Projects

Or Music

The record label and music publishing home of Texican roots rockers Los Lonely Boys and Hasidic reggae sensation Matisyahu, Or Music has a proud tradition blending artist development with commercial sensibilities and the ability to make great records. In less than four years Or Music has sold over four million CD's and downloaded albums. Los Lonely Boys' multi platinum debut has been nominated for five Grammy Awards, won the 2005 Grammy for Best Rock Vocal and enabled us to win the BMI Music Publisher's Award. Matisyahu's Or Music debut "Live at Stubbs" has been certified gold, and his studio album "Youth" just entered the chart at number four! With a new Los Lonely Boys album due in June and new artist projects in development, Or Music has a bright future.

T.J. Martell Foundation

The T.J. Martell Foundation began with a promise. In 1975, T.J. Martell asked his father, music industry executive Tony Martell, to raise a million dollars for the lifesaving leukemia research that made it possible for T.J. to reach his twenty-first birthday, two years beyond his original prognosis. T.J. died later that year, but Tony Martell, with a group of music industry executives, artists and friends, vowed to uphold that promise and organized several dinners and events.

Since then, the T.J. Martell Foundation has raised more than $175 million to support innovative research for leukemia, cancer and AIDS at nine laboratories throughout the United States.

With headquarters in New York, the T.J. Martell Foundation includes the Neil Bogart Memorial Fund in Los Angeles and the Frances Williams Preston Laboratories in Nashville. The Foundation recently added a Midwest division with headquarters in Minneapolis and chapters in Chicago and Detroit, and a Women's division, which focuses on women's cancers and other health issues.

With the help of many generous sponsors and volunteers, the Foundation has exciting events including galas, auctions, golf tournaments, and other celebrity events throughout the year. Over the last 29 years, the Foundation has grown due to the hard work and generosity of the music industry. In recent years, support for the Foundation has extended to other industries as awareness of the work done by the T.J. Martell Foundation has spread.

Everyone is working together towards a common goal - to raise funds for innovative research into the treatments and cures of leukemia, cancer and AIDS - and to fulfill a father's promise.

Music for Youth Foundation

Mission Statement
The Music for Youth Foundation (MFY) is a non-profit initiative with its mission to identify, fund and lend experience to innovative programs that make quality music education available to underpriveleged young people.

History
In 1995, leading members of the music industry began meeting to discuss the utter collapse of funding for music programs in America's schools. The group, led by Larry Rosen, founder and past President of MFY, and Elliot Goldman, President Emeritus of MFY, set out to find and support innovative programs that address the need for music in the lives of young people. The Music for Youth Foundation is the results of these efforts, and the proof of its effectiveness lies in the hearts of thousands of kids who have been touched by these programs. To date, MFY has raised over $3 million and has given over $2.2 million in grants to over 40 programs in the past six years. These efforts seemed particularly appropriate since the music industry, which is so supportive of several health related charities had not yet been identified with promoting musical education and scholarship; i.e. "giving back" to the cause of maintaining music education and exposure for the young people of our communities.

From its inception in 1995, an affiliation was struck with the UJA-Federation of New York for them to supply the administrative and support services that would get the Foundation underway and permit most of the funds raised to go towards the Foundations goal of "giving music back."