Swizz Beatz & Friends Join Forces With VH1 & The VH1 Save The Music Foundation For Songwriters Music Series New York

Swizz Beatz & Friends Join Forces With VH1 & The VH1 Save The Music Foundation
                    For Songwriters Music Series New York

Event to Raise Funds for the VH1 Save The Music Foundation to Create the
Tri-State Sandy Music Relief Fund

PR Newswire

NEW YORK, Dec. 20, 2012

NEW YORK, Dec. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --VH1 Save The Music Foundation's 2012
Songwriters Music Series finale will return on Thursday, January 17^th at Hard
Rock Cafe New York in Times Square after being postponed due to Hurricane
Sandy. Superstar artist and producer Swizz Beatz will bring together a
collection of his famous friends for a one of a kind evening! All funds raised
will benefit the VH1 Save The Music Foundation and go towards the creation of
the Tri-State Sandy Music Relief Fund, which will allow the Foundation to
provide special grants of instruments to schools affected by the storm.

This special benefit will celebrate creativity displayed through production
and musical composition. In addition, it will help to provide the tools
needed for students to be innovative in the classroom and beyond, encouraging
them to use music as a means of expression. The event will feature a
sponsored bar featuring premium wine from William Hill Estate Wines and passed
hors d'oeuvres as well as up close and personal acoustic performances.
Participating sponsors for Songwriters NY include: RAYMOND WEIL USA, Monster
DNA Headphones, The Mizzy Jonas Family Foundation, Imagine Chocolate, Zico
Coconut Water and Stir Events by Match.com.

"New York City and the Tri-State area is my home and it's a place that
constantly inspires music and creativity for myself and millions of others,"
says Swizz. "I'm going to bring out some friends and put on a crazy show to
support the VH1 Save the Music Foundation and the creation of the Tri-State
Sandy Music Relief Fund so this creativity can thrive again for kids all over
the East Coast."

"It is such a thrill to have Swizz Beatz join VH1 and the VH1 Save The Music
Foundation for this unique and inspired cause," said Paul Cothran, Vice
President & Executive Director of the VH1 Save The Music Foundation. "As he
rallies his friends and puts together what is sure to be an unforgettable
night, we will be able to help restore instrumental music to schools
devastated by Hurricane Sandy."

Tickets for the event can be purchased here: www.vh1savethemusic.org/nyseries
and be sure to check www.vh1savethemusic.org/songwriters as special guests
will be announced in the coming weeks!

For more information or to see how you can get involved, please visit

About The VH1 Save The Music Foundation
The VH1 Save The Music Foundation is a nonprofit organization dedicated to
restoring instrumental music education programs in America's public schools,
and raising awareness about the importance of music as part of each child's
complete education.To date, VH1 Save The Music has provided more than $49.5
million in new musical instruments to 1,850 public schools in more than 192
school districts around the country, impacting the lives of over 2.1 million
children.Get involved atwww.vh1savethemusic.comand follow us on twitter

About Swizz Beatz
With over 14 years of creating music for some of the biggest musicians in
music history, Swizz has contributed to the sale over 280 million records in
just the US alone, working with the likes of Jay-Z, DMX, Beyonce, Kanye West,
and Bono to name a few. In addition to several guest appearances and
production credits, Swizz dropped his own album One Man Band Man in 2007.
Swizz's latest single "Everyday Birthday" was released in November 2012. The
single, which was produced by Swizz and Jukebox, also features Chris Brown and
Ludacris and was accompanied by a video shot over a 3 day period. in Cannes.
In an ever-changing music industry, Swizz has deferred from the regular album
release schedule and instead chosen release a series of what he has coined
"Memorable Moments," singles featuring various other artists released with an
accompanying by music videos and other visuals. Swizz has also lent his
creative contributions to the likes of global brands such as Reebok (Vice
President - Sports Style Marketing, Design, and Brand Music Development) and
Lotus Cars (Vice President of Design & Global Marketing). Swizz's latest music
venture is his new partnership with O&Media of Korea, in which his focus will
be bridging the K-Pop music scene with Western music culture. Swizz also
recently collaborated with The New York Knicks and created their 2013 theme
song. When not creating music, Swizz is an avid art collector and painter
whose goal is to inspire new artists around the world to express themselves
and is working on opening his own international "new artist" art gallery. He
is also a philanthropist who is involved in many charities and recently served
as the first Global Ambassador for New York City's public hospitals system.

About William Hill Estate® Wines
Tucked away near the Silverado Trail, William Hill Estate crafts luxury
Chardonnay from Napa Valley's renowned vineyards, and red Bordeaux varietals
from the winery's estate property on the Silverado Bench. Winemaker Ralf
Holdenried makes William Hill's extraordinary collection of elegant,
expressive wines to showcase the other side of Napa—the side that is off the
beaten path. An avid supporter of the arts, William Hill Estate is a proud
sponsor of The VH1 Save the Music Foundation, the San Francisco Symphony,
Opera and Ballet, and the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts in New York
City. Learn more at www.williamhillestate.com. To learn more about the VH1
Save The Music promotion in participating restaurants during September and
October, please visit www.williamhill-vh1savethemusic.com.

Founded in Geneva in 1976, the Swiss family-owned company, RAYMOND WEIL,
enjoys a special position in the exclusive world of luxury watch making. A
collection of refined timepieces that embody an elegant and contemporary blend
of elements that inspires emotions with both customers and partners.
Precision is the inspiration for the continued horological mastery that is

RAYMOND WEIL, both nationally and internationally, has created a strong
presence in the arts, with music at the heart; evident through with the naming
of their collections and with various sponsorships, including the BRIT Awards,
VH1 Save The Music Foundation and Elle Women In Music. RAYMOND WEIL prides
itself in aestheticism, bringing together the core elements in the excellence
of Swiss luxury craftsmanship: precision, quality, reliability, nobility and
technicality. For more information visit www.raymond-weil.com

About Hard Rock International
With a total of 178 venues in 55 countries, including 139 cafes, 18 hotels and
8 casinos, Hard Rock International (HRI) is one of the most globally
recognized companies. Beginning with an Eric Clapton guitar, Hard Rock owns
the world's greatest collection of music memorabilia, which is displayed at
its locations around the globe. Hard Rock is also known for its collectible
fashion and music-related merchandise, Hard Rock Live performance venues and
an award-winning website. HRI owns the global trademark for all Hard Rock
brands. The company owns, operates and franchises Cafes in iconic cities
including London, New York, San Francisco, Sydney and Dubai. HRI also owns,
licenses and/or manages hotel/casino properties worldwide. Destinations
include the companies' two most successful Hotel and Casino properties in
Tampa and Hollywood, Fl., both owned and operated by HRI parent company The
Seminole Tribe of Florida, as well as other exciting locations including Bali,
Biloxi, Chicago, Cancun, Las Vegas, San Diego and Singapore. Upcoming new Hard
Rock Cafe locations include Santiago, Nabq, San Jose and Guatemala City. New
Hard Rock Hotel projects include Aruba, Riviera Maya, Abu Dhabi and Shenzhen
and Haikou in China. New Hard Rock Casino projects in development include
Hungary and Northfield, OH. For more information on Hard Rock International,
visit www.hardrock.com.

Nick Carcaterra
Susan Blond, Inc.
212.333.7728 ext.126


Website: http://www.vh1.com
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