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Autographed guitar from EMI’s post-Grammy® event to be available for auction

Proceeds to benefit Stand Up for a Cure

Gibson Melody Maker guitar signed by artists including Grammy winners and nominees Coldplay, Katy Perry, Lady Antebellum, Flex, Herbie Hancock, Jaguares, Trace Adkins, Keith Urban and more offered for auction at charitybuzz.com

Los Angeles, CA, February 18, 2009 — A guitar autographed by some of the world’s biggest musical artists, songwriters and celebrities on Grammy night at EMI’s benefit for Stand Up for a Cure will go to the highest bidder in an auction presented by EMI.Proceeds from the auction, hosted by charitybuzz.com, will go to Stand Up For a Cure, an organization that raises funds and awareness for lung cancer research and patient care.

Immediately after the Grammy® Awards on Sunday, February 8, artists ranging from Trace Adkins, Coldplay, Flex, Herbie Hancock, Lady Antebellum, Katy Perry and Keith Urban signed a white Melody Maker guitar donated by Gibson at the EMI Music/EMI Music Publishing post-Grammy event for Stand Up for a Cure at the SLS Hotel in Beverly Hills.In addition, celebrities Hilary Duff, Paris Hilton, Chris Tucker and JC Chasez signed the guitar.

Details about the auction and images will be available at a special page on Amazon.com here featuring artists who signed the guitar.It will also be posted on www.emi.com and is also accessible at www.charitybuzz.com beginning at noon EST today.The auction will run for two weeks.

Jordan Belkin, executive director of Stand Up for a Cure says, “This is an overwhelming outpouring of support from EMI and so many incredibly talented musicians and entertainers.”

Stand Up For a Cure Autographed Guitar features signatures from:

A Fine Frenzy Lady Antebellum
Trace Adkins LeToya
Dallas Austin Little Big Town
the bird and bee Joe Lovano (Blue Note Artist)
Terence Blanchard Deana Martin (Dean Martin’s daughter)
Coldplay Katy Perry
Stephen Curtis Chapman Priscilla Renea
JC Chasez Rev Theory
Lamont Dozier (Motown songwriter) The Sick Puppies
Hilary Duff Stargate
Billy Duffy / The Cult Chris Tomlin
Flex Chris Tucker (actor)
Herbie Hancock Keith Urban
Brian Howes (Producer /Songwriter for Hinder) Varsity Fan Club
Jaguares Deryck Whibley (Sum 41)



Stand Up for a Cure™ (SUFAC) is a New York State Non-Profit Organization committed to raising funding and awareness for lung cancer research and providing patient support and advocacy for people living with, or at risk for, the disease. Lung Cancer is the #1 cause of all cancer related deaths and yet remains the most underfunded. Plagued by a stigma that lung cancer is a “disease of smokers”- we now know this to be empirically untrue. As a result, SUFAC has committed to fight lung cancer by funding innovative research and increasing awareness of the world’s leading cancer killer, including a focus on non-smoking-related lung cancer. Through electrifying concerts and performances featuring world renowned performers including; the Dave Matthews Band, Bon Jovi, Barry Manilow, Jerry Seinfeld and Brian Wilson, SUFAC has raised over $2 million in its first year. We continue to fight this epidemic by empowering patients, elevating awareness and changing health policy.


EMI Music Publishing is the world’s leading popular music publisher. It represents more than 1.3 million copyrights including some of the best-known songs ever written, such as “New York New York”, “You’ve Got A Friend”, “The James Bond Theme”, “Lady Marmalade”, “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough”, “Always On My Mind”, “Over The Rainbow”, “I Heard It Through The Grapevine” and “Singin’ In the Rain”. Its current hit-making writers and producers include Arctic Monkeys, Beyoncé, Duffy, James Blunt, Jay-Z, Norah Jones, Alicia Keys, Panic At The Disco, Pink, Kanye West, Pharrell Williams and Amy Winehouse.


EMI Music is one of the world’s leading music companies. EMI Music represents artists spanning all musical tastes and genres. Its record labels include Angel, Astralwerks, Blue Note, Capitol, Capitol Nashville, EMI Classics, EMI CMG, EMI Records, EMI Televisa Music, Manhattan, Mute, Parlophone and Virgin.


charitybuzz is the leading provider of auction and marketing services to non-profits worldwide. In addition to Stand Up For a Cure, clients include Bette Midler’s New York Restoration Project, Tony Bennett’s Exploring the Arts, the Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Foundation, Russell Simmons’ RUSH Philanthropic, The Andre Agassi Foundation, the Jorge Posada Foundation, Riverkeeper and Petra Nemcova’s Happy Hearts Foundation, as well as Earth Day Network, Central Park Conservancy and Musicians on Call among many others.

Rob Goldstone

For EMI Music Publishing Contact:
Dylan Jones

For EMI Music Contact:
Jeanne MeyerDKC/Susan Novak or Kas Rigas

For charitybuzz:
Erin Warwick

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