Weird Al, Danny Elfman, Hans Zimmer & more set for virtual MusiCares benefit
Soundtrack of our Lives, "a celebration for the film/tv music community," streams on Thursday, June 25 at 3 PM ET on soundtracklives.com. The livestream is a benefit for MusiCares' COVID-19 relief fund, and specifically focuses on composers, songwriters, editors, and music supervisors for film and television.
"Members of our Film & TV Music community - from composers to musicians to singers to those involved in preparing, recording and mixing - are suffering from the financial and emotional impact of COVID-19," a message on the stream's site reads. "These are the people whose scores and songs transport, inspire, uplift and get us through some of the hardest challenges by creating the soundtracks of our lives."
Over 75 composers, musicians, actors and others are performing and appearing on the stream, Rolling Stone reports, including Jon Brion, Danny Elfman, Hildur Gudnadóttir, Nicholas Britell, Tim Rice, Hans Zimmer, Sting, Catherine O’Hara, Ming-Na Wen, Patti LuPone, William Shatner, Elisabeth Moss, “Weird Al” Yankovic, Marla Gibbs, Jane Levy, Mandy Moore, Richard Kind, Alex Newell, Zachary Levi, Paul Reubens, Kiernan Shipka, Harvey Fierstein, Ginnifer Goodwin, Anika Noni Rose, Kasi Lemmons, Ted Danson, Auli’i Cravalho, Darren Criss, Drew Carey, Ray Romano, Holly Hunter, Reba McEntire, Bob Saget, Ken Page, Lucy Lawless, Mary Steenburgen, Dave Coulier, Kevin Smith, Peter Gallagher, Naomi Scott, Annie Potts, Clive Davis, Jodi Benson, Harvey Mason Jr., Susan Egan, Paige O’Hara, John Stamos, Andra Day and Rita Wilson.
"Thousands of music professionals and creators are struggling during this pandemic and remain in desperate need of assistance," MusiCares Vice President of Health and Human Services Debbie Carroll said to Rolling Stone. "The continued support from the music community during these turbulent times has been heartwarming and inspiring. The power of music unites us all and gives us hope for better days ahead."
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