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 has provided financial
assistance to over 1,100 clients in the Louisiana region, distributing over
$650,000 in funds over the last five years to cover a variety of services.
Three days after Hurricane Katrina devastated the gulf region, MusiCares
and The Recording Academy dedicated $1 million in funds to help victims of
the storm. After a five-year effort, MusiCares ultimately ended up
distributing over $4.5 million in funds to over 4500 music professionals
helping them with relocation costs, instrument repair and/or replacement,
basic living costs, and medical expenses, among other things.