Hilary Saunders is a writer, editor, and proud alumna of The U. She firmly believes that rock and roll can save the world.
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Celebrity Charities – It’s never too early to get ready for the biggest night in music. The Recording Academy (aka the people who run the Grammys) and Universal Republic Records will be releasing the 2012 Grammy Nominees album on January 24, 2012 and the double-disc set is already available for preorder on Amazon.
For the first time, though, music fans have the opportunity to win trip for two to watch the Grammys live in Los Angeles when they preorder the album. This coming year, the 54th annual awards ceremony will take place on February 12, 2012.
The best part is that a portion of the sales from the album will benefit the two charities of The Recording Academy –The Grammy Foundation and MusiCares. According to its website, the Grammy Foundation has helped “cultivate the understanding, appreciation and advancement of the contribution of recorded music to American culture” for more than 20 years.
The Academy’s other charity, MusiCares, helps provide musicians and those working in the music industry with services and resources in times of financial, medical, and personal emergencies. Additionally, MusiCares “focuses the resources and attention of the music industry on human service issues that directly impact the health and welfare of the music community.”
As President/CEO of The Recording Academy Neil Portnow stated, “We look forward to another successful chart-topping year and to providing further support to the important work that MusiCares and the Grammy Foundation continue to do year-round.”
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