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Happier Musical Hour Livestream Recap – Elvis Costello & Allan Mayes

Happier Musical Hour Livestream Recap – Elvis Costello & Allan Mayes

The Musician Treatment Foundation (MTF) assists in providing surgical and nonsurgical care for the shoulder, elbow, and hand injuries of uninsured and underinsured professional musicians so they can maintain their livelihoods and keep the music playing for us all. MTF...
What Does Music Do for Us?

What Does Music Do for Us?

by Carrie Barron, MD Why do we listen to music?  What does it do for us?  Whether we are a spectator or a creator, music can improve well-being.  Studies show that music can relieve anxiety, improve cognition, decrease pain, elevate mood, and help people stick with an...
How To Support Local Artists & Businesses While Social Distancing

How To Support Local Artists & Businesses While Social Distancing

As COVID-19 continues to spread across the U.S., more and more cities are shutting down non-essential businesses or going into full quarantine to try to limit the spread. While these measures are necessary to ensure the safety of the community, local artists and...
Why MTF is Essential for Musicians

Why MTF is Essential for Musicians

It’s clear that the cost of healthcare in the U.S. is a concern for a wide range of Americans, and that’s especially true for those who provide entertainment and beautiful art for the rest of us. At the Music Treatment Foundation, it’s our mission to provide free...
MTF and You | How You Can Join the Cause

MTF and You | How You Can Join the Cause

The work we’re doing at the Musician Treatment Foundation is helping musicians stay healthy and able to play for the commuity (not to mention pay their bills). We couldn’t be more excited about providing this service to such deserving people, and we are eternally...
Common Musician Injuries & How to Avoid Them | Part 2

Common Musician Injuries & How to Avoid Them | Part 2

The life of a musician may seem full of glitz, glam, and glory – and that’s certainly a part of it. But, as with many other professions, it isn’t completely without risk. Many musicians experience pain or discomfort from using the same muscles and joints over and over...
Common Musician Injuries & How to Avoid Them | Part 1

Common Musician Injuries & How to Avoid Them | Part 1

The life of a musician may seem full of glitz, glam, and glory – and that’s certainly a part of it. But, as with many other professions, it isn’t completely without risk. Many musicians experience pain or discomfort from using the same muscles and joints over...
What “Keep the Music Playing” Means: MTF’s Mission

What “Keep the Music Playing” Means: MTF’s Mission

Since the beginning, we’ve made treating injured musicians our focus. And in less than two years, we’ve provided over $750,000 in free shoulder, elbow, and hand care to deserving professional musicians.  Thanks to our incredible sponsors and your generous donations,...
MTF Proudly Supports The Underwater Sunshine Festival

MTF Proudly Supports The Underwater Sunshine Festival

When the Counting Crows broke from their label in 2009 and began creating their first independent record, they decided it was the right time to pay special tribute to the artists who had inspired them and their love for music in the first place. Comprised entirely of...
Musician Spotlight: Zoiea Ohizep

Musician Spotlight: Zoiea Ohizep

This spotlight is a bit different than our typical posts that focus on an injured musician. We believe it’s important to support all professional musicians, and that rings especially true for those who aren’t able to dedicate their full time and attention...