With the growing need for access to life-saving healthcare, mental health, and financial resources for working musicians, artists of all music genres are teaming up to support Heal the Music Day October 21, 2022
Donate at MusicHealthAlliance.com/Heal-The-Music-Day; Donations will be matched up to $25,000 October 1-21
Nashville, TN – September 21, 2022 – The fifth annual “Heal The Music Day” will be October 21, 2022 and music makers across all genres are invited to join Chris & Morgan Stapleton, Lauren Daigle, Keith Urban, Rodney Crowell, Ronnie Dunn, Tina Parol, Vince Gill, Wiatr & Associates, and many more to raise awareness and funding to support Music Health Alliance (MHA). In just nine years, MHA has provided free healthcare advocacy and access to life-saving health and financial resources to more than 18,000 working music professionals nationwide and is entirely funded through individual and corporate donations and grants.
Launched in 2017, Heal The Music Day is the brainchild of Grammy-winning musician Rodney Crowell who is championing this year’s campaign with MHA in 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, many with limited and unpredictable resources, and often uninsured or under-insured for healthcare. To participate, 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 a single day earnings or event to support MHA’s life-saving services and help their fellow music makers who are in need.
“In the world of the working musician, good health is something most of us take for granted – that is, until something goes wrong,” says Crowell. “The healthcare advocates at MHA ensure that no music professional must face a healthcare crisis alone. It is crucial to support MHA’s work to heal the music and the best part is that music makers don’t have to do anything that they are not already doing. Pledges can be as simple as a percent of a concert, event, creative work, or single donation made for Heal The Music Day October 21.”
Through personal and compassionate healthcare advocates, Music Health Alliance’s free services range from access to doctors, specialists, diagnostic testing, hospitals, medicine, health insurance, Medicare and senior care, mental health support, dental and vision resources, end of life care, and financial assistance resources during times of illness. For every $1 donated, MHA can provide $30 in healthcare support and services.
“Heal The Music Day is not only our largest fundraiser, but also an opportunity for the music industry to step up and support their fellow musicians in need. The need for our services has increased more than 65% this year over last, with mental health support growing more than 300% over the past two years. Our goal is to raise more than $300,000 this year to meet the continued increase in critical need and ensure that nobody working in the music industry will ever have to walk a health crisis alone. Heal The Music Day is a great investment into the long-term health and wellness of the music industry as a whole,” says Tatum Allsep, MHA Founder and CEO.
Pledges made for Heal The Music Day will continue the impact of MHA’s services on our country’s working musicians since 2013.
- Healthcare support for 18,000 music industry professionals served in 49 states
- 2,380 families saved from bankruptcy due to medical bills
- 28 music professionals assisted with life-saving heart, liver, kidney, and lung transplants
- More than 912,000 meals, medicine, health insurance premiums, and doctor visits provided for the most vulnerable music industry professionals during Covid relief
- $85 million in healthcare costs saved for working musicians and their families
Become a Heal The Music Day partner and make a pledge at https://www.healthemusic.com/. Through an anonymous matching donor, all donations made October 1-21 will be matched up to $25,000, doubling the impact of donations by music makers and music supporters alike.
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 three 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 email@example.com and learn more at MusicHealthAlliance.com.
MUSIC HEALTH ALLIANCE
Founded in 2013 and based in Nashville, Music Health Alliance (MHA) has provided free healthcare advocacy and lifesaving support and resources to more than 18,000 music industry members across 49 states in the non-profit’s first nine years. MHA has supported songwriters, musicians, performers, producers, engineers, venue operators, artist managers, agents, publishers, business managers, and more by providing access to medicine, mental health resources, COVID-19 relief, diagnostic tests, lifesaving transplants, end of life care, and many other necessary services, saving more than $85,000,000 in healthcare costs for the nationwide music community in less than a decade. Entirely funded through grants and individual and corporate donations, financial support from the music community is critical to continue MHA’s advocacy and free services. For every $1 donation, MHA is able to provide $30 in life-saving healthcare resources to Heal The Music. MHA fights so those in our industry never have to feel alone in a health crisis and removes obstacles so patients can receive lifesaving care. All MHA services are free to any person who has worked in the music industry for three 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. More info at www.musichealthalliance.com.
To learn more about Music Health Alliance contact MHA at 615-200-6896 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Request assistance at: musichealthalliance.com/request-assistance
Donate to Music Health Alliance at: musichealthalliance.com/donate-to-heal
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For more information about Music Health Alliance contact:
Joseph Conner / Essential Broadcast Media / email@example.com
Cindy Hunt / Monarch Publicity / firstname.lastname@example.org
Carla Denham / Music Health Alliance / email@example.com
Do you offer any t-shirts with a “Heal the Music” logo on them? If you do, I would be very interested in ordering at least 2 of them.
When my husband suddenly passed a little more than 2 years ago, I turned to music to help me get thru the days & nites. Music and the words in the songs are SO much more important to me now. The songs say what we can’t put into words or are too emotional to say when we hear certain songs. Music is a daily thing I do-just as important to me as eating & sleeping. If I didn’t have music & my counselors to help me thru these past 2 years, I honestly don’t know if I would have made it.
Love that you love music as much as we do! We do not have Heal The Music Merchandise- maybe next year.
Thank you for your support and take care-