Mix Foundation president, Hillel Resner (left) and TEC Awards executive director Karen Dunn (right) present House Ear Institute’s Marilee Potthoff with a share of the proceeds from the 20th Annual TEC Awards.
The Mix Foundation for Excellence in Audio has announced that the TEC Awards Music and Sound Auction raised more than $22,000 for hearing health awareness programs. Proceeds were distributed to H.E.A.R. (Hearing Education and Awareness for Rockers) and the House Ear Institute’s Sound Partners campaign, and will also benefit other audio educational and scholarship programs supported by the Mix Foundation.
Held in conjunction with the 20th Annual TEC Awards, the auction ran on eBay from October 21 through November 7, 2004, and featured donated audio gear and musical instruments from 38 leading manufacturers, studio time and services from top audio facilities, and art, photos and tour paraphernalia from celebrated rockers.
Among the many quick-to-go items were Mackie audio software, Meyer Sound UPA-1P loudspeakers signed by John Meyer, microphones from Audio-Technica, Audix and Shure, a Robert Moog-signed Moogerfooger, a Gibson guitar signed by Janet Jackson, Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis, artwork by Jerry Garcia, Aerosmith-autographed Zildjian symbols, and a CD collection signed by Willie Nelson. Over 200 items were sold, many of them shipped to bidders directly from donating organizations.
The auction was presented by the Mix Foundation for Excellence in Audio and managed by H.E.A.R., a nonprofit organization dedicated to informing musicians and the public about the prevention of hearing impairment in the music environment. For more information about H.E.A.R., please visit www.hearnet.com.
To learn about the TEC Awards, and other programs supported by the Mix Foundation, visit www.mixfoundation.org. Information about the House Ear Institute and its Sound Partners program can be found at www.hei.org/soundpartners/soundparts.htm.