NOW LIVE! Gillian Welch collaborated with Soundwaves Art and artist Tim Wakefield to turn the soundwaves of “Everything Is Free” into beautiful canvas artworks.
Profits will go to Sweet Relief Musicians Fund and our mission to help musicians and music industry workers in need!
THIS FRIDAY (9/22) @ 4pm PST Join JaM Cellars LIVE with Morgan James for #JaMHappyHour benefiting Sweet Relief!
Chill the #ButterChardonnay, and tune in on Facebook or YouTube for an hour of sips, smiles and cheers! They're donating $1, up to $2,500, for every like, comment, and share made during the show.
Micky is now entering his final week of chemotherapy treatments and his prognosis is excellent! With the success of the treatments, he will no longer require extensive surgery and is now on the path to making a full recovery. However, Micky’s bills have escalated to over $100,000.00 worth of medical-related costs alone and he still requires financial assistance. Please help us support Micky as he enters his final stage of treatment and onto his cancer-free life. We are looking forward to seeing him on the stage and back in action in 2024.
“I would like to thank Sweet Relief, especially Brittani and Aric. I want to express my gratitude for their help and support, and for organizing my auction and fundraiser. I’m eternally grateful!" - Micky
Bill Bennett interviewed by eric j. chambers, talks Rachelle Ferrell Fund, sweet RElief's start, and more!
OUT NOW! Check out this interview with Sweet Relief's President, Bill Bennett, by The CUT Chronicles' Eric J. Chambers! Bill and Eric discuss the Rachelle Ferrell Fund, Sweet Relief's start, and more. Watch the full thing below!
NEW: These rare D Generation shirts are available now for a limited run in many styles and colors, plus a cool coffee mug! All proceeds go to the Jesse Malin Fund at Sweet Relief to help his recovery. Get yours below!
Award-winner singer/songwriter, Rachelle Ferrell, urgently needs our support through health, wellness, and life-related hardships. If you’ve been touched by her 30+ years of blessings or been a part of the musical family she shared a meaningful and purposeful life with, please consider donating today.
Grab a glass of Butter Chardonnay and join JaM Cellars’ virtual JaMHappyHour wine and music parties benefiting Sweet Relief. This month, tune in to hear Clayton Anderson with host Jana Sutter of iHeartRadio!
Discover emerging artists and music with a new guest artist each show. Simply listen in and for every comment, like, or social share we’ll donate $1 to Sweet Relief, up to $2,500 per show, plus opportunities for viewers to get involved and donate too!
JaM Cellars makes four rich, bold and luscious wines Butter Chardonnay, JaM Cab, Toast Sparkling and Sugar Sweet White. Music has been a big part of our DNA from the beginning and the perfect backdrop for enjoying our easy-to-love, every-day wines. In keeping with JaM Cellars musical roots, we’ve committed to a minimum donation of $25,000 to Sweet Relief to aid their mission of supporting musicians and music industry workers facing illness, disability, and age-related issues.
We're grateful for the continued support of Soundwaves Art! They team up with different musicians to make amazing pieces of art from the soundwaves of the artists songs.
This week, we want to highlight some recently launched prints and signed originals from #SweetSupporters Taking Back Sunday, Garbage, Bright Eyes, Rebelution, and My Morning Jacket! Check those out below:
Taking Back Sunday | Garbage | Bright Eyes | Rebelution | My Morning Jacket
Soundwaves Art Foundation is the creation of British-born, US-based artist Tim Wakefield. Tim creates unique artwork through a multimedia art process he has created to customize the recorded sound waves of iconic songs. All our art is sold to raise funds for charities and social justice causes supported by the music industry.
Check out some of the latest artists to donate their time and music to supporting Sweet Relief!
NEXT FRIDAY, 7/28 @ 4PM PST - Get your bottle of JaM Cellars wine and tune in for another #JaMHappyHour benefitting Sweet Relief! Enjoy musical guest Fritz Hager 3 and iHeartRadio's Jana Sutter this week for an hour of sips, smiles, and music! Live on JaM's Facebook and YouTube - they'll be donating $1, up to $2,500, for every like, comment, and share!
After raising over $50,000 in the last two years, JaM Cellars has committed another minimum $25,000 through 2023 and YOU can help! They're donating $1 for every click, like and share made during JaMHappyHour benefiting Sweet Relief, up to $2,500 per show. They have hosted amazing artists including Mondo Cozmo, Emily Kinney, Robert DeLong and Lisa Loeb. Every month, they’ll be sipping delish wines and JaMming for a good cause with an extra special guest artist.
Catch Sweet Relief's very own Aric Steinberg on a recent episode of AMP UP THE GOOD podcast!
"Enjoy this very fun and informative conversation I had with Aric Steinberg Exec. VP of Development & Artist Relations of Sweet Relief.org If you've ever thought about supporting members of the music community during difficult times Aric breaks down the many ways offered up by Sweet Relief.org I found it inspiring. Thanks Aric and Sweet Relief.org for all you do." - Scott Lewis, Host
We can't find enough words to express our gratitude and appreciation for the incredible support we've received from all of our #SweetSupporters!
Because of your generous contributions to Sweet Relief, we've been able to make a significant difference in the lives of countless musicians and music industry workers facing financial hardships. Your kindness has touched not only their hearts but ours as well.
Your unwavering support has proven that when we come together for a common cause, magic happens! We're truly humbled by your compassion and dedication to our mission.
From all of us at Sweet Relief Musicians Fund, thank you from the bottom of our hearts!
Jesse Malin needs your help. It's been more than a month since he was diagnosed with a complete spinal injury. Jesse is currently paralyzed from the waist down.
He is under neurological care at Langone Orthopedic Center at NYU Hospital. His diagnosis is inoperable. There is hope but it will be a long hard road using both traditional and alternative medical therapies to get him back on his feet following this very tragic diagnosis.
Jesse is going through so much physically and emotionally. His insurance is good but it will not cover many of his expenses beyond acute care. Your donation can help relieve him of the added pressures associated with the enormous expense of his immediate and long term care.
Grammy nominated band leader JC Hopkins will lead a micro orchestra, composed of eclectic instrumentation, through an evening at City Winery in NYC in celebration of the songs of the great Leonard Cohen. The night will feature a variety of exceptional vocalists interpreting Cohen’s amazing body of work and will benefit Sweet Relief Musicians Fund!
Featured performers include our founder Victoria Williams, Teddy Thompson, Jon Regen, Synead Nichols, Sasha Dobson and other special guests! Get your tickets below--
So excited to announce this new collection dropping today with Blue Élan Records and Soundwaves! Between Blue Elan's heavy-hitting roster and Soundwaves' very talented Tim Wakefield, they've curated a special collection of pieces with profits supporting Sweet Relief Musicians Fund and our mission to help those in the music industry!
Thanks to Red Wanting Blue, Ozomatli, KT Tunstall, Cory Branan, Jesse Dayton, Chris Shiflett for being a part of the project!
Presales will only be open for a few weeks so go check it out below!
BETTER NOISE MUSIC ANNOUNCES ‘FAN LOVE SWEEPSTAKES’ FUNDRAISER IN SUPPORT OF SWEET RELIEF’S “MUSIC’S MENTAL HEALTH FUND”
GRAND PRIZE WINNER GETS CHOICE OF SIX
“ONCE-IN-A-LIFETIME” EXPERIENCES FROM PARTICIPATING ARTISTS:
ASKING ALEXANDRIA, NOTHING MORE, DIRTY HEADS, FROM ASHES TO NEW, EVA UNDER FIRE OR CROSSBONE SKULLY
SWEEPSTAKES STARTS TODAY,
APRIL 3 AT 8:00 A.M. PT
THROUGHOUT JUNE 30 AT 11:59 P.M. PT;
In advance National Mental Health Awareness month in May, BETTER NOISE MUSIC has partnered with Revolver Magazine, Fandiem and six of the label’s hard-hitting alternative and heavy rock bands listed below for the “Fan Love Sweepstakes” fundraiser. The Fan Love Sweepstakes” will support Sweet Relief Musician Fund’s “Music’s Mental Health Fund,” a partnership between Sweet Relief Musicians Fund and Backline, which provides financial assistance to music industry professionals in need of mental health services. A grand prize winner will be able to choose one of six once-in-a-lifetime experiences with one of their favorite bands.
Grand Prize options donated by participating artists include:
- Surfing with DIRTY HEADS – Pick out a surfboard with the band and spend an hour in the water with a private lesson from the band. Open to all experience levels. After your surf session, the board will be customized with Dirty Heads-style and gifted to you.
- Spend a day as a stage tech for ASKING ALEXANDRIA – See what it’s like behind the scenes on show day with the full backstage experience.
- Gaming with FROM ASHES TO NEW – Spend an afternoon playing your favorite video games with the band and walk away with your own autographed XBOX or PLAYSTATION 4.
- Forge metal with EVA UNDER FIRE – Learn how to forge metal with the band and keep your design.
- Shop for a guitar with CROSSBONE SKULLY – Spend the day shopping for your very own guitar with frontman Tommy Henriksen (Alice Cooper’s Musical Director and member of Hollywood Vampires).
- An extreme afternoon with NOTHING MORE – Winner will choose their own extreme adventure with the band from paintballing, zip lining, go karts—you name it!
Five runner-up winners will receive two tickets to any Better Noise Music artist concert in the U.S. in 2023. Touring artists include From Ashes To New, The Funeral Portrait, Five Finger Death Punch, Bad Wolves, Asking Alexandria, The HU, Finish Ticket, NOTHING MORE, Eva Under Fire, Dirty Heads and Crossbone Skully.
The donate-to-win “FAN LOVE Sweepstakes” is open to legal residents of the U.S. only to anyone 18 years of age and older. Eligible contestants can enter to win as of today, Monday, April 3 at 8:00 A.M. PT until the contest closes on Friday, June 30 at 11:59 P.M. PT at https://fandiem.com/sweeps/choose-your-own-epic-band-adventure-with-revolvers-fan-love-sweepstakes. Winners will be announced Wednesday, July 5 at 8:00 A.M. PT. via Better Noise Music’s social media pages.
“Research tells us that music fans care deeply about issues relating to Mental Health, something that everybody deals with at some point in their lives,” shares BETTER NOISE MUSIC GM Paul Cormack. “Mental Health Awareness month is right around the corner, and we recognized an opportunity to make a difference. We reached out to Aric (Steinberg) and his team at Sweet Relief and quickly established a partnership with Better Noise to raise funds for Sweet Relief's new dedicated Mental Health fund. We hope fans will be excited about these once-in-a-lifetime Grand Prize opportunities donated by artists and help us raise funds for all those in the music business who need the help that Sweet Relief offers.”
“Sweet Relief has been helping musicians and music industry professionals since 1994 to help fund medical and vital living expenses,” elaborates ARIC STEINBERG (EVP of Development/Artist Relations at Sweet Relief Musicians Fund). “We created the Music’s Mental Health Fund in partnership with Backline to help address the mental health crisis in the music industry. From touring musicians, venue staff, touring crew members and industry professionals, the grant allows us to fund costs for sessions with a dedicated clinic and a case manager to create a specific mental health plan catered to the applicant’s needs. We’re excited to partner with Better Noise Music and their artists to help further our efforts and provide a fun and memorable experience for a lucky winner.”
ASKING ALEXANDRIA guitarist BEN BRUCE commented on being involved in the fundraiser: "Being in this industry for so long, we’ve seen firsthand how many people need strength, help and encouragement which is why we are so excited to be teaming up with Sweet Relief."
Throughout the course of the “Fan Love Sweepstakes,” BETTER NOISE MUSIC will be sharing mental health discussions, roundtables and highlighting mental health-related tips from artists on the label’s roster, touring professionals and music industry professionals across their social media platforms. Use the hashtags #FanLoveSweepstakes & #MHAM to join the conversation.
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Website | Facebook | YouTube | Spotify | Instagram | Twitter | TikTok
ABOUT BETTER NOISE MUSIC
BETTER NOISE MUSIC is the premiere independent music label under BETTER NOISE ENTERTAINMENT, a content creation, and marketing company that produces music, books, films, documentaries, TV shows, theatrical productions, and tours. Better Noise Music (formerly Eleven Seven Music), founded in 2006 by music industry veteran and independent pioneer Allen Kovac, focuses on artist development and has grown into a music industry independent powerhouse, with a roster including Five Finger Death Punch, Asking Alexandria, Bad Wolves, Dirty Heads, Nothing More, The HU, AWOLNATION, All Good Things, From Ashes To New, Cory Marks, and Fire From The Gods. Partnering with FUGA, AMPED, and Membran, the company operates a global marketing and distribution platform with offices in New York, Los Angeles, London, Berlin, Toronto, and Sydney.
In 2021, Better Noise Music dominated Billboard’s Year End charts in the rock space, landing at #1 on the Mainstream Rock Imprint, Hard Rock Songs Imprint, Hard Rock Songs Label charts and ranked as one of the top Mainstream Rock Label for the year.
CONNECT WITH BETTER NOISE
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ABOUT SWEET RELIEF MUSICIANS FUND
Sweet Relief Musicians Fund provides financial assistance to all types of career musicians and music industry workers who are struggling to make ends meet while facing physical or mental health issues, disability, or age-related problems.
Grant recipients include musicians and music industry workers from across the country. Sweet Relief serves the music community by providing immediate financial assistance for medical and vital living expenses, including insurance premiums, prescriptions, medical treatment and operative procedures, housing costs, food costs, utilities, and other vital living expenses.
CONNECT WITH SWEET RELIEF MUSICIANS FUND
Website | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter
Find the latest in hard rock and metal music interviews, concert announcements, and more. Revolver Magazine is your destination for everything heavy!
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If you're a music lover, our Membership Program is a great way to give back to those that have given us so much through music!
When you become a Member, you join a community of dedicated supporters who help ensure musicians and music industry workers get the support they need while being treated for and healing from illness, disability, or age-related problems.
This month, we’ve teamed up with #SweetSupporters Half Hazard Press to give new Annual members an exclusive Jotter Book made from recycled concert posters, and a mini print!
Learn more and join today!
Sweet Relief's very own Aric Steinberg, Executive VP of Development and Artist Relations, was recently a guest on the Be The Good Podcast!
On this episode of Be The Good Podcast Aric talks about the work we do and all the ways that donors can get involved and help support our cause.
Be The Good Podcast is available on all podcast platforms! Or you can watch on YouTube!
About Be The Good Podcast:
Host Christy McCaffrey is on a mission to shed light on all the good that is being done in our world right now. She focuses on a theme of compassion, highlighting a diverse group of guests, each who are working in their own unique way to make a difference in the world. This podcast is full of goodness and inspiration!
#SweetSupporters Panda Bear is hitting the road in North America with Sonic Boom! More dates to come~
Tickets for their US Shows On Sale Now. $1 from each ticket sold in Boston, DC & NY will benefit Sweet Relief's Music’s Mental Health Fund, which provides grants for music industry professionals in need of mental health care.
Micky Finlay has worked in the music industry since 1979. For 44 years he has used his talent as an instrument technician for a number of successful artists, including Prince, Motörhead U2, Harry Styles, and Social Distortion.
Now he needs our help. Micky has been diagnosed with stage 3 colorectal cancer and his bills for treatment are piling up. He has had 6 weeks of oral chemotherapy and radiation therapy, with more treatments and possible surgery on the horizon. Micky’s financial challenges are exacerbated by the loss of work during the treatment process and he doesn’t qualify for Medicaid.
Please help us spread the word and please help Micky by donating today. Your support will be used to pay his medical bills and vital living expenses as he fights to beat cancer.
Check out the Social Distortion auction below, proceeds support this fund
Happy International Women’s Day!
In celebration, we’re excited to announce our Women’s History Month auction! Funds raised will provide grants for women in the music industry struggling with physical or mental health issues, disability or age-related problems.
This auction currently consists of items from #SweetSupporters Joan Jett, Miranda Lambert, Suzanne Vega, and LP Giobbi, with more artists to come!
See all the amazing items up for auction, and get involved, below!
We’re proud to announce our brand new Sweet Relief Membership Program! When you become a Member, you join a community of dedicated supporters who help ensure musicians and music industry workers get the support they need while being treated for and healing from illness, disability, or age-related problems.
In celebration of this new program, we’ve teamed up with #SweetSupporters Acoustik Attak this month to give Annual members a 10-pack of exclusive printed guitar picks!
Additional membership perks include:
- Access to exclusive email updates outlining the impact of your membership
- Special discounts from our Membership Program sponsors
- Exclusive giveaways
- “First Look” and “Buy it Now” opportunities for upcoming auctions and campaigns before they’re public
- Public 'Thank You's' on our social media, newsletters, and website
Learn more and join today!
LIVE Friday 4/24 @ 4 PM PST—POP a bottle of creami-licious Butter Bubbles and JaM into the weekend with the poppy tunes of Yam Haus during #JaMHappyHour benefiting Sweet Relief, hosted by iHeartRadio’s Jana Sutter! Tune in for an hour of sips, smiles, and cheers on Facebook Live or YouTube. We’re donating $1, up to $2,500, for every like, comment, and share made during the show!
After raising over $50,000 in the last two years, JaM Cellars has committed another minimum $25,000 through 2023 and YOU can help! We’re donating $1 for every click, like and share made during JaMHappyHour benefiting Sweet Relief, up to $2,500 per show. We have hosted amazing artists including Mondo Cozmo, Emily Kinney, Robert DeLong and Lisa Loeb. Every month, we’ll be sipping delish wines and JaMming for a good cause with an extra special guest artist. Check out JaMCellars.com/Music for upcoming shows and join us for cheers & applause!
Join the conversation🗣️ #SweetSupporter Eva Marie, from Eva Under Fire, has teamed up with us to start a Mental Health Blog! If you need good vibes and a supportive space to vent, check it out. The first post, "Hugs," is now live!
Here's a snippet:
"My name is Eva or Amanda or Whatever. Eva is a musician. Amanda is a therapist. And I'm both. This is the first platform where they meet. A mental health blog for music people. I'll start by saying I'm glad you're here. Who doesn't need a positive safe space in this WILD world we live in?!"
Are you setting sail for the upcoming Cayamo Cruise? Don't forget to say "Hi!" to our friends at Soundwaves Art! They are working with Sixthman to bring an awesome lineup of limited-edition soundwaves prints featuring songs from cruise performers like Jeff Tweedy of Wilco, Andrew Bird, and Trampled by Turtles. Check out the full collection below!
Partial proceeds will go to Sweet Relief❤️
Since March 2020, Bandcamp, the music selling platform for musicians and record labels, has graciously waived their revenue share from the sales of music to help support artists on their platform. According to Bandcamp, over the course of those 26 days, fans have paid artists and labels more than $91 million USD. If you’re among the nearly 1.5 million fans who have participated, thank you.
If you want to double your impact, we've listed the artists and labels that are supporting Sweet Relief Musicians Fund with their proceeds of Bandcamp sales! We're so grateful to those that make our work possible.
Even though the light at the end of the tunnel seems to be closer and closer, we're still a long ways away from seeing the music industry get back to what it was.
You can check if it's Bandcamp Friday at isitbandcampfriday.com