GALA BENEFITING MUSIC EDUCATION WILL BE HELD ON SATURDAY, JUN. 29
LOS ANGELES, CALIF. (APRIL 23, 2019) — GRAMMY Museum® Presents Linda Perry & Friends: A Night at the GRAMMY Museum on Saturday, Jun. 29. Proceeds from the benefit gala will provide essential support for the GRAMMY Museum Foundation®, a nonprofit organization dedicated to music education and preservation initiatives. The gala will be held at the GRAMMY Museum and The Novo at L.A. Live.
Perry is being recognized at the 2019 Linda Perry & Friends: A Night at the GRAMMY Museum gala for her considerable creative accomplishments as a music producer and songwriter and longtime supporter of a number of causes through We Are Hear (the combination record label, publishing house, management company, and production entity she launched with multiplatinum producer Kerry Brown in 2017), which recently raised $1 million for Woolsey Fire recovery with their One Love Malibu Festival benefit concert. Perry is a Songwriters Hall Of Fame inductee for working with artists such as P!nk, Christina Aguilera, Alicia Keys, Britney Spears, and Adele, and was also nominated in 2018 for a GRAMMY® Award for Producer Of The Year, Non-Classical, making her the first woman in 15 years to be nominated in the category.
"Linda Perry is one of the greatest influences on modern pop music, having worked with some of the most successful artists of this generation, which is why we are incredibly grateful to be able to honor her at Linda Perry & Friends: A Night at the GRAMMY Museum," said Michael Sticka, Executive Director of the GRAMMY Museum. "She has been deeply influential as both a songwriter and producer, showcasing the legacy one can create not only on stage, but behind the scenes, and is an exemplary artist for the students in our music education programs to look up to."
"I am excited and honored to be a part of Linda Perry & Friends: A Night at the GRAMMY Museum," said Perry. "It's even more special knowing the gala benefits music education, something I'm incredibly passionate about. I can't wait to celebrate with some of the great artists I've had the pleasure of working with during my career."
Linda Perry & Friends: A Night at the GRAMMY Museum gala will begin with a reception that takes over all four floors of the Museum and a silent auction offering an exclusive and unparalleled selection of luxury items, VIP experiences, and one-of-a-kind celebrity memorabilia for bidding guests. The reception and silent auction will be followed by a gala dinner, a live auction, and a tribute concert at The Novo featuring renowned musicians and other artists and the award presentation.
The GRAMMY Museum Foundation is committed to cultivating a greater understanding of the history and significance of music. The Museum fulfills its mission of making music a valued and indelible part of our society through its education programs. The education goals include creating an enhanced exploratory experience for students and teachers visiting the Museum, equipping K-12 educators with strategies and resources to demonstrate the power of music in the classroom, educating youth and families in ways that encourage and enrich their own music appreciation and expression, preparing youth to pursue post-secondary education and professional careers in the music industry and related fields, increasing access to music programs in underprivileged communities, empowering youth to reach their full creative potential, and contributing to and leading the movement to increase music education in schools and communities. The Museum uses music as a gateway to learning, inspiring and cultivating creativity, and critical self-expression.
ABOUT LINDA PERRY
GRAMMY-nominated artist and Songwriters Hall of Fame inductee Linda Perry is one of the most accomplished people working in music today. Her career epitomizes what it means to be successful as an uncompromising and independent musician. Beginning her musical journey as the lead singer of 4 Non Blondes, Perry has had a profound impact on pop culture through her work as a producer and songwriter. Her resounding influence on female empowerment resonates through her sincere artistry. In addition, Perry was nominated for both a Golden Globe Award and Critics Choice Award this year for her work on “Girl In The Movies,” a track she co-wrote with Dolly Parton that appears in the Netflix film Dumplin’.
Linda is also the co-founder of We Are Hear, a combination record label, publishing house, management company, and production entity she launched with multiplatinum producer Kerry Brown in 2017. The company also curates prestigious artist lineups for events like 2018’s One Love Malibu benefit concert, which featured performers including Katy Perry, Joe Walsh, Gwen Stefani, Chad Smith of the Red Hot Chili Peppers, the Foo Fighters' Taylor Hawkins, Mike Einziger, and many others.
ABOUT THE GRAMMY MUSEUM
Established in 2008, the GRAMMY Museum is a nonprofit organization dedicated to cultivating a greater understanding of the history and significance of music. Paying tribute to our collective musical heritage, the Museum explores and celebrates all aspects of the art form—from the technology of the recording process to the legends who've made lasting marks on our cultural identity. In 2017, the Museum integrated with its sister organization, the GRAMMY Foundation®, to broaden the reach of its music education and preservation initiatives. As a unified organization, today, the GRAMMY Museum fulfills its mission of making music a valued and indelible part of our society through exhibits, education, grants, and public programming.
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