Rock in the School Year with Unique Music Memorabilia and VIP Experiences


WHO: MusiCares® and the GRAMMY Foundation®

WHAT: GRAMMY® Charity Online Auctions — the latest in this year’s auction series offers a range of back-to-school items for kids and adults. Send your kids back to school with unique items autographed by Adele, Kelly Clarkson, Drake, Bruno Mars, Nicki Minaj, Katy Perry, Rihanna, Usher and more!

Or for the Ultimate Back to School Bonus, send your kids to Madison Square Garden for the concert of their life for one show with One Direction. This is an exclusive VIP Concert Experience to meet One Direction in New York City!

The lots are available for bid now through July 30 at, presented in partnership with Kompolt. Winning bidders can enjoy these one-of-a-kind collectibles with proceeds benefiting the GRAMMY Foundation’s GRAMMY in the Schools® programs for high school students, as well as its preservation and advancement initiatives. In addition, a portion of the proceeds will support MusiCares’ health and human services and addiction recovery programs.

  • Microphones signed by Kelly Clarkson, Jennifer Hudson, Nick Jonas, Randy Travis, and Usher!
  • Guitars signed by Death Cab For Cutie, Eric Church, Miranda Lambert, Nicki Minaj, and Katy Perry!
  • CDs signed by Adele, David Archuleta, LL Cool J, Ludacris, Janelle Monae, and Usher!

Décor For Your Room/Dorm:

  • Signed and framed magazines by: Alicia Keys, Bruno Mars, Katy Perry, Rihanna, and more!

With The Kids Away, Adults Will Play:

  • VIP Experiences with the Shins, Steve-O, and One Direction!

WHEN: The auction runs now through July 30, 2012


WHY: Proceeds from GRAMMY Charity Online Auctions provide essential support for MusiCares and the GRAMMY Foundation. MusiCares ensures that music people have a place to turn in times of financial, medical and personal need by providing programs and services including emergency financial assistance, educational workshops, and flu shots, hearing tests, and medical/dental screenings. The MusiCares MAP Fund® allows access to addiction recovery treatment and sober living resources for members of the music community, Safe Harbor Rooms, weekly addiction support groups, and the MusiCares Sober Touring Network provide ongoing recovery support.

Under the banner of GRAMMY in the Schools, the GRAMMY Foundation produces a range of distinct education programs — across the country throughout the year — that serve high school students and their schools including GRAMMY Camp®, GRAMMY Camp Basic Training, GRAMMY Camp — Jazz Session, GRAMMY Camp SoundCheck, and GRAMMY Signature Schools. The GRAMMY Foundation also offers preservation and advancement initiatives, fosters dialogue about compelling issues facing the music industry, supports projects that increase the understanding of music and its role in society, and raises public awareness about the urgent need to preserve our nation’s recorded sound legacy. These programs include the Entertainment Law Initiative®, the Grant Program with funding generously provided by The Recording Academy®, the Living Histories program and the Music Preservation Project.

The GRAMMY Foundation was established in 1989 to cultivate the understanding, appreciation and advancement of the contribution of recorded music to American culture — from the artistic and technical legends of the past to the still unimagined musical breakthroughs of future generations of music professionals. The Foundation accomplishes this mission through programs and activities that engage the music industry and cultural community as well as the general public. The Foundation works in partnership year-round with its founder, The Recording Academy®, to bring national attention to important issues such as the value and impact of music and arts education and the urgency of preserving our rich cultural heritage. Campbell’s Labels for Education program is proud to be the official education partner of the GRAMMY in the Schools programs. For more information, please visit For breaking news and exclusive content, please like “GRAMMY in the Schools” on Facebook at and follow @GRAMMYFdn on Twitter at

Established in 1989 by The Recording Academy, MusiCares provides a safety net of critical assistance for music people in times of need. MusiCares’ services and resources cover a wide range of financial, medical and personal emergencies, and each case is treated with integrity and confidentiality. MusiCares also focuses the resources and attention of the music industry on human service issues that directly impact the health and welfare of the music community. For more information, please visit For breaking news and exclusive content, please like “MusiCares” on Facebook at and follow @MusiCares on Twitter at

GRAMMY Online Charity Auctions are presented in partnership with Kompolt, a California-based online auction agency focused on creating successful, high-value, high-profile promotional and charity auctions for top brand companies. For more information on Kompolt, please visit

About Kimberly Michele Durham


Posted on July 20, 2012, in GRAMMY Foundation, K*Chele Magazine, Music News and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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