HAAM SUPPORTER NEWS JULY 2014

August 12, 2014

HAAM Benefit Day Returns September 23! Texas Music Water Supports HAAM Supporter Spotlight: Keith Donahoe, Board member and HBD Committee Chairman ALL ATX Volume 2 – Tickets Coming Soon!Make a Donation to HAAM WHOLE FOODS RETURNS AS PRESENTING SPONSOR OF HAAM BENEFIT DAY 2014 The 9th Annual HAAM Benefit Day presented by Whole Foods Market…

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HAAM SUPPORTER NEWS JUNE 2014

August 12, 2014

HAAM Benefit Day returns September 23! Kick off HAAM Benefit Day with ALL ATX 2 Corporate Battle of the Bands wrap-up Supporter Spotlight HAAM BENEFIT DAY RETURNS ON SEPT. 23 The 9th Annual HAAM Benefit Day returns on Tuesday, September 23. When does 5% make a 100% difference? When local businesses sign up for HAAM…

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HAAM SUPPORTER NEWS MAY 2014

August 12, 2014

HAAM’s 7th ANNUAL CORPORATE BATTLE OF THE BANDS Cirrus Logic and H-E-B present the 2014 Corporate Battle of the Bands this Friday, May 9th, at ACL-Live, 310 Willie Nelson Blvd. Ticket are only $15 and 100% of the proceeds benefit  HAAM. Buy your tickets online now at www.acl-live.com/calendar/corporate-battle-of-the-bands Ticket also available at the door. Nine…

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HAAM SUPPORTER NEWS APRIL 2014

August 12, 2014

Corporate Battle of the Bands is almost here! Corporate Battle of the Bands: Band profiles Amplify Austin wrap up Love Amazon? Now you can support HAAM when you buy!Make a Donation to HAAM CORPORATE BATTLE OF THE BANDS ’14 IS MAY 9! The 7th Annual Corporate Battle of the Bands returns May 9th to benefit…

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HAAM SUPPORTER NEWS MARCH 2014

August 12, 2014

Corporate Battle of the Bands 2014 is coming! Amplify Austin 2014 -March 20th SXSW is here Where to find HAAM CORPORATE BATTLE OF THE BANDS 2014 MOVES TO ACL LIVE – FRIDAY, May 9 Corporate Battle of the Bands presented by  HEB and Cirrus Logic moves to ACL-Live! Sponsors Intel, Seton, Wenzel Spine, and HomeAway…

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HAAM Supporter News Jan 2014

August 12, 2014

Welcome Stephen Jeffrey – Corporate Battle of the Bands 2014 Chair! Remembering HAAM supporter Valerie Phillips Thank you to HAAM JAM Vol 3! Find HAAM in January at these community eventsMake a Donation to HAAM STEPHEN JEFFREY TO CHAIR CORPORATE BATTLE OF THE BANDS 2014 – FRIDAY,May 2 HAAM is thrilled to announce that Stephen…

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Robert Plant Concert to Benefit HAAM and Teen Cancer America

April 24, 2013

Robert Plant announces that he will donate the proceeds of the Sunday, June 23rd concert scheduled to play ACL Live to the Health Alliance for Austin Musicians (HAAM), whose mission is to provide access to affordable health care for Austin’s low-income, uninsured working musicians and to Teen Cancer America, a charity devoted to improving the…

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What’s that you say? Protect your hearing!

April 8, 2013

When working in the music business or taking part in live music shows one is exposed to high decibel levels for extended periods of time and that is all it takes to do damage to parts of the ear that control hearing. Doing this night after night increases the chances of permanent hearing loss exponentially….

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Wednesday, March 20 – Get your taxes prepared for FREE

March 18, 2013

Foundation Communities to Host First Annual “Austin Creatives Day” to Celebrate Central Texas Artists Press Contact: Ross Weingarten (512) 589-1253 or Ross.Weingarten@foundcom.org With South by Southwest in the rearview mirror, Foundation Communities knows that many of the performers who made the festival a success must now turn to another project: preparing their income tax returns….

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Amplify Austin – It’s almost here!

March 4, 2013

Amplify Austin, the 24-hour giving challenge starts TONIGHT at 7pm! Please help us encourage people to donate to HAAM! We have a great opportunity with the St. David’s Foundation to get matching funds for the gifts we receive! Help us maximize this match! Here are simple ways you can help: 1. Ask people to donate…

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Amplify Austin

February 26, 2013

  On March 4 and 5th, 330 nonprofits from all over Austin will take part in Amplify Austin, a community-wide day of giving with the goal of raising a $1 million in 24 hours. Modeled on successful events that have taken place in Colorado, San Diego, and Seattle, the goal is to inspire Central Texans…

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GRAMMY Awards, MusiCares and Lessons Learned from the DIY World

February 11, 2013

Congrats to all who won GRAMMY Awards last night! What a night! Congrats also to all the Texas artists who were nominated this year! You have made us proud! I was struck after hearing this article on NPR’s Morning Edition about how times have changed in the music industry even at the level of the…

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The Resilience of Musicians

January 28, 2013

The HAAM office sees over 1,000 musicians a year in our offices. We interact over the phone and through email with nearly 2,000 unique musicians a year. We are very familiar with their lives and one thing that has become very clear to us as we think about the musicians we serve is their resilience….

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January News from HAAM

January 14, 2013

Check out the January news from HAAM! You can view the newsletter in a browser or just read on! CHRIS ADAMS NAMED CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD This month HAAM welcomes Chris Adams as Chairman of the Board! Chris, a Tax Partner at Maxwell Locke & Ritter, has served on the HAAM Board since 2009. Chris has tremendous experience…

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Top 10 Lists and FREE Week! Got to love January!

January 7, 2013

It’s January. The holidays are behind us and it is time to get back to the regular routine. While this might normally send me into a funk, this year I am embracing the many things that are good about January. For starters: Top 10 Lists. Oh yes. These lists are great resources! They give people…

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Chipping In To Make a Difference

December 17, 2012

This week I have been reflecting on one of the many reasons I love Austin: the generosity of our business community. I get the privilege of working with so many companies that understand that giving is a sign of a great company that cares about its employees and the community around it. Whether it be…

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KUT and the Robin Ratliff Shivers Artist Green Room

December 10, 2012

Today I had the privilege of visiting the new KUT  Public Media Studios. It’s really impressive. Granted I’m not an expert in architecture or what makes a good broadcast environment but from my outsider perspective I think they did a great job. Some things that particularly stuck out for me: -The community aspect of the…

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KGSR Broadcasts Vol. 20

December 3, 2012

Just finished listening to the 93.3 KGSR Broadcasts Vol. 20 CD and I have four words for you….”GO BUY IT NOW!” You will support HAAM’s affiliate service provider, SIMS Foundation and you will be so happy as you listen to the two-disc, 39 song release. I’ve been thinking about what it is about the Broadcast…

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F1 Fan Fest Celebrates Austin Music

November 19, 2012

It’s the day after the inaugural F1 race. Austin Fan Fest highlighted many of our local musicians and they shared their talents with an international audience. HAAM was a part of the Bud Light stage and we thank Brown Distributing  and Bud Light for partnering with us! There are lots of photos of Fan Fest…

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Dispelling the myth that celebrity equates to wealth

November 12, 2012

Imagine me at a cocktail party and the conversation comes around to my job and what I do. I explain that I help musicians who are low-income and uninsured get access to health care. About 50% of the time the person who I’m talking with replies, “Why? I buy CDs and go see (insert band…

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Chris Alberts… An Introduction

November 4, 2012

Dear HAAM friends and supporters, I would like to begin by thanking our board and my colleagues for this wonderful opportunity. HAAM has been an incredible partner to Austin musicians and an indelible part of this community for the past seven years. I cannot truly express how excited I am to be joining the team…

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Remembering Robin

October 29, 2012

Last Saturday marked the third anniversary of the death of Robin R. Shivers. It is true that Robin was HAAM’s founder and she was so much more than that. It’s hard to put into words the effect she had on many of us and the impact that she made on our community through her “behind…

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