MusiCares Stress Injury, Blood Pressure Testing At NAMM
The Philadelphia Chapter and MusiCares present Dollars & Sense, a financial management and fitness program geared toward music professionals of all levels. We will discuss financial matters such as taxes, credit, insurance and investments; as well as business financing strategies and mortgages. We will detail tactics concerning the management of infrequently received large sums of money as well as the handling of smaller, more frequent payments. Come prepared with questions relevant to your own situation. The event will be moderated by Dee Dee Acquisto, Senior Director of Health & Human Services for MusiCares. Special guests to include Stephen B. Ratner, CPA, Ratner, Lynn & Company, LLC, and Chapter Board member Octavius "Ted" Reid of Morgan Stanley. In an effort to support local musicians, Ratner, Lynn & Company, LLC, is offering free and reasonably priced tax services to Recording Academy members and their families. Join us at the event and sign up for your personal appointment to have your individual tax returns prepared by an experienced CPA. Event admission is free for Recording Academy Members and $15 for Non-Members. For tickets and/or information on the event, please call 215.985.5411 or e-mail email@example.com.
Harold Owens, Senior Director MusiCares MAP Fund, joins an illustrious panel at South by Southwest on March 17 to discuss "Doing Service, Giving Back." This special panel is presented by SXSW and Road Recovery, a nonprofit organization that helps young people find their way toward a healthy future through mentoring, educational and live performance based-programs.
The panel's moderator is Gene Bowen, and in addition to Owens, panelists include Tom Morello, Wayne Kramer, Dr. David Smith and Walter Yetnikoff. For more information, please visit www.roadrecovery.com or www.sxsw.com.
A silent auction to benefit MusiCares will take place during the Nashville Recording Academy Honors Tribute to be held on April 9 at the Loews Vanderbilt Hotel. Some of the items to be auctioned include Robert Sturman original art pieces; an Italian getaway package with three nights in Milan and two nights in Rome; a trip to Cancun; a Panasonic EKS home theater; signed and handwritten lyrics to hit songs written by Brenda Lee, Wayne Kirkpatrick and Gordon Kennedy; spa packages; interior design; wardrobe consultation and more.
Established in 1989 by the Recording Academy, MusiCares provides a safety net of critical assistance to music people in times of need.