Jazz Hands For Autism is a Section 501 (c)(3) talent advocacy group and incubator that is committed to creating pathways to expression and consistent employment for musicians with autism. They are stewards of their potential, providing resources that harness their talents which they can use to forge rewarding career paths as working musicians.
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Playing for Change. They are making a huge difference, in our world, through music, dedication and hard work. Please support this organization
Hempstead-Project H.E.A.R.T. (Hemp Energies Alternative Resource Technologies.)
Hempstead Project Heart’s mission is to create awareness of the many benefits of hemp for the planet and people. Through collaborations, arts and music, we work to elevate public consciousness about hemp as a basis for a healthy green economy.
NAMM, (National Association of Music Merchants) does an enormous amount of work supporting musicians and the music community. This is just one of their programs. Make sure that you can always hear the music. Go to this site for good information on how to protect your hearing.
NAMM also works with the John Lennon Educational Tour Bus. This organization promotes music education. Their tour bus is a state of the art recording studio, offering services to schools, communities, music professionals, teachers, etc. They offer workshops and education to young people all over the country. John Lennon would be proud. Click on their link to visit their site and get a wealth of information on what they offer and what they do.
The Rhythmic Arts Project, founded by Eddie Tuduri (read Eddie's resume) is an inclusive, innovative educational program serving the special needs community as well as typical preschools and lower grades. Hit on the link and read more about this really impressive organization, and the great work that they do.
From the Sweet Relief website: "Since 1994 Sweet Relief Musicians Fund has provided assistance to all types of career musicians who are struggling to make ends meet while facing illness, disability, or age-related problems. Grant recipients include recording artists, club and session musicians, composers & songwriters from across the country." Please click on the link below to see how you can help.
Another great organization, this one located right here in Los Angeles, Ca.
Rock & Rap Confidential is a great resource for musicians to find affordable, as well as free healthcare and health services.
The Society of Singers offers support to professional singers. Eligibility: To be eligible for assistance the singer has to have been singing professionally for at least 5 years. professional singer for 5 years. Financial aid and/or medical expenses are just some the things they can help with. Per their web site: Society of Singers "(SOS) is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) charitable organization dedicated to maintaining and restoring the personal dignity, health, and welfare of professional vocalists nationwide."
Music Cares is a charitable arm of the Grammys organization. From their website:
Mission: 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.
For musicians looking for other musicians, this is a great site. Find musicians who are looking for bands, and if you are a musician looking to get into a band, you can list yourself on this site.