Episode #27: MusiCares

by The Future of What

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Health insurance, a 401K… employment benefits in general? Not so easy to find working in the music industry. Luckily, in 1989 the Recording Academy created the MusiCares Foundation, providing a safety net of critical services and resources for industry people in need. On this episode, Recording Academy president Neil Portnow gives us some background on the foundation and, while the service is confidential, some of the many musicians, managers and crew who have been helped by MusiCares have volunteered to tell us their stories.


Neil Portnow (Recording Academy)
Andrew Jocelyn (Composer)
Jennnifer Witt
Michael Farr
Scott Patterson (Tour Manager)


Numbers "Mind Hole"
Marnie Stern "Vibrational Match"
Deerhoof "+81"
The Delta 5 "Mind Your Own Business"


released January 22, 2016



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A radio program about the music and recording industry for industry insiders, outsiders, and outliers. Hosted by Kill Rock Stars president, Portia Sabin.

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