Music Stars Offer Auction Items for MusiCares


Julien’s Auctions has unveiled the first star-studded lineup of items to be sold at the MusiCares® Charity Relief Auction, the music industry’s highly anticipated event that will take place live for the first time ever at the GRAMMY Museum® in Los Angeles and online on on Sunday, February 4th, 2024. The annual live stream music auction on the day of the awards ceremony will feature sensational items from many of this year’s GRAMMY® nominated artists as well as past illustrious GRAMMY® honorees in a multi-camera livestream to be directed by Jerry Foley, the multi-Emmy® award nominated director of Late Show with David Letterman. The livestream will run additionally on YouTube, Facebook and Instagram Live, in addition to Julien’s and MusiCares’ websites to reach a global viewing audience of bidders, music fans and collectors in a unique pre-GRAMMY Awards® experience.

More than 75 exclusive, one-of-a-kind items given by the world’s biggest music artists and cultural figures of our time will include instruments, wardrobe, personal items, and memorabilia coming directly from the likes of Christine McVie, Taylor Swift, James Hetfield, Robert Smith, Paul McCartney, Harry Styles, Bad Bunny, Dr. Dre, Los Angeles Lakers, Joe Walsh, and Lionel Richie will hit the auction block with many being offered to the public for the first time. More items from several yet-to-be-revealed artists will be unveiled in the coming weeks.

This Official GRAMMY® Week event precedes the 66th Annual GRAMMY Awards® telecast. Proceeds will benefit MusiCares, the leading music industry charity. MusiCares provides the music community a support system of health and human services across a spectrum of needs including physical and mental health, addiction recovery, unforeseen personal emergencies and disaster relief.


Making a grand entrance on the auction stage will be a famous piano from one of the most popular rock bands of all time, Fleetwood Mac: Christine McVie’s Yamaha C3 Baby Grand Piano (estimate: $20,000 – $30,000). The piano played on stage by one of the legendary GRAMMY Award-winning band members, co-founder, co-lead singer, keyboardist, and songwriter is named after the super group’s most beloved track “Songbird” written by McVie. She performed on this piano for two decades between the tours for Rumours and The Dance in 1977 and 1997 in Fleetwood Mac’s closing encores in concert.

From Time Magazine’s Person of the Year 2023, Taylor Swift, is a signature Baby Taylor model acoustic guitar in natural finish signed by Swift with a heart after her name below the sound hole (estimate: $5,000 – $7,000) on offer. Note: this guitar has not been played by Swift but was donated and signed by her. The 12-time GRAMMY Award-winning pop culture phenomenon and only female in GRAMMY history to win Album of the Year three times is one of the most influential women in the world who continues to shatter records with the ongoing success of the landmark Taylor Swift Eras Tour.


The Cure frontman and two-time GRAMMY nominee Robert Smith’s RS-1000 Stage Artist Edition signature Schecter model acoustic guitar, in black finish with moon and star inlays, signed by Smith “The Cure / 2023 / Robert Smith” ($3,000 – $5,000) played on stage at The Cure’s May 2023 Hollywood Bowl performance during the North American leg of their “Shows of a Lost World” tour. The tone knobs are taped over and the volume knob features a glow-in-the-dark sticker, with additional glow-in-the-dark stickers along the fretboard binding marking the frets.

Harry Styles’ signed 1999 Gretsch White Falcon hollow body electric guitar, in white finish with gold sparkle bindings and Cadillac Tailpiece ($3,000 – $5,000). The body of the guitar is signed and dated 2023 with a drawing of a heart and swirl by the singer, songwriter, acclaimed actor and fashion icon, who’s been honored with six Brit Awards, three GRAMMY Awards, an Ivor Novello Award, and three American Music Awards.

Laura Segura, Executive Director of MusiCares, said: “During this special time of year, we look forward to presenting with our esteemed partner MusiCares some of the biggest and best pieces of music memorabilia at our annual charity initiative that celebrates our universal love of music and the arts while furthering a good cause,” said Martin Nolan, Co-Founder and Executive Director of Julien’s Auctions. “There are so many unique and incredible items for every music fan and collector from icons such as Christine McVie and Taylor Swift to Paul McCartney with many more to be announced. We are especially thrilled to announce that we will be holding this Official GRAMMY week event live for the first time at the GRAMMY Museum, whose unparalleled music collections and music education initiatives and programs are aligned with our mission to deepen the connection of fans and the general public with artists through these pieces of music history.”


“Music gives so much to the world, and we at MusiCares are honored to have a partner like Julien’s helping us raise funds for music professionals in need. With such iconic collectibles being offered, bidders are not only gaining pieces of music history, they are also giving back to the music ecosystem with each piece purchased.”


MusiCares Charity Relief Auction
An Official 66th GRAMMY Week Event
Sunday, February 4th, 2024

Grammy Museum
800 W Olympic Blvd,
Los Angeles,
CA 90015
Session I: 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Pacific Time (approximately)


Person of the Year Gala
Friday, February 2nd, 2024
Los Angeles Convention Center, West Hall A
5:00pm – 7:00pm Pacific Time

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