Swizz Beatz & Friends Join Forces With VH1 & The VH1 Save The Music Foundation For Songwriters Music Series New York

Event to Raise Funds for the VH1 Save The Music Foundation to Create the Tri-State Sandy Music Relief Fund

NEW YORK, Dec. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — VH1 Save The Music Foundation’s 2012 Songwriters Music Series finale will return on Thursday, January 17 th at Hard Rock Cafe New York in Times Square after being postponed due to Hurricane Sandy. Superstar artist and producer Swizz Beatz will bring together a collection of his famous friends for a one of a kind evening! All funds raised will benefit the VH1 Save The Music Foundation and go towards the creation of the Tri-State Sandy Music Relief Fund, which will allow the Foundation to provide special grants of instruments to schools affected by the storm.

This special benefit will celebrate creativity displayed through production and musical composition.  In addition, it will help to provide the tools needed for students to be innovative in the classroom and beyond, encouraging them to use music as a means of expression.  The event will feature a sponsored bar featuring premium wine from William Hill Estate Wines and passed hors d’oeuvres as well as up close and personal acoustic performances. Participating sponsors for Songwriters NY include: RAYMOND WEILUSA, Monster DNA Headphones, The Mizzy Jonas Family Foundation, Imagine Chocolate, Zico Coconut Water and Stir Events by Match.com.

“New York City and the Tri-State area is my home and it’s a place that constantly inspires music and creativity for myself and millions of others,” says Swizz. “I’m going to bring out some friends and put on a crazy show to support the VH1 Save the Music Foundation and the creation of the Tri-State Sandy Music Relief Fund so this creativity can thrive again for kids all over the East Coast.”

“It is such a thrill to have Swizz Beatz join VH1 and the VH1 Save The Music Foundation for this unique and inspired cause,” said Paul Cothran, Vice President & Executive Director of the VH1 Save The Music Foundation. “As he rallies his friends and puts together what is sure to be an unforgettable night, we will be able to help restore instrumental music to schools devastated by Hurricane Sandy.”

Tickets for the event can be purchased here: www.vh1savethemusic.org/nyseries and be sure to checkwww.vh1savethemusic.org/songwriters as special guests will be announced in the coming weeks!


For more information or to see how you can get involved, please visit www.vh1savethemusic.org/sponsors.

About The VH1 Save The Music Foundation
The VH1 Save The Music Foundation is a nonprofit organization dedicated to restoring instrumental music education programs in America’s public schools, and raising awareness about the importance of music as part of each child’s complete education. To date, VH1 Save The Music has provided more than $49.5 million in new musical instruments to 1,850 public schools in more than 192 school districts around the country, impacting the lives of over 2.1 million children. Get involved at www.vh1savethemusic.com and follow us on twitter @vh1savethemusic.

About Swizz Beatz
With over 14 years of creating music for some of the biggest musicians in music history, Swizz has contributed to the sale over 280 million records in just the US alone, working with the likes of Jay-Z, DMX, Beyonce, Kanye West, and Bono to name a few.  In addition to several guest appearances and production credits, Swizz dropped his own album One Man Band Man in 2007. Swizz’s latest single “Everyday Birthday” was released in November 2012. The single, which was produced by Swizz and Jukebox, also features Chris Brown and Ludacris and was accompanied by a video shot over a 3 day period. in Cannes. In an ever-changing music industry, Swizz has deferred from the regular album release schedule and instead chosen release a series of what he has coined “Memorable Moments,” singles featuring various other artists released with an accompanying by music videos and other visuals. Swizz has also lent his creative contributions to the likes of global brands such as Reebok (Vice President – Sports Style Marketing, Design, and Brand Music Development) and Lotus Cars (Vice President of Design & Global Marketing). Swizz’s latest music venture is his new partnership with O&Media of Korea, in which his focus will be bridging the K-Pop music scene with Western music culture. Swizz also recently collaborated with The New York Knicks and created their 2013 theme song.  When not creating music, Swizz is an avid art collector and painter whose goal is to inspire new artists around the world to express themselves and is working on opening his own international “new artist” art gallery. He is also a philanthropist who is involved in many charities and recently served as the first Global Ambassador for New York City’s public hospitals system.

About William Hill Estate® Wines
Tucked away near the Silverado Trail, William Hill Estate crafts luxury Chardonnay from Napa Valley’s renowned vineyards, and red Bordeaux varietals from the winery’s estate property on the Silverado Bench. Winemaker Ralf Holdenried makes William Hill’s extraordinary collection of elegant, expressive wines to showcase the other side of Napa—the side that is off the beaten path. An avid supporter of the arts, William Hill Estate is a proud sponsor of The VH1 Save the Music Foundation, the San Francisco Symphony, Opera and Ballet, and the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts in New York City. Learn more at www.williamhillestate.com.  To learn more about the VH1 Save The Music promotion in participating restaurants during September and October, please visit www.williamhill-vh1savethemusic.com.


Founded in Geneva in 1976, the Swiss family-owned company, RAYMOND WEIL, enjoys a special position in the exclusive world of luxury watch making.  A collection of refined timepieces that embody an elegant and contemporary blend of elements that inspires emotions with both customers and partners.   Precision is the inspiration for the continued horological mastery that is RAYMOND WEIL.

RAYMOND WEIL, both nationally and internationally, has created a strong presence in the arts, with music at the heart; evident through with the naming of their collections and with various sponsorships, including the BRIT Awards, VH1 Save The Music Foundation and Elle Women In Music.  RAYMOND WEIL prides itself in aestheticism, bringing together the core elements in the excellence of Swiss luxury craftsmanship: precision, quality, reliability, nobility and technicality. For more information visitwww.raymond-weil.com

About Hard Rock International
With a total of 178 venues in 55 countries, including 139 cafes, 18 hotels and 8 casinos, Hard Rock International (HRI) is one of the most globally recognized companies. Beginning with an Eric Claptonguitar, Hard Rock owns the world’s greatest collection of music memorabilia, which is displayed at its locations around the globe. Hard Rock is also known for its collectible fashion and music-related merchandise, Hard Rock Live performance venues and an award-winning website. HRI owns the global trademark for all Hard Rock brands.  The company owns, operates and franchises Cafes in iconic cities including London, New York, San Francisco, Sydney and Dubai. HRI also owns, licenses and/or manages hotel/casino properties worldwide. Destinations include the companies’ two most successful Hotel and Casino properties in Tampa and Hollywood, Fl., both owned and operated by HRI parent company The Seminole Tribe of Florida, as well as other exciting locations including Bali, Biloxi, Chicago, Cancun, Las Vegas, San Diego and Singapore. Upcoming new Hard Rock Cafe locations include Santiago, Nabq, San Jose and Guatemala City.  New Hard Rock Hotel projects include Aruba, Riviera Maya, Abu Dhabi andShenzhen and Haikou in China. New Hard Rock Casino projects in development include Hungary andNorthfield, OH.  For more information on Hard Rock International, visit www.hardrock.com.

Nick Carcaterra
Susan Blond, Inc.
212.333.7728 ext.126


Web Site: http://www.vh1.com

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