MusiCares annual charity event honors Carole King and raises money for musicians in need. Musicians helping musicians, we like it.
Carole King still sees herself “first, last and always a songwriter,” she said as she accepted MusiCare’s 2013 Person of the Year honors last night at the Los Angeles Convention Center. But even after decades of hits written for herself and others, she was clearly moved by the night’s lineup of performers in her honor, including Lady Gaga, James Taylor, Steven Tyler, Pink, Will.I.Am and Alicia Keys.
The evening raised $5.5 million for MusiCares, which provides emergency financial assistance and addiction recovery programs to musicians in need.
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Artists understand giving for a good cause. Here’s one example for this Holiday Season.
Artists have united to help the homeless with a new digital-only charity compilation album titled Compassion Through Action. Released this week on Bandcamp.com, the ten-track collection is the first of a two-volume set. The project is essentially a group of select songs “curated for the purpose of assisting the work of Compassion Through Action, a Los Angeles based homeless aid organization.”
The digital release was produced by L.A. native singer-songwriter Manda Mosher. Mosher, one of the organizers behind the “Sandy Hook: A Benefit Concert”, was moved into action once more.
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