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A 26-Year-Old Safety Net That Only Gets Stronger

Lionel Richie | Posted 02.08.2017 | Entertainment
Lionel Richie

The chance to invite my friends and fellow artists to join me in ensuring that music people have a place to turn in times of financial, medical and personal crisis is deeply important to me for two reasons: it continues a long tradition of musicians giving back to help those in need, and it underscores the challenges faced by professionals who make music their lifelong focus, but who all too often do so at significant personal cost.

Bob Dylan Thanks Jimi Hendrix, Johnny Cash In Heartfelt Acceptance Speech

The Huffington Post | Lauren Zupkus | Posted 02.09.2015 | Entertainment

Bob Dylan was given the MusiCares Person of the Year award in Los Angeles on Saturday, and the acclaimed songwriter paid tribute to fellow renowned mu...

Building a Bridge Between Cultures With Carole King

Ahmad El Haggar | Posted 04.21.2014 | College
Ahmad El Haggar

The previous week I was with my family in Cairo, and now here I was performing at a Grammy event in Los Angeles with Carole King -- a music legend.

WHY Music: Music With A Heart

Frank Fitzpatrick | Posted 04.05.2014 | Impact
Frank Fitzpatrick

My hope is that, after the glitter and glamor of Grammy week has faded, the spotlight can continue to shine bright on, and draw the world's attention to music's critical role in these other areas of our lives and society.

Thank You, Mr. Dog Ears: My Interviews with Phil Ramone, Plus H.D. Harmsen's 'Teetotaler' Video Premiere

Mike Ragogna | Posted 06.19.2013 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

I personally was saddened by the iconic producer/engineer/mastermind's recent passing not only because I kind of bonded with him during our two interviews together, but also because his sonic fingerprints are all over so much of the music I grew up on.

The Boss Gets Quite The Honor

Posted 01.04.2013 | Fifty

While some of us are still figuring out our resolutions, Bruce Springsteen has already racked up an impressive win: person of the year. MusiCares, a c...

Katy Perry To Donate Proceeds From Revenge Song

Posted 02.16.2012 | Impact

When Katy Perry sings about how she wants to share "Part of me" with others, she means it. After her performance at the Grammys, Katy Perry's new s...

How Much Do Celebs Personally Benefit From Auctioning Their Items For Charity? | Posted 01.13.2012 | Impact

Stars give up their personal items in charity-related auctions all the time, and often they make a big deal in the press about their resulting charita...

Helping Uninsured Singers Save Their Voices and Their Careers

Michael J. Pitman, M.D. | Posted 01.29.2012 | Impact
Michael J. Pitman, M.D.

With the poor economy and lack of universal healthcare coverage, many people do not have access to the healthcare they desperately need. One group that all too often finds itself in this situation is that of professional singers.

Creating Community in LA: A Safety Net for Singers

Michael Sigman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Michael Sigman

A small but mighty outfit, the 25-year-old Society of Singers helps songsters with doctor visits, counseling, or basic and often emergency assistance.

Matthew McConaughey & Camila Alves Step Out Weeks After Baby (PHOTOS)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Grammy weekend kicked off Friday night and Camila Alves joined boyfriend Matthew McConaughey at an event less than 4 weeks after giving birth to their...

Still Awesome After All These Years: An Interview With Producer Phil Ramone

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Over the years, this innovative producer and engineer has been at the board behind many classic records, earning fifteen Grammy awards.

Grammy Goes Pop And Never Comes Back

Charles Karel Bouley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Charles Karel Bouley

Grammy has always walked a tightrope between what is commercial and what is artistically satisfying, but the 2010 nominees show that commercialism and corporatism have a strong hold on the awards.