The Mix Foundation for Excellence in Audio has announced that it will present the Second Annual TEC Awards Music and Sound Auction, scheduled to run on eBay from October 3rd to Oct. 16, 2005. The online sale will coincide with the 21st Annual Technical Excellence & Creativity Awards, to be held on Saturday, Oct. 8 at the New York Marriott Marquis.
The auction will be managed by H.E.A.R. (Hearing Education and Awareness for Rockers), a nonprofit organization dedicated to informing musicians and the public about the prevention of hearing impairment in the music environment. Proceeds will benefit H.E.A.R., as well as the Sound Partners campaign of the House Ear Institute in Los Angeles, a hearing conservation program co-founded by the Mix Foundation in 1997.
As in the first auction of 2004—which raised more than $22,000 for hearing health programs—organizers of the 2nd Annual TEC Awards Music and Sound Auction are encouraging donations of pro audio and music equipment and various other gift items for the 14-day online bidding event. Recording devices, microphones, loudspeakers, mixing consoles, amplifiers, production software, guitars and other musical instruments, assorted music and concert memorabilia, art, photography, gift items and cash contributions are currently being accepted.
Already-donated items include a Gibson Les Paul guitar signed by Les Paul, a Squire Stratocaster autographed by Pat Benatar, in-ear monitors from Future Sonic and Westone, and an Alternative Tentacles Records CD collection from Jello Biafra. Later this month, as additional items are donated, they will be posted on the auction homepage: www.hearnet.com/auction.html.
To donate musical instruments or pro sound equipment. please contact John Pledger at 415-453-8618, or e-mail [email protected]. To donate tour memorabilia, artwork, gift packages or money, contact Kathy Peck at 415-409-3277, or e-mail [email protected]. Information about TEC Awards tickets or sponsorships can be found by contacting Karen Dunn at 925.939-6149, e-mailing [email protected], or following the TEC Awards links on www.mixfoundation.org.