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ASCAP Donates To MusiCares Hurricane Relief For Musicians
Since MusiCares announced its Hurricane Harvey recovery assistance late last month, additional hardship materialized with Hurricane Irma. In a show of generous solidarity, performance rights organization ASCAP has announced it will bolster MusiCares' efforts to support musicians affected by the deadly storms with a donation of $25,000.
"We must come together and take care of those who need help," said Neil Portnow, President/CEO of the Recording Academy and MusiCares, in previous remarks. "It's important that we step up and support the creative community, and take action to provide immediate assistance to members of our music family."
ASCAP has done just that.
Multiple GRAMMY winner Paul Williams, whose songs such as "We've Only Just Begun" have helped many cope with heartache before, is also ASCAP's president and chairman.
"Our hearts go out to our members who must now recover from these catastrophic storms," said Williams. "We are pleased to join forces with our friends at MusiCares in helping to rebuild a future for those members of our community who need our help putting their lives back together."
ASCAP CEO Elizabeth Matthews said, "In seeking the most effective and efficient way to provide assistance to our affected members, the choice was easy. ... We know our donation is in good hands."