If you are an uninsured musician and are unaware of your hepatitis C status, MusiCares, in partnership with the Actors Fund's Hirschfeld Clinic and the Al D. Rodriguez Liver Foundation, is offering free hepatitis C screenings. The hepatitis C virus is a serious health hazard with a significant risk if left untreated. Call 212.245.7840 to ensure MusiCares eligibility and secure an appointment. Space is limited. Participants must document at least five years professional music career history.
MusiCares Healthy Essentials: Be Hip To Hepatitis C
As Michael Corleone says in The Godfather, "It's not personal, Sonny. It's strictly business." While it may not feel personal or creative, it is smart to know the legal basics for protecting your music and business relationships. Not sure how to put agreements in writing without straining friendships? Don't know how or when to get your songs copyrighted? Join Casey Gill Summar, executive director of the Arts & Business Council, to learn how to protect your creative works and cover your business basics. Legal Basics For Creative People will also discuss the key elements of copyright law, how copyrights can be transferred and why it is important to have written agreements about your copyrighted works.
To RSVP, call MusiCares at 877.626.2748, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
MusiCares, Smile Programs … the mobile dentists, and the Louisiana Cultural Economy Foundation are partnering to provide our first dental clinic in Baton Rouge, La., offering dental screenings, teeth cleaning and X-rays to uninsured music professionals in need.
These treatments will be provided free of charge to pre-screened, pre-approved applicants on a first-come, first-served basis. Those wishing to take advantage of this service must be able to provide documentation of their work in the music industry for at least five years. If professional music industry experience is less than five years, eligibility can also be determined through credited contribution to at least six commercially released recordings or videos (singles).
To schedule a dental appointment, call MusiCares at 877.626.0748. Space is limited and appointments are required.
Special thanks to the American Cancer Society for donating their space for this event.
MusiCares will host a discussion on the role of spirituality in 12 Step recovery programs as it relates to traditional religious beliefs. Marco Pardo, the spirituality counselor for Cri-Help, will address this issue to help those who have an interest in 12 Step programs understand how a spiritual process that focuses on recovery differs from religious faith. His goal is to help alleviate some of the confusion that can arise because the 12 Steps of AA and NA use terms like God, faith, belief, prayer, meditation, God's will, and spiritual awakening — terms that many of us only hear in religious settings. How are they similar? How are they different? What impact does it have on recovering people when we/they bring religious concerns to the 12 Step process? Pardo is open to all questions and welcomes a lively discussion.
A native of Bogota, Colombia, and raised in Los Angeles, Pardo has advanced degrees in counseling and guidance and pastoral theology. He is also a certified addictions treatment counselor and an adjunct instructor of addictions studies at Pierce College in Los Angeles. Pardo is the full-time spirituality/grief counselor for Cri-Help, a nationally recognized drug and alcohol treatment facility located in North Hollywood, Calif., where he has been employed since 2004.
Space is limited. Reserve your spot today by registering online or by calling 800.687.4227.
MusiCares, in collaboration with Chicago AFM and Smiles Programs … the Mobile Dentists, will host a free dental clinic for music professionals on June 21. Eligible patients will receive a complete dental exam, bitewing X-rays and a dental cleaning free of charge.
All appointments must be scheduled in advance. To qualify, participants must document at least five years professional music career history. Please call MusiCares at 877.303.6962 for more information and to obtain an application