How The Grammy's Help Struggling Musicians With Their MusiCares Programs

Founded in 1989 by the Recording Academy, that puts on the Grammy’s, MusiCares is a nonprofit, that safeguards the well-being of all music people through direct financial grant programs, networks of support resources, and tailored crisis relief efforts. MusiCares helps the humans behind music because music gives so much to the world. Offering preventive, emergency, and recovery programs, MusiCares is a safety net supporting the health and welfare of the music community. Find out more at 


MusiCares helps the humans behind music because music gives so much to the world. 

MusiCares provides a safety net of critical health and welfare services to the music community in three key areas: 

Mental Health & Addiction Recovery Services: Support, referrals, and emergency financial assistance for counseling, psychiatric care, inpatient treatment, coaching, intensive outpatient care, sober living and more. 

Health Services: Financial assistance during medical crises and preventive services such as dental and medical screenings, hearing clinics, vocal health workshops, and assistance obtaining low-cost health insurance. 

Human Services: Support for basic living expenses like rent, utilities, car payments and insurance premiums in times of hardship, plus programs addressing affordable housing, career development, legal issues and senior services. 

Service: We lead with compassion using expertise to offer customized support. We believe empathy and kindness within the music community heals all involved. 

Inclusivity: We provide a sense of belonging in a meaningful, accessible community not just an industry. We unify all people behind music with the people who support them. 

Empowerment: We uplift those facing challenges, creating a safe space to get advice, access resources, and be heard. We want the music community to thrive, not just survive. 

Eligibility Requirements: 

Applicants must be able to document employment history in one of the following areas: 

A minimum of five years employment in the music industry 

Six commercially released recordings or videos (singles) 

Who We Serve: 

Music industry professionals including: musicians, singer/songwriters, engineers, stagehands, managers, tour bus drivers, A&R, agents, make-artists, live crew, etc… 

Contact MusiCares: 800.687.4227 or 

Aired February 5, 2023: Lisa Foxx interviewed Theresa Wolters, the VP of Health & Human Services at the Recording Academy's MusiCares. Theresa gave the background on the organization and listed all the ways they help folks in the music business, through tough times. We also talked about ways listeners could help fundraise, get more involved and even seek assistance if needed.

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