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Published: 6/7/2010

SESAC Sponsors “The BIG Gear Giveback” Benefit Show

NAMM, Next BIG Nashville, American Songwriter, the Nashville Musicians Union, MusiCares, SESAC and ASCAP have partnered to launch “The BIG Gear Giveback” a nationwide gear donation drive.

Gear companies, NAMM vendors, and compassionate musicians will get the opportunity to donate musical equipment to working musicians whose equipment and instruments were destroyed during the massive flooding in Middle Tennessee in March.

A special showcase event will be held at Hard Rock Cafe in Nashville on Friday, June 18 featuring Next BIG Nashille alumni The Apache Relay and Megan McCormick and special guests.

Middle Tennessee musicians who lost gear can apply for donations by uploading information about the specific equipment, instruments or software they lost in the flood online atww.americansongspace.com/biggearbenefit/">http://www.americansongspace.com/biggearbenefit/.

The Nashville Musicians Association has created a specific gear relief fund and will be working with companies to match each musician’s needs with specific product donations. Companies wishing to donate should contact biggear@americansongwriter.com.

Companies who will be present at Nashville Summer NAMM should bring the gear to the Convention (being held June 18-20 at the Nashville Convention Center), and contact biggear@americansongwriter.com to handle collection on-site at the NMA and MusicCares.org booths.

Companies can also get involved by donating cash to the MusicCares.org Nashville Relief Fund by clicking here, posting one of the following MusicCares.org Donation Banners [link to banners/html code] on your website today or support the NMA here -all donations will go towards a fund specifically created for Nashville Musicians. Every penny helps and getting the word out to the national audience will make a BIG difference.