Grammy Charity Online Auctions Launch 'I Love L.A.' Auction

Grammy Charity Online Auctions launch "I Love L.A." auction to benefit MusiCares and The Grammy Foundation.

Exclusive VIP Experiences Offered Including Kara DioGuardi's Personal Guest Seats To American Idol's "Idol Gives Back" Concert

GRAMMY® Charity Online Auctions - in celebration of the City Of Angels and its unique character, this auction offers once-in-a-lifetime VIP experiences with world-renowned celebrities, and amazing getaways to Los Angeles with all the amenities. The lots are available for bid now through April 15 at www.ebay.com/grammy, presented in partnership with Kompolt. All proceeds will benefit MusiCares and the GRAMMY Foundation.

Featured items include:

- In the spirit of giving, Kara DioGuardi has donated her personal guest seats to Idol Gives Back, the Emmy® Award-winning television event and music celebration that has raised more than $140 million to benefit charities around the world. The two-hour fundraising event will return to FOX on Wednesday, April 21, 2010 and The winner and a guest are invited to attend the exclusive concert which will be taped in Los Angeles.

- 53rd Annual GRAMMY Awards VIP Experience for four including Platinum-level GRAMMY tickets, GRAMMY Celebration tickets and GRAMMY rehearsal passes.

- Tim McGraw VIP Concert Experience with first class airfare!

- Dave Matthews Band VIP Concert Experience at the Hollywood Bowl!

- I Love L.A. weekend getaways that include airfare, hotel stay, haircut & color, tans, dinner and more!

- Josh Groban VIP Private Concert Experience!

The auction runs now through April 15. Visit www.ebay.com/grammy

Proceeds from the I Love L.A. Auction 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® 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 Career Day presented by the Gibson Foundation; GRAMMY SoundChecks; GRAMMY Signature Schools presented by the Gibson Foundation; GRAMMY Jazz Ensembles; and GRAMMY Camp® sponsored in part by Epiphone. 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.

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 www.grammyfoundation.com.

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 www.musicares.com.

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 www.kompolt.com.

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