Shout Out: GRAMMY® CHARITY ONLINE AUCTIONS OFFER EXCLUSIVE MUSIC MEMORABILIA

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GRAMMY® CHARITY ONLINE AUCTIONS OFFER EXCLUSIVE MUSIC MEMORABILIA AND VIP EXPERIENCES TO CELEBRATE THE 55TH ANNUAL GRAMMY AWARDS® AND BENEFIT MUSICARES® AND THE GRAMMY FOUNDATION®

Items Available For Bid In Two Auction Cycles Now
Through Feb. 21

WHO:
MusiCares® and the GRAMMY Foundation®

WHAT:
GRAMMY® Charity Online Auctions — in celebration of the 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards®, this auction offers over 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 day of the telecast. The lots are available for bid in two cycles now through Feb. 21 at http://www.ebay.com/grammy, presented in partnership with Kompolt. All proceeds will benefit MusiCares and the GRAMMY Foundation.

Featured items in each cycle include:
VIP Concert and Meet & Greet Experiences with Celine Dion, Lil Wayne, Miguel and Esperanza Spalding!
Private lunch with YouTube music sensation, Ryan Beatty!
Private dance lessons with D.Woods of Danity Kane!
An outfit worn on-stage by Carly Rae Jepsen during her Las Vegas Concert!
VIP Tickets for the upcoming Coachella and Stagecoach festivals!
Official GRAMMY merchandise autographed backstage at the 55th GRAMMY Awards rehearsals and telecast by celebrity participants. Performers include Kelly Clarkson, Alica Keys, Bruno Mars, Mumford & Sons, Rihanna, Taylor Swift, Justin Timberlake, Carrie Underwood and more!
Guitars autographed by the Black Keys, Maroon 5, Jason Aldean and more!
Music memorabilia autographed by Aerosmith, Adele, Mariah Carey, Daughtry, Eminem, Fun., Ellie Goulding, Nicki Minaj, Dolly Parton, Katy Perry, Sting, Jack White and many more!

WHEN:
The auction runs now through Feb. 21

WHERE:
www.ebay.com/grammy

WHY:
Proceeds from the 55th 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 FundSM allows access to addiction recovery treatment and sober living resources for members of the music community, 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 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.

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