UNIVERSAL MUSIC GROUP FOCUSES ON SUPPORT FOR HEALTH AND WELLNESS THIS HOLIDAY SEASON
Holiday giving initiatives aimed at supporting mental and physical health and wellness with partners, including World Central Kitchen and the Mental Health Coalition
Support for various health organizations through UMG’s Task Force for Meaningful Change.
Santa Monica, CA – December 20th – Universal Music Group (UMG), the world leader in music-based entertainment, is supporting mental and physical health and wellness this holiday season through the Universal Music All Together Now Foundation (ATNF) and its Task Force for Meaningful Change (TFMC). Initiatives include partnerships with the Mental Health Coalition and World Central Kitchen, as well as volunteer opportunities and grants.
UMG continued its work in partnership with the Mental Health Coalition this year to drive awareness and support for healthy mental health with the launch of Grati-Tunes – a 30 track playlist that spotlights gratitude.
ATNF will support communities around the world with thousands of meals in partnership with World Central Kitchen. Additional support this holiday season includes grants to the Downtown Women’s Center (Los Angeles, CA); Bowery Mission (New York, NY); Buddy System (Miami, Florida); Hosea Helps (Atlanta, GA); People Loving Nashville (Nashville, TN); and Support + Feed in (Los Angeles, CA).
UMG also provided opportunities for its employees to volunteer this holiday season packing meals from restaurants around Los Angeles and serving meals at My Friend’s Place; assembling and distributing winter kits to the unhoused community with The Giving Spirit; and supporting Buddy System’s Community Art and Food Share by volunteering to support the day-long non-profit celebration, among others.
In an effort to continue to support projects, organizations and initiatives that widen access to healthcare, UMG supported organizations through the TFMC including the Black Women’s Health Imperative; Council on Black Health; Society for the Analysis of African American Public Health Issues; and the Student National Medical Association.
About Universal Music Group
At Universal Music Group, we exist to shape culture through the power of artistry. UMG is the world leader in music-based entertainment, with a broad array of businesses engaged in recorded music, music publishing, merchandising and audiovisual content. Featuring the most comprehensive catalogue of recordings and songs across every musical genre, UMG identifies and develops artists and produces and distributes the most critically acclaimed and commercially successful music in the world. Committed to artistry, innovation and entrepreneurship, UMG fosters the development of services, platforms, and business models in order to broaden artistic and commercial opportunities for our artists and create new experiences for fans. For more information, visit www.universalmusic.com.
About Universal Music All Together Now Foundation
As the world’s leading music company, UMG believes that Music is Universal with the power to shape culture through artistry and self-expression and to move, thrill, heal, inspire and unite people into collective action. The Universal Music All Together Now Foundation works at the intersection of music and purpose, harnessing the collective power of our community – including our employees, artists, songwriters, and fans to support and partner with organizations around the globe dedicated to delivering broad, meaningful systemic change.
About Universal Music Group Task Force for Meaningful Change
Universal Music Group’s Task Force for Meaningful Change (TFMC) is a group of employee volunteers dedicated to instituting meaningful change. Created as a driving force for inclusion and social justice, the working group is comprised of employee volunteers dedicated to instituting meaningful change. TFMC works to amplify and expand UMG’s current programs, devise new initiatives and support marginalized communities in the ongoing fight for equality, justice and inclusion.