I was thrilled to support a cause that supports an issue that so many parents and children deal with, and excited to be a part of an event surrounded by so much musical talent.
Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) November 30, 2011
After presenting at the Hollywood Music in Media Awards (HMMA) rock star, television and movie personality Anand Bhatt signed five guitars to be donated for the children’s charity, Autism Speaks. Bhatt, who is well known for both his musical and acting talents, signed the guitars alongside other celebrities including Adam Gaynor of Matchbox 20 and actor Eric Roberts of The Dark Night, The Expendables, and more, to support the charity.
The HMMAs, which were held at The Highlands in Hollywood on Thursday, November 17th, recognized over 50 talented individuals responsible for creating, producing, and placing music in visual media. After lending his signature to several guitars, Bhatt was welcomed up on stage to present the awards for “Best Jazz Song,” “Best Latin Song,” “Best Metal Song,” and more. Distinguished honorees included Smokey Robinson, who was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award.
“I was thrilled to support a cause that supports an issue that so many parents and children deal with, and excited to be a part of an event surrounded by so much musical talent,” said Bhatt.
Autism Speaks was founded in 2005 by Bob and Suzanne Wright to help fund the research, cause, prevention, treatment, and cure for Autism. Currently autism affects about one in every hundred American children, and the cause is still unknown.
This is not the first or only charity that Bhatt supports- he is also involved with other charities including the Simply Smiles Charity and David Lynch Foundation. For more information about Anand Bhatt please visit http://sonicwaveintl.com/anand/.
About Anand Bhatt
Celebrity music star Anand Bhatt is famous for his music and his acting, and is recognized as both a solo artist and frontman of hardcore band Anand Clique, as well as a major TV and movie personality. He has recently been busy with the opportunities from a successful year which include endorsements, an animated music video premiere, hitting international radio charts, around the globe travel, getting inducted as a voting member for the Latin Grammy Awards, supporting the Simply Smiles Charity, and doing song collaborations with stars worldwide including Spanish pop idol Veronica Romeo and Vietnamese rap star Ha Okio. Visit his Facebook at facebook.com/anandbhattrock and follow him on Twitter @anandbhatt.
About the Hollywood Music in Media Awards (HMMA)
Sponsored by the Hollywood Music in Media Association and Autism speaks, the Hollywood Music in Media Awards recognizes and honors the music of visual mediums (film, TV, movie trailers, video games, commercials, music videos, etc.), the individuals responsible for creating, producing and placing it, and the music of artists, both mainstream and independent, from around the globe. HMMA is the first music awards event to recognize and honor excellence in music supervision.
About Autism Speaks
Founded in February 2005 by grandparents of an autistic child Bob and Suzanne Wright, Autism Speaks is a charity meant to gain publicity to the illness that affects one in 110 American children. Autism Speaks raises funds for research, prevention, treatment and possible cures. Today the charity has gained $160 million to advocate the cause. Recently Autism Speaks has partnered with the Ad Council to create a “learn the signs,” campaign to help educate parents on the signs of Autism. For more information, please visit http://www.autismspeaks.org.
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