Musicares Foundation Inc

Santa Monica, CA   |  www.musicares.org

Mission

Established over twenty years ago 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.

Ruling year info

1994

Interim President/CEO

Mr. Harvey Mason Jr.

Main address

3030 Olympic Blvd.

Santa Monica, CA 90404 USA

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EIN

95-4470909

NTEE code info

Human Service Organizations (P20)

Music (A68)

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Our programs

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FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE

MusiCares provides the following programs to the music community: emergency financial assistance grants, health and human service referrals, counseling, educational workshops, panels/presentations, health fairs, and three regional toll-free help lines. Currently, MusiCares provides more than $3 million annually in emergency financial assistance to music people in crisis.

Population(s) Served

The Foundation provides emergency financial assistance to individuals within the music community facing addiction.  The program may provide payment for inpatient treatment, sober living and/or other expenses related to recovery.  The program also provides a support network of recovery resources for music people who are touring throughout the country.  In addition the Foundation also provides workshops and coordinates meetings of industry professionals to discuss the problems of chemical dependency and discuss specific strategies for intervention for individuals within the music community.

Population(s) Served

Many MusiCares clients face high out-of-pocket expenses for general medical care. A number of them admit to not having seen a doctor or a dentist in years. Our Healthy Essentials program presents a broad spectrum of primary care services at free monthly artists’ clinics. Services include flu shots, hearing tests, medical screenings, mammograms, and full dental examinations. Through innovative relationships with medical partners, we have been able to provide any necessary follow-up care free-of-charge or at significantly discounted rates. Healthy Essentials also presents a series of free educational workshops that cover topics of specific concern to music professionals such as financial wellness, legacy planning, health insurance, substance abuse, and vocal and hearing health.

Preventative care is the most highly sought after service among MusiCares clients: “We have health insurance but it doesn't cover the costs of routine care. It has been literally a decade since I have been to see a doctor. You have no idea how much your help and support means to me and my family…” We actively seek collaborative opportunities with local and national community organizations to extend our services. Our resources are maximized through partnerships with American Mobile Dental, the Country Doctor Community Clinic, Emory Voice Clinic, New York Eye and Ear Infirmary's Voice and Swallowing Institute, Starkey Hearing Foundation, Vanderbilt Voice Center, and individual healthcare specialists.

Population(s) Served

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Awards

Certificate of Recognition 2012

Partnership at Drugfree.org

Certificate of Recognition 2012

City of Los Angeles

Certificate of Recognition 2011

Phoenix House

Promises Foundation Award for Distinguished Service in Recovery 2006

Mayor of Los Angeles

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Financials

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Musicares Foundation Inc

Board of directors
as of 5/6/2020
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Board chair

Steve Boom

Amazon

Term: 2019 - 2020

Jody Gerson

Universal Music Publishing

Michael McDonald

Mick Management

Kirdis Postelle

Warner Bros. Music

John Branca

Ziffren Brittenham LLP

Jeff Harleston

Universal Music Group

Tamara Hrivnak

Facebook

Mike Knobloch

Universal Pictures

Rob Light

Creative Artists Agency

Andie Simon

Electronic Arts & Microsoft Xbox Music

Jeff Harleston

Universal Music

Ali Harnell

Live Nation

Ambrosia Healy

Capitol Music Group

Jeff Jones

Apple Corps, LTD

Carianne Marshall

Warner Chappell

Christine Albert

Swan Songs

James Higa

ThinkHiga

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No