On Line Auction Continues for VIP Experiences, Musical Memorabilia

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On Line Auction Continues for VIP Experiences, Musical Memorabilia
MusiCares® and the GRAMMY Foundation® WHAT: GRAMMY® Charity Online Auctions — in celebration of the 53rd Annual GRAMMY Awards, this auction offers close to 100 exclusive items including once-in-a
-lifetime VIP experiences, memorabilia from world-renowned celebrities, and official GRAMMY merchandise signed by participating stars backstage during rehearsals and show day of the telecast. The lots are available for bid in two cycles now through Feb. 24 at www.ebay.com/grammy, presented in partnership with Kompolt.

All proceeds will benefit MusiCares and the GRAMMY Foundation. Featured items in each cycle include:

• 54th Annual GRAMMY Awards VIP Experience for two including Platinum-level GRAMMY tickets, GRAMMY Celebration® tickets, GRAMMY rehearsal passes, 2012 MusiCares Person of the Year tribute tickets, and more!

• Private Guitar Lesson with Orianthi, lead guitarist from Michael Jackson’s This Is It!

• VIP Concert and Meet & Greet Experiences with Kathy Griffin and Maroon 5!

• VIP Lounge Tickets for Coachella & Stagecoach

• Official GRAMMY merchandise autographed backstage at the 53rd GRAMMY Awards rehearsals and telecast by celebrity participants of this special show. Performers include Justin Bieber, Eminem, Lady Antebellum, Lady Gaga, Miranda Lambert, Katy Perry, and more!

• Guitars autographed by Jeff Beck, Bruno Mars, Tom Petty, Slash, Train and more!

• Music memorabilia autographed by Bon Jovi, Mariah Carey, Daughtry, Jay-Z, Ke$ha, Barry Manilow, P!nk, Carlos Santana, Barbra Streisand, and many more!

WHEN
The auction runs now through Feb. 24

WHERE
www.ebay.com/grammy

WHY
Proceeds from the 53rd Annual GRAMMY Awards Auction 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 regardless of their financial circumstances, and 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 Career Day presented by the Gibson Foundation; GRAMMY SoundChecks; GRAMMY Signature Schools presented by the Gibson Foundation; GRAMMY Jazz Ensembles; and GRAMMY Camp® sponsored in part by Epiphone.

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.

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.

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 www.kompolt.com.
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