The Recording Industry’s Music Performance Trust Fund Pledges $200,000 to present over 1,000 Free, Live and Age-Friendly Musical Performances for Older Adults

NEW YORKSept. 3, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — The recording industry’s Music Performance Trust Fund (MPTF) announced today the fund has doubled the number of live MusicianFest performances they will support in senior centers throughout the U.S. and Canada this year. The fund will invest more than $200,000 in over 1,000 events, which will be coordinated and implemented by local union offices of the American Federation of Musicians.

Aligned with September’s National Senior Center Month, MusicianFest events and film “MusicianFest: Never Too Old” will promote awareness of and access to free musical performances serving vulnerable populations such as those who are homeless or have disabilities. As the older adult population grows, communities recognize they must offer creative, age-friendly activities in safe environments to help them remain active and maintain connections in their communities.