Bob Ezrin, David Bottrill & More Donate Service, Merch & Memorabilia for Make Music Matter's Ultimate Holiday Auction

July 12, 2022

The Ultimate Holiday Auction is now underway, offering bidders the chance to win unique experiences, rare music and sports collectibles, professional audio and recording equipment, and much more, all while supporting the work of Make Music Matter.

Experiences include one-on-one sessions with producers Bob Ezrin (Pink Floyd, KISS, Lou Reed, Aerosmith) and David Bottrill (Smashing Pumpkins, Tool, Muse, Mastodon, Crown Lands). Many other producers and professionals have donated services, including recording studio time, audio mixing, and career advice.

Items also include a range of musical instruments, event tickets, conference passes, fine art, vocal lessons, apparel and accessories, and more. Autographed items include box sets from Joni Mitchell and The Tragically Hip, a Squier Stratocaster signed by Ian D'Sa of Billy Talent, and a Mike Tyson signed boxing glove.

New auction items are being added daily. Bidding closes at 8pm ET on November 30. All proceeds will go to Make Music Matter’s Healing in Harmony program for trauma survivors.

“We have all witnessed during COVID how poor mental health can adversely affect all aspects of daily life. By bidding on these exciting items, we all have a chance to help others and directly contribute to healing the trauma of some of the world’s most vulnerable,” says Darcy Ataman, Make Music Matter founder and CEO.

“A big thank you to all contributors whose generosity will help to spur a world in which the healing of trauma and positive mental health become paramount.”

Auction sponsors include Canadian Musician Magazine, NAMM Foundation, Gerr Audio, and Roland Canada.

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