The Tragically Hip, Alex Lifeson, Billy Talent, Sum 41 & More Join Star-Studded ‘Healing in Harmony’ Online Auction Benefitting Trauma Survivors

Michael Raine
April 22, 2022

Make Music Matter's ‘Healing in Harmony’ online auction launches today, April 22, and features a world-class lineup of items and experiences for musicians and music lovers of all kinds.

Rock music fans have the chance to get their hands on legendary memorabilia including signed guitars by The Tragically Hip, Alex Lifeson of Rush, Billy Talent, Sum 41, and The Trews.

Juno and Grammy Award nominees and winners including producers Bob Ezrin, David Bottrill, Chris Birkett, and Hill Kourkoutis have donated one-on-one time for mentorship and consultations.

Other items include a one-hour guitar lesson with Ian Thornley of Big Wreck, recording studio time at some of Canada’s premiere facilities, and a wide assortment of pro audio equipment and software.

Also up for bidding are fine art pieces, dining experiences, a professional photo shoot, and event passes – including tickets to the 2022 Juno Awards show in Toronto.

Money raised will support Make Music Matter (MMM)’s groundbreaking and highly-effective Healing in Harmony music therapy program for trauma survivors and will accelerate plans to bring the program to Indigenous communities in Canada.

“While testing the model with Indigenous communities, we witnessed profound breakthroughs,” explains MMM founder and CEO Darcy Ataman. “We are humbled to work together side by side to not only address the generational trauma they have experienced, but to contribute to the collective healing needed to eviscerate the great divide and solitudes that exist within our country.”

MMM Board Chair and Grammy-winning producer David Bottrill is grateful for the support from friends in the music industry. “Many have gone above and beyond in the way they are giving their time, effort, and even personal instruments. We who are a part of creating music know well of its special healing powers. We’ve seen it around the world, and now Make Music Matter can help to make a difference at home,” he says.

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Bidding opens April 22 at 10 a.m. ET and closes on May 1 at 8 p.m. ET.

The 2022 ‘Healing in Harmony’ spring online auction is sponsored by Softube, McDSP, and Sonic Boom.

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Michael Raine

Michael Raine is the Editor-In-Chief at NWC, publisher of Canadian Musician, Professional Sound, Professional Lighting & Production, and Canadian Music Trade magazines. He is also a co-host of the popular Canadian Musician Podcast. Michael has extensively covered nearly all aspects of the Canadian music business, as well as the pro audio, musical products, and the lighting and production industries.