-based non-profit Music Health Alliance has:
• Served 8,400 members of the music community nationwide
• Saved over $33,000,000 in healthcare costs including insurance premium savings, medical bill reductions and discounted medications
• Supported our creative community across 38 states and every genre of music
• Spared 428 families from bankruptcy due to a medical crisis
• Provided 8 patients with access to transplants including heart, lung, kidney and liver
• Facilitated access to over 200 trauma counseling sessions for Las Vegas shooting survivors and their families

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. 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 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 4 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.

To learn more about Music Health Alliance, contact MHA at 615-200-6896 or info@musichealthalliance.com and learn more at HealTheMusic.com.

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For more information about Music Health Alliance contact:
Cindy Hunt / Monarch Publicity / 615-429-2203 / cindy.hunt@monarchpublicity.com

Ben Eyestone Fund

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (March 18, 2018) — The Ben Eyestone Fund, a joint effort between Music Health Alliance and Saint Thomas Health, announces it will provide a menu of services for preventative and primary care (application here). The newly-created fund will serve un-insured or under-insured music industry professionals in Davidson and surrounding counties within Middle Tennessee earning an adjusted gross income under 300% above the Federal Poverty Level who show an obvious diagnostic need.

The Ben Eyestone Fund is launching with $70,000 in contributions from Saint Thomas Foundation, Music Health Alliance, the Eyestone family and generous industry peers including Dierks Bentley, Elizabeth Cook and Yazoo Brewing Company.

As shared in The Tennessean , the fund is created in memory of East Nashville musician Ben Eyestone, who would have celebrated his 29th birthday last month. The drummer for alternative acts Margo Price, Nikki Lane and The Lonely H’s died on July 12, 2017; days after a delayed biopsy delivered a diagnosis of advanced colon cancer. Referred to as an “untimely death,” it was a tragic and preventable passing of a rising star due to a healthcare system that failed him.

“He had what I believe to be the greatest pre-existing condition in Nashville,” says Music Health Alliance Founder and CEO Tatum Hauck Allsep. “He was a poor, uninsured musician. Ben tried to utilize the resources available to him at free clinics and two public hospitals but the healthcare system failed Ben at every single turn.”

As industry advocates, helping music professionals across the country gain access to affordable healthcare is at the heart of Music Health Alliance’s mission. The launch of the Ben Eyestone Fund furthers that mission by removing barriers to life-saving diagnostics and treatment.

“The goal is to offer 100% access and get all diagnostics covered while eliminating all the same barriers that ultimately led to Ben’s death,” says Allsep.

“We are honored to partner with Music Health Alliance, an influential organization that helps to provide necessary care to the poor and vulnerable,” said Dawn Rudolph, chief experience officer, Saint Thomas Health. “The Ben Eyestone fund has the potential to save lives by eliminating access barriers in the communities we serve.”

“Ben was only 28 years old,” said Allsep. “Freddie Mercury was 29 when he wrote ‘Bohemian Rhapsody,’ Neil Diamond was 28 when he wrote ‘Sweet Caroline,’ Dolly Parton was 28 when she wrote ‘I Will Always Love You,’ and Paul McCartney was a few days older than Ben was when he wrote ‘Hey Jude?’ Think about the potential this young man had yet to discover. Ben Eyestone did not have to die, and this fund will ensure that no one else dies a victim of the same system that failed him.”

To learn more about the Ben Eyestone Fund and how to contribute, contact Music Health Alliance at (615) 200-6896. Link to Ben Eyestone Fund Application

About Music Health Alliance

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 heart and liver transplants, medications to treat Parkinson’s, end of life care and many other necessary services. In its first five years of service, Music Health Alliance has saved over $30 million in medical bills and reduced premiums and served over 8,000 people in the music community. 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-profit’s services from birth to end of life.

 Contact Music Health Alliance at 615-200-6896 or info@musichealthalliance.com and learn more at MusicHealthAlliance.com.

ABOUT SAINT THOMAS HEALTH

In Tennessee, Ascension’s Saint Thomas Health operates nine hospitals in addition to a comprehensive network of affiliated joint ventures, medical practices, clinics and rehabilitation facilities that cover a 68-county area and employ more than 8,000 associates.  Across the state, Saint Thomas Health provided more than $92 million in community benefit and care of persons living in poverty in fiscal year 2017.  Serving Tennessee for 15 years, Ascension is a faith-based healthcare organization committed to delivering compassionate, personalized care to all, with special attention to persons living in poverty and those most vulnerable.  Ascension is the largest non-profit health system in the U.S. and the world’s largest Catholic health system, operating 2,500 sites of care – including 141 hospitals and more than 30 senior living facilities – in 22 states and the District of Columbia. Visit www.sthealth.com.

ABOUT ASCENSION

Ascension (www.ascension.org) is a faith-based healthcare organization dedicated to transformation through innovation across the continuum of care. As the largest non-profit health system in the U.S. and the world’s largest Catholic health system, Ascension is committed to delivering compassionate, personalized care to all, with special attention to persons living in poverty and those most vulnerable. In FY2017, Ascension provided more than $1.8 billion in care of persons living in poverty and other community benefit programs. Ascension includes approximately 150,000 associates and 36,000 aligned providers. Ascension’s Healthcare Division operates 2,500 sites of care – including 141 hospitals and more than 30 senior living facilities – in 22 states and the District of Columbia, while its Solutions Division provides a variety of services and solutions including physician practice management, venture capital investing, investment management, biomedical engineering, facilities management, clinical care management, information services, risk management, and contracting through Ascension’s own group purchasing organization.

 

 

MUSIC INDUSTRY VETERAN CHARLIE MONK HONORED AT SECOND ANNUAL MUSIC ROW STORYTELLERS EVENT

NASHVILLE (October 10, 2017) – Music industry veteran Charlie Monk was honored Monday, October 9 at the second annual Music Row Storytellers event, benefiting Music Health Alliance.

 

The event honors those who stand the test of time in telling the stories that make the music industry so fascinating – the journalists, interviewers, reporters, show hosts and others who chronicle and share the stories of Music Row and its musicmakers.

 

Charlie Monk’s career began as a DJ in the 1950s in his home state of Alabama, bringing him to Music City in 1968. A role at ASCAP was followed by a move into publishing, eventually under his own banner, Monk Family Music, where he signed an unknown Randy Travis, nurtured the career of Kenny Chesney and developed the talents of Nashville’s biggest songwriters. After a brief tenure at Acuff-Rose, Monk settled into his role as a leader in the music community, serving as an executive and member on the boards of such organizations as NARAS, Nashville Songwriters Association International, the GMA and CMA. A founder of the Country Radio Seminar, his decades as the host of the New Faces Show allowed his wit and humor to shine their brightest…as they still do six days a week on SiriusXM Channel 59 (Willie’s Roadhouse).

 

Photos from Music Row Storytellers: An Evening Celebrating Charlie Monk
are available for download here or by pasting the following link into your browser:

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/7gh6191c8gw918b/AABa4AB-6OVN-ksJWRqIvydta?dl=0

Photo credit: Jeremiah Scott

(L-R) John Zarling, event co-chair and EVP/Marketing & New Business, Sony Music Nashville / Tatum Hauck Allsep, Founder & Executive Director, Music Health Alliance / Music Row Storytellers honoree Charlie Monk / Sheila Shipley Biddy, COO, Music Health Alliance / Maurice Miner, event co-chair and President, Maurice Miner Media & Marketing

 

  

(L-R) Scott Borchetta, Founder/President/CEO, Big Machine Label Group / Sandi Spika Borchetta, Sr. VP Creative, Big Machine Label Group / Capucine Monk (Charlie Monk’s daughter) / Music Row Storytellers honoree Charlie Monk

 

Music Row Storytellers honoree Charlie Monk & Grand Ole Opry star Jeannie Seely

 

(L-R) Steve Blatter, SVP & General Manager, Music Programming, SiriusXM / J.R. Schumann, Sr. Director, Country Programming, SiriusXM / Music Row Storytellers honoree Charlie Monk / Storme Warren, event host and SiriusXM personality

 

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ABOUT MUSIC HEALTH ALLIANCE:

Nashville-based non-profit Music Health Alliance fights so those in our industry never have to feel alone in a health crisis. The eight-person team at Music Health Alliance removes obstacles so patients can receive lifesaving care. Thanks to the direct efforts of Music Health Alliance, members of the music community across the 36 states have gained access to lifesaving heart and liver transplants, medications to treat Parkinson’s, end of life care and many other necessary services. Since 2013, Music Health Alliance has saved over $17 million dollars in medical bills and reduced premiums and served over 5,800 people in the music community. 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-profit’s services from birth to end of life.

 

 

PRESS CONTACTS:

 

For Music Row Storytellers Honoring Charlie Monk:

Maurice Miner, Maurice Miner Media & Marketing

mauricegminer@gmail.com

615-715-2734

 

For Music Health Alliance:

Cindy Hunt, Monarch Publicity

Cindy.Hunt@MonarchPublicity.com

615-429-2203

 

MUSIC HEALTH ALLIANCE ANNOUNCES NEW HIRINGS, PROMOTIONS AND GROUP HEALTH INSURANCE EXPANSION

Nashville, TN — September 18, 2017 — Music Health Alliance, the music industry’s healthcare advocate, announced today several new hires, promotions and the expansion of group health insurance options at the Nashville-based non-profit.

Joining the company are Bonita Allen and Allison Klein. Allen, whose previous stops include BMI, MCA, Bluewater Music and Westwood One, joins MHA as Director of Advocacy, Insurance & Client Services. She can be reached at bonita@musichealthalliance.com. Klein, whose background includes digital marketing and brand management, joins MHA as Director of Advocacy, Insurance & Marketing. She will oversee marketing services for the 501c3 in addition to client advocacy and individual health insurance needs and can be reached at Allison@musichealthalliance.com.

“As the need for MHA’s programs and services continues to grow at a record setting pace, I am thrilled to announce these additions,” said Music Health Alliance CEO and Founder, Tatum Hauck Allsep. “Bonita brings more than 35 years of music and entertainment experience as well as a sincere compassion and a wealth of health care knowledge. While Allison’s background in digital strategy, sponsorships and marketing will add a new dimension to MHA’s communications as we grow, it’s her inherent love for helping others and resourceful nature that make her a great advocate addition. They both bring MHA closer to our mission to Heal the Music each and every day.”

Kimberly Dunn, MHA Director of Group Health, is spearheading an expansion of Music Health Alliance’s Group Health division, ensuring that the small businesses of the music industry have an experienced, not-for-profit advocate on their side.  Kimberly has been with MHA since its founding and she has seen first-hand the immense need for small businesses to have a trusted advocate. Her job does not stop with enrollment – she continues to act as an advocate to all employees on group plans from birth to end of life to ensure that all of their healthcare needs are met.

“I am so excited that MHA can meet the HUGE need for group health insurance in our industry and there is no one better to lead this expansion than Kimberly Dunn,” said Allsep. “Kimberly’s simplifies the group health insurance process in the same way that MHA has done in the individual health insurance world, by focusing on the facts and removing all of the smoke and mirrors as the only not-for-profit advocate in this arena.”

Several members of the Music Health Alliance team have received promotions and new titles to represent updated roles and responsibilities as the company readies for open enrollment, Medicare signups and October 20’s Heal The Music Day. MHA Founder Tatum Hauck Allsep adds CEO responsibilities while Certified Senior Advisor® Shelia Shipley Biddy is elevated to COO. Taylor Clay is promoted to the position of Director of Advocacy & Insurance for the non-profit.

As advocates, Music Health Alliance fights so those in our industry never have to feel alone in a health crisis. The eight-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 heart and liver transplants, medications to treat Parkinson’s, end of life care and many other necessary services. Since 2013, Music Health Alliance has saved over $17 million dollars in medical bills and reduced premiums and served over 5,800 people in the music community. 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-profit’s services from birth to end of life. Learn more at MusicHealthAlliance.com.
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For Music Health Alliance press contact:
Heather Conley / Monarch Publicity / 615-202-5070 / heather.conley@monarchpublicity.com

MUSIC HEALTH ALLIANCE AND HEALTH:FURTHER PARTNER FOR ANNUAL FESTIVAL

MUSIC HEALTH ALLIANCE AND HEALTH:FURTHER PARTNER
FOR ANNUAL FESTIVAL AT NASHVILLE’S MUSIC CITY CENTER

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (July 13, 2017) — Music Health Alliance (MHA), the music industry’s non-profit healthcare advocate, will partner with Health:Further for its annual Health:Further Festival at the Music City Center in Nashville, TN to be held August 22 – 25, 2017.

The Health:Further Festival is an annual gathering which brings together over 2,000 of the brightest minds in healthcare innovation focused on improving the industry and building a healthier, more sustainable future.

The partnership is designed to showcase the relationship between two of Nashville’s primary industries — music and healthcare — while also expanding opportunities for the creative community to attend the Festival. MHA and Health:Further will collaborate on a scholarship to provide complimentary Festival passes to students and healthcare practitioners. Additionally, MHA will help program components of the Festival, including Brenda Lee for a keynote address and musical entertainment, headlined by three-time Grammy Award winner Delbert McClinton, that will be staged throughout the event. A portion of the proceeds from the Festival will be donated exclusively to Music Health Alliance to continue its life-changing services for Nashville’s more than 56,000 people who make a living in the music industry, 76% of whom are self-employed or part of small business.

“Music Health Alliance is a remarkable organization providing critical healthcare services to the music industry, one of Nashville’s largest professional communities,” said Marcus Whitney, CEO & Co-Founder of Health:Further. “The work they do towards making health accessible to musicians aligns closely with our vision at Health:Further, and we could not be more proud to support them in this effort.”

“Music Health Alliance is thrilled to partner with Health:Further in this one-of-a-kind event,” said Music Health Alliance Founder Tatum Allsep. “The forward-thinkers in the Health:Further community are committed to developing the most accessible, affordable and quality healthcare landscape of tomorrow and at MHA we believe this kind of innovative and creative thinking is vital to ensure that the ‘Music’ in Music City stays alive and well.”

The Health:Further Festival is co-produced by the Center for Health Care Market Innovation at Vanderbilt University, in addition to collaboration with TN HIMSS to produce the Summit of the Southeast. It is presented by HealthTrust. Strategic partners include PYA, Waller, Bailey Southwell and Mercer.

For more information on this partnership and the event, visit http://www.healthfurther.com/music-health-alliance

 ABOUT MUSIC HEALTH ALLIANCE

MUSIC HEALTH ALLIANCE was founded in 2013 to connect our creative community with invaluable access to life-changing healthcare resources and enable access to doctors, medicine, health insurance and financial assistance for music industry professionals across the U.S. in all genres of music. Music Health Alliance provides compassionate and patient-driven healthcare support with a vision of long-term prevention of illness and overall wellness from the beginning to the end of life for all genres of music across the nation. And their services are entirely free. To date, they have saved over $16 million dollars in medical bills and reduced premiums and served over 5,600 people in the music community.

ABOUT HEALTH:FURTHER

Health:Further is an open community focused on the future of health. We are driven to pursue two difficult ideals: that health is a human right, and that health must be supported affordably and sustainably. Each year our community gathers at the Health:Further Festival in Nashville, TN to exchange ideas, evidence and good will. We are providers, payers, politicians and practitioners. We are investors, innovators, artists and activists. We are patients, and together, we will create the ideal future of health. More at HealthFurther.com.

For more information, contact:

Health:Further:

Marcus Whitney, Co-founder & CEO
Marcus@healthfurther.com

For Music Health Alliance:

Cindy Hunt, Monarch Publicity
615-429-2203 / cindy.hunt@monarchpublicity.com

 

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