September 13, 2018:

Sweet News: Remembering Rob Max; MeetHook; New Supporters Playlist

In Loving Memory

This week we remember our dear friend and Executive Director, Rob Max, who left us suddenly and much too early 1 year ago. Rob was a force for good in the music community, he worked tirelessly with ill & disabled musicians to find solutions that would improve, and in some cases save their lives. When he joined Sweet Relief in 2009, Rob knew he had found his calling in life. His love for music, combined with his powerful ability to empathize with musicians in need, gave Sweet Relief an effective Executive Director for nearly a decade. Since his passing, we have honored his legacy with a Fund curated specifically for a cause most dear to him, the plight of the elder musician. We created the Rob Max Memorial Fund for Elder Musicians in light of Rob’s particular concern for older musicians; Rob believed that they deserved the utmost care and attention, and we are working diligently to support his vision. Thank you Rob; we love you, we miss you, and we are grateful for all the hours, all the energy, all the kindness you gave to musicians in need and to your family at Sweet Relief.

To donate to the Rob Max Memorial Fund for Elder Musicians, please click HERE.

A playlist was created of Rob’s favorite songs, listen HERE

MeetHook is a platform that connects professionals with their fans, students and followers through real time 1 on 1 video calls.

We’re excited about our new partnership with Meethook! We will have musicians such as Jason Hartless, drummer for Ted NugentRich Redmond, drummer for country star Jason Aldean, and Stephen Perkins, drummer for Jane’s Addiction, donating 100% of their proceeds of their next 4 sessions to Sweet Relief! 

Gain access to the professionals with MeetHook! There has never been an easier and faster way to connect with professionals 1 on 1. The MeetHook app brings you the ability to have a personal conversation with the professionals that can help you change the game! A genuine win-win for everyone – hosts can turn a free moment into money and MeetHook users can have a conversation that can change their career, if not their life. Booking a MeetHook session gets you a live video call and the host’s undivided attention. 

Whether you’re looking to talk to your favorite drummer or get advice from a guitar player who has played with 1 or more of your favorite bands … The MeetHook app makes it possible.

In many industries, especially music, connections can sometimes make all the difference in the world. The MeetHook app brings that connection one step closer.

MeetHook hosts can be searched by name, affiliation, skill or keyword, making it easy to search for the host that you want to talk to now or in the future. 

BOOK A LESSON, GET ADVICE, HEAR SOME WAR STORIES, GET YOUR BURNING QUESTIONS ANSWERED – Booking a MeetHook host is a super easy process and all transaction details are meticulously documented and archived in HISTORY to offer the ultimate transparency. Users pay by the minute and can book a host based on the segments of time they make themselves available for. No need for back and forth scheduling madness, The MeetHook app takes care of scheduling and time zones so there is no need to share personal information … just a quick and seamless transaction and a reminder notification minutes before your scheduled session will start.

Stop by and check out our latest playlist;  NEW Music from SR Supporters! This playlist was created to highlight new releases from those who have generously supported our mission to help musicians in need. Much like our #MostEclecticPlaylistEver, you will hear an array of artists from Ariana Grande,Madeleine Peyroux, to Florida Georgia Line! Check it out below!

Now live on the Sweet Relief Charitybuzz page– Meet Anjelah Johnson with 2 VIP Tickets to the More of Me Tour Show of Your Choice, Plus Merch! 

Auction ends September 18th, click below to learn more and place your bid!

Hey musicians! Be sure to check out our friends and supporters at Gruv Gear! 

To date, over 250 world-class performers, producers, photographers and million-mile travelers endorse and trust Gruv Gear with their everyday carry and tech essentials. From guitar gig bags and straps, to bags and cases, they have everything a working musician needs.

Gruv Gear’s growing line of products is now distributed in over 50 countries, shipped from warehouses in California, Shanghai, Germany and Canada, and continues to revolutionize the musician and jetsetter’s lifestyle with innovative bags, carts and accessories. 




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