The Grammy Music awards are equivalent to the Academy Awards in the acting industry. While the Grammy Music Awards are well known for celebrating the greatest entities of the music world, there is more to the Grammys. Apart from the award show that is telecasted, there is a Grammy Museum Foundation. And while they are all pillars of the same organization, they play different roles. The museum conducts educational programs and exhibitions of brilliant music over the years. Through these campaigns and programs, the Museum wants to uphold and inspire the institution of music. And in 2019 the Grammy Museum announced that they are bringing in A-list artists such as Billie Eilish, Dua Lipa, Bruno Mars, Shawn Mendes, and Rosalia.
Billie Eilish, Dua Lipa, Bruno Mars, and more to raise funds for Grammy Museum
The academy has brought in talented artists with a wide reach to help them raise $3 million to $5 million for a very important cause. Furthermore, these five A-list celebrities will be co-chairmen for the campaign. The campaign for Music Education aims to give free-of-cost entries to the Grammy Museum.
If they can raise enough funds over eighteen months, then anyone of age eighteen will be permitted to enter the Grammy Museum located in Los Angeles, free of cost. Moreover, college students with valid IDs can also enter. The ease in cost will play a huge role in spreading the magic of music and making it accessible to all.
Now you may be wondering, why is the Grammy Museum ‘raising’ funds when it can easily fund itself. Michael Sticka who is the president of CEO gave a very informative answer while speaking to Paul Grein. “We don’t make money off the telecast,” said Sticka about the need for funding.
The incredible artists who were a part of this campaign share a story with the Grammy Museum. Especially Billie Eilish and her brother Finneas. Now a multiple times award Grammy award-winning sibling duo used to be visitors of the museum themselves. “We saw so many amazing artists perform that I never would’ve been able to see otherwise. I love the exhibits and the whole experience,” said Eilish about the Grammy Museum.
Billie Eilish’s journey from a visitor to now co-chairman has been a magical one. If the Grammy Museum’s educational programs can give us more artists such as Billie Eilish it is something we should all look forward to.