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FREE SEMINARS, SCREENINGS AND SERVICES OFFERED BY MUSIC HEALTH ALLIANCE IN THE WEEK LEADING TO “HEAL THE MUSIC DAY”

Mammograms, Dental Care and Health & Wellness Workshop available Oct. 16-18 in Nashville – space is limited!

In celebration of “Heal The Music Day,” Nashville-based non-profit MUSIC HEALTH ALLIANCE is offering a series of free seminars, screenings and dental services to members of the music community. Free mammograms will be offered at Music Health Alliance in the St. Thomas Mobile Mammography Unit on October 16 during Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Following unprecedented demand for the inaugural Dental Days held in August and September, Music Health Alliance will offer two additional days of free dental exams, cleanings, x-rays and emergency extractions on October 17 and 18. In addition, Music Health Alliance board member and Disney Music Publishing artist and songwriter Tina Parol will moderate a health and wellness workshop “Look Ma No Hands” on October 17. Members of the music community can visit http://www.musichealthalliance.com/blog/ or call Music Health Alliance Manager of Client Services and Communication Carrie Bryant at 615-200-6891 to learn more and make a reservation for one of the many free health care services offered during the week leading up to “Heal The Music Day.”  Space is limited and reservations will be made on a first-come-first-served bases so sign up today!

DATE TIME LOCATION DESCRIPTION RESERVE NOW!
Tues. Oct. 16 9am – 4pm Music Health Alliance – 2737 Larmon Dr, Nashville, TN 37204 BREAST FEST!

Free mammograms available via St. Thomas Mobile Mammogram Unit. Reservation required!

Space is limited and appointments are made on a first-come-first-served basis. Reserve now http://bit.ly/MHABreastFest or call 615-200-6891

 

 

Wed. Oct. 17 5pm-7pm The Steps at WME – 1201 Demonbreun St. 15th Floor Nashville, TN 37203 LOOK MA NO HANDS! Free Health and Wellness panel and workshop with expert guidance for riding the ups and downs of the music industry. Reservation required! Space is limited to 50 people and reservation is required http://bit.ly/LookMaWorkshop

or call 615-200-6891

Wed. Oct. 17 9am – 4pm Music Health Alliance – 2737 Larmon Dr, Nashville, TN 37204 DENTAL DAY! Exams, cleanings, x-rays and emergency extractions provided onsite. Reservation required! Space is limited and appointments are made on a first-come-first-served basis. Reserve now http://bit.ly/MHADentalDay

or call 615-200-6891

Thurs. Oct 18 9am – 4pm Music Health Alliance – 2737 Larmon Dr, Nashville, TN 37204 DENTAL DAY! Exams, cleanings, x-rays and emergency extractions provided onsite. Reservation required! Space is limited and appointments are made on a first-come-first-served basis. Reserve now http://bit.ly/MHADentalDay

or call 615-200-6891

“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, diagnostic services, 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. Donate now at HealTheMusic.com or checks can be mailed to Music Health Alliance at 2737 Larmon Dr., Nashville, TN 37204. Funds raised during “Heal The Music Day” support the non-profit’s free services, advocacy, education and preventative care initiatives. Learn more at HealTheMusic.com.

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

FREE events offered by Music Health Alliance during the week leading up to the 2nd Annual “Heal The Music Day”:

BREAST FEST 2018 – http://bit.ly/MHABreastFest

Date: Tuesday, October 16
Time: 9am – 4pm
Location: Music Health Alliance 2737 Larmon Dr. Nashville, TN 37204

Description: Music Health Alliance and Saint Thomas Health’s Mobile Mammogram Unit will offer free mammograms to women working in the music industry who meet the following requirements: 40 years or older without health insurance and an income less than 250% of the Federal Poverty Level ($40,600 for one person household / $51,050 for two person household). Call (615) 200-6891 to schedule your appointment now.

DENTAL DAY – http://bit.ly/MHADentalDay

Date: Wednesday, October 17 and Thursday, October 18 (FULL)
Time: 9am – 4pm
Location: Music Health Alliance 2737 Larmon Dr. Nashville, TN 37204

Description: Exams, Cleanings, X-Rays and Emergency Extractions provided onsite.  If there is a need for fillings, crowns, root canals, etc. a follow-up will be scheduled. Insurance not required. Call (615) 200-6891 to schedule your appointment now.

LOOK MA NO HANDS – http://bit.ly/LookMaWorkshop

Date: Wednesday, October 17
Time: 5pm – 7pm
Location: The Steps at WME – 1201 Demonbreun St. 15th Floor Nashville, TN 37203

Description: Free health and wellness workshop moderated by Music Health Alliance board member and Disney Music Publishing artist and songwriter Tina Parol. “Look Ma No Hands” will provide expert guidance in navigating the ups and downs of the music industry including expert advice and tools and techniques to improve mental health, decrease stress, improve physical health and restore peace. Expert panelists include Vanessa Londino (Cast Iron Counseling), Lanny West (Wellness Coach and Nutritionist), Daphne Willis (Artist and Advocate) and Dr. Yasmine Van Wilt (Artist and Advocate). Limited to 50 people, call (615) 200-6891 to reserve your spot now.

Contact Music Health Alliance at 615-200-6896 or info@musichealthalliance.com to learn more about their free services and how you can take part in “Heal The Music Day.”

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For more information about Music Health Alliance contact:

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

 

“Look Ma No Hands” Panel & Workshop 10/17/18

Look Ma No Hands is a unique Panel & Workshop to Provide Expert Guidance Riding The Ups & Downs of the Music Industry.  Space is limited.  CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

PANEL & WORKSHOP: A one-of-a-kind event providing Tools and Techniques to decrease the unique stresses of Music Business today so you can refocus, live well and continue to make the great music of tomorrow. All attendees will be provided with one free counseling session with a licensed professional counselor upon request.

Panelists:

  • Vanessa Londino, Cast Iron Counseling
  • Lanny West, Wellness Coach & Nutritionist
  • Daphne Willis, Artist & Mental Health Advocate
  • Dr Yasmine Van Wilt , Artist & Mental Health Advocate
  • Moderated by Tina Parol, Disney Songwriter, Recording Artist

BIOS:

VANESSA LONDINO, Cast Iron Counseling

Vanessa has a B.F.A. from the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University and a M.A. in Counseling from Trevecca Nazarene University. She is a licensed professional counselor and a certified personal trainer. Her focus is on holistic integration. This means treating the whole person: mind, heart, spirit, and body. Her specializations include trauma and the effects of abuse, addicted and narcissistic family systems, women’s identity issues, spiritual trauma/abuse, couples, and adolescents. Her own healing journey led her to psychotherapy in her early adult years. She is a therapist who’s also been a client. When Vanessa is not counseling, she is speaking, teaching, and writing. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, cooking, and trail running. She also loves used book stores and road trips.

LANNY WEST, Tipping Point Artist Wellness

Lanny West has worked in music and entertainment for over 30 years. Over that time, he gained more and more interest in nutrition and holistic health matters, putting it into practice in his own life. It didn’t take long to realize what a challenge it is to get healthy and stay healthy in the music world whether you’re on the road, in the studio or just hanging out with musicians. It was that insight that inspired Tipping Point Artist Wellness. It’s a unique solution to a unique problem: staying healthy and balanced in a business that lends itself to midnight drive-through meals, open bar tabs and sleeping at 70 mph. And that’s where Lanny’s singular background comes into play. By combining his training as an Integrative Wellnees Coach from The Institute for Integrative Nutrition (IIN) with his experience in the music industry, he not only knows what you should be doing, but can help you navigate the realities of putting that plan into practice under less-than-ideal circumstances. And that experience helps him do the part that he likes best: helping you get healthy so you can focus your time and energy on being creative and productive with your art.

DAPHNE WILLIS, Recording Artist & Mental Health Advocate

Collaborating across multiple genres ranging from Roots-Rock and Pop to Hip Hop and Electronic Dance Music, classifying Daphne Willis in musical terms is no easy task. With infectious melodies delivered with lyrical precision and honesty, the songs and performances of Daphne Willis are sincere, compelling and relevant. Raised in Chicago, Daphne now calls Nashville, TN home and cites influences as varied as Elvis Costello and Michael Jackson, but her musical output cleverly incorporates such inspirations into a style that is refreshing and contemporary in a way that suits her songs best. With over 1,000 shows under her belt over the past several years, Daphne has been spreading her music to passionate fans across the United States. Her infectious personality combined with her incredible talent caught the eyes and ears of Sony/ATV Music Publishing in early 2016 who quickly signed Daphne to a worldwide publishing agreement. This partnership has resulted in several of her songs being recorded by other artists and used in Commercial, Film and TV productions such as One Tree Hill, Empire and a Microsoft Ad Campaign.

  1. YASMINE VAN WILT,Recording Artist and Mental Health Advocate

Yasmine constructs creative and critical works that explore gender, sexuality, and women’s studies, the environmental humanities, and the medical humanities from an eco-feminist, postcolonial lens. She earned her doctorate in Creative Writing and Postcolonial Studies from the University of London in 2016, and is a Mellon Fellow, an artist-in-residence at Columbia University, and the CEO of Van Wilt Records.She is currently Executive Producing and Impact Producing the feature film Into the Light, directed by eight-time Emmy-winner Charles Stuart, for PBS premiere in May, 2018; the film has screened at the National Geographic headquarters and has been screened at many colleges, including at Columbia University, UCLA, Dartmouth, and is supported by the Campaign to Change Direction.She has also joined the PBS televisions show Health Minds as an Executive Producing, Creative Producer, Impact Producer, and Composer for PBS. She is also releasing a number of musical works via Kobalt Records/Big Machine Record Label, etc this spring and autumn and is the Executive Producer, Creative Producer, Script Developer, and Composer, and Principal Investigator for a project with Everfi, Columbia University, Cornell University, and The WHO.Her musical works have reached Top 40 charts in the UK and US, and she has reached Gold-certified status with a number of compositions. Her work has been co-produced by the BBC, national theatres, West End venues, and major receiving and touring theatres and venues. She has managed several multi-national projects with budgets in excess of $10M USD. The fruits of this labor have been shown at the United Nations, national theaters, on PBS, major international radio, and beyond.

TINA PAROL, Songwriter, Recording Artist and Music Health Alliance Board Member

Tina is a first-generation American born to Polish immigrants in Somerville, NJ. She is fluent in Polish and did not speak English until Kindergarten. At the age of 14, Tina had already developed musical and business instincts beyond her years. Pretending to be her mother, she would cold-call entertainment lawyers in NYC with the intent to land a publishing deal. Tina attended the prestigious New York University, enrolling in both the Clive Davis Department at Tisch School of the Arts, and Liberal Arts School programs. While at school, those same instincts and ambitions helped her to build valuable relationships in the music industry, leading to both a record deal with Universal Motown, and successful pop single “Who’s Got Your Money?”. The single, co-written and co-produced by Parol, charted to #34 on the Pop Airplay charts and allowed Tina the opportunity to tour around the country opening for acts like Flo Rida and Boys Like Girls. Tina’s unrelenting passion for songwriting ultimately lead her to Nashville, TN, where she is a thriving member of the songwriting community, writing with the industry’s best and brightest. Her experiences as a recording artist have shaped her into a very versatile writer with multi-genre sensibilities. Her songs have been recorded by Britney Spears, Sabrina Carpenter, Jamie Lynn Spears, Krewella, Jerrod Niemann, Dallas Smith, Kevin Rudolf, Haley Georgia, Jessie James Decker, and many others. Her songs have also appeared on shows for Fox, Lifetime, MTV, NBC

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MUSIC HEALTH ALLIANCE ANNOUNCES NEW HIRINGS AND PROMOTIONS

Nashville, TN — August 21, 2018 — Music Health Alliance, the music industry’s healthcare advocate, announced today several new hires and promotions at the Nashville-based non-profit.

Experienced healthcare advocate Nikki Viverette, a native of Atlanta, Georgia who has lived in Nashville since 2010, joined Music Health Alliance last week as Director of Advocacy and Insurance. Having most recently served as Health Policy Analyst at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Viverette has worked directly with and advocated for individuals and families trying to access coverage and care under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), TennCare, and CoverKids. In her role as a federally-certified Navigator under the ACA, Nikki also developed curriculum, trained, and provided support to staff at Federally-Qualified Health Centers, as well as other ACA enrollment assisters across the state, and provided education to the public about their options for accessing coverage and care under the ACA. For the last few years, she carried her experience in health advocacy to the field of health policy. There, she drew from her experience in working directly with individuals and families and applied that to her research and writing on Medicaid, health reform, and insurance coverage.

“I’m excited to move back into a role where I can work directly with individuals in a way that educates and empowers them,” says Viverette. “It’s important to me to work with a team committed to advocating for those in need, and I look forward to supporting the music community across the country along with everyone at Music Health Alliance.”

Viverette can be reached at Nikki@musichealthalliance.com.

Viverette succeeds music industry veteran and MHA’s first fulltime employee, Kimberly Dunn, who is leaving to spend more time with her family. “Music Health Alliance would like to sincerely thank Kimberly for the last 5 years of dedicated service, encouragement and belief in MHA’s mission,” says Music Health Alliance Founder/CEO, Tatum Hauck Allsep.

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 19’s Heal The Music Day. Bonita Allen has added group health insurance to her responsibilities and has been promoted to Director of Advocacy, Group and Individual Insurance. In addition, Taylor Clay is promoted to Senior Director of Advocacy and Insurance.

With Allen’s promotion MHA announces its first full-time group health division.  MHA now offers full service group health insurance for small businesses with a purpose-filled twist.   All revenues from MHA’s group health division are deposited directly into the Cowboy Jack Clement Fund providing grants to cover the cost of medical needs not covered by health insurance to music industry professionals experiencing a health crisis.  To date, the Cowboy Jack Clement Fund has provided 221 grants totaling over $78,000 in life-saving medical needs.

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, 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. Learn more at MusicHealthAlliance.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 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

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