The GRAMMY Foundation® and MusiCares® Announce the Third Annual GRAMMY® Charity Black Friday

Auction Offers Music and Entertainment Memorabilia, VIP Experiences and More to Benefit MusiCares and the GRAMMY Foundation

Nov 25, 2011, 07:00 ET from GRAMMY Foundation

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Nov. 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --



MusiCares® and the GRAMMY Foundation®



The GRAMMY® Charity Black Friday Sale — a post-Thanksgiving closeout including all-new "buyitnow" bargains and slashed prices on amazing celebrity autographed memorabilia and VIP experiences — perfect for the music lover in your life! Auction launches on Black Friday, Nov. 25, and will continue until Dec. 5 at Presented in partnership with Kompolt, all proceeds raised through this special auction will benefit programs and services of the MusiCares and GRAMMY Foundations.



Featured items include:



  • Ultimate 54th GRAMMY Awards VIP Experience package for two including Platinum-level seating to the awards on Feb. 12, 2012, at Staples Center in Los Angeles, passes  to the GRAMMY Celebration® after-party and GRAMMY rehearsal passes
  • A one-on-one guitar lesson with Jimmy Olander of Diamond Rio!
  • Autographed guitars from Eric Church, Coldplay, Gavin DeGraw, Jane's Addiction, Maroon 5, Sugarland, and more
  • Autographed vinyl and Rolling Stone magazines from Adele, Mariah Carey, Mick Jagger, Miranda Lambert, Dolly Parton, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Paul Simon, Barbra Streisand, and more!
  • Music memorabilia autographed by Arcade Fire, Josh Groban, Barry Manilow, Tim McGraw, NBA star Lamar Odom, LMFAO, Paramore, and many more!
  • Reduced prices on perfect stocking stuffers including: Celebrity autographed GRAMMY T-shirts and programs, and limited-edition Christian Audigier shirts for only $10 (retail price of $100)!




The auction runs Nov. 25 through Dec. 5





Proceeds from the GRAMMY Charity Black Friday Sale will provide essential support for MusiCares and the GRAMMY Foundation.



MusiCares ensures that music people have a place to turn in times of financial, medical and personal need by providing programs and services including emergency financial assistance, educational workshops, and flu shots, hearing tests and medical/dental screenings. The MusiCares MAP Fund(SM) allows access to addiction recovery treatment and sober living resources for members of the music community regardless of their financial circumstances, and Safe Harbor Rooms, weekly addiction support groups, and the MusiCares Sober Touring Network provide ongoing recovery support.



Under the banner of GRAMMY in the Schools®, the GRAMMY Foundation produces a range of distinct education programs — across the country throughout the year — that serve high school students and their schools including GRAMMY Camp®, GRAMMY Camp Basic Training, GRAMMY Camp — Jazz Session, GRAMMY Camp SoundCheck, and GRAMMY Signature Schools. The GRAMMY Foundation also offers preservation and advancement initiatives, fosters dialogue about compelling issues facing the music industry, supports projects that increase the understanding of music and its role in society, and raises public awareness about the urgent need to preserve our nation's recorded sound legacy. These programs include the Entertainment Law Initiative®, the Grant Program with funding generously provided by The Recording Academy®, the Living Histories program and the Music Preservation Project.


Established in 1989 by The Recording Academy®, 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 more information, please visit

The GRAMMY Foundation was established in 1989 to cultivate the understanding, appreciation and advancement of the contribution of recorded music to American culture — from the artistic and technical legends of the past to the still unimagined musical breakthroughs of future generations of music professionals. The Foundation accomplishes this mission through programs and activities that engage the music industry and cultural community as well as the general public. The Foundation works in partnership year-round with its founder, The Recording Academy, to bring national attention to important issues such as the value and impact of music and arts education and the urgency of preserving our rich cultural heritage. For more information, please visit

GRAMMY Online Charity Auctions are presented in partnership with Kompolt, a California-based online auction agency focused on creating successful, high-value, high-profile promotional and charity auctions for top brand companies. For more information on Kompolt, please visit