ASCAP announced Tuesday that it is making a donation to the Recording Academy's MusiCares nonprofit to support members of the music community who have been affected by the recent destructive wildfires up and down California. The performance-rights org declined to reveal the amount of the contribution to the disaster relief fund.
"We have all been stunned by the devastation caused by the California fires and the heartache and loss suffered by our members who reside there.” said ASCAP chairman and president Paul Williams. "ASCAP has always been an advocate for music creators, and faced with these terrible circumstances, we have their backs. We are pleased to work with MusiCares to get help to those who need it most."
At least 88 people were killed in Northern California's Camp wildfire, with nearly 19,000 buildings destroyed across 240 square miles. In Southern California, three people were killed and over 1,600 buildings were destroyed.