New York, NY (December 8, 2005)–CMP Entertainment Media, the producers of the Surround Music Awards and the Surround 2005 Conference and Showcase, have announced that a portion of the profits from the Surround Music Awards event, taking place December 15 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, will be donated to the MusiCares foundation.
“We have always applauded The Recording Academy’s charitable efforts through MusiCares,” said Surround Music Awards producer Margaret Sekelsky. “And the high-profile SMAs have provided us a chance to aid them in their good work. Both of our organizations work to support the industry, so this pairing makes perfect sense.”
Established in 1989 by The Recording Academy, MusiCares has been helping people across the country cope with personal, medical and financial hardships. MusiCares provides totally confidential crisis intervention, health care referrals and financial assistance. MusiCares’ confidential and caring approach allows those in need to seek help with dignity and confidence.
For more information about MusiCares and its many worthy programs, visit www.naras.org/musicares.
For more information on the Surround 2005 Conference and Showcase, taking place December 15-16, and/or the Surround Music Awards, visit www.surroundexpo.com.