Music Heals! The music you are making each day has an impact much greater than a chart position or Sound Scan report. As music makers you are helping Kenneth, a stroke survivor, learn to speak again, and you are giving Deanna, a fourteen year-old with cancer, a reason to keep fighting.
The music industry is a player among the nation’s largest industries, with an economic impact of $147 billion in 6 of America’s largest cities. Despite this percieved prosperity, an estimated 76 percent of music industry professionals have no access to group health benefits.
“Why are you starting a nonprofit in a down economy? Why are you focused on healthcare and health insurance when it is changing by the minute?” . . . I have been asked these questions more times than I care to count.