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Zippah Recording Recovery Fund

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As you may have heard, Boston music producer Brian Charles suffered a devastating loss with the massive fire that destroyed Zippah Recording Studios in Brighton today (December 17). He has been working in the same building for the past 33 years, and the studio held a lifetime's worth of memories, art, and equipment.
The unique instruments and all of the recording equipment at Zippah are likely destroyed or damaged beyond repair. Many vintage and one-of-a-kind items resided within the walls of Zippah, a collection that Brian curated over a lifetime of creating beloved recordings.
In addition to being a heartbreaking and crushing event emotionally, this fire has created a massive financial burden for Brian and his family. His primary income came from the studio. It will be very hard to recover from this tragedy, and the road ahead will be difficult. We'd like to help him begin on that journey as quickly as possible. If you can help in any way, we hope you may do so. Thank you for your kindness and consideration.

NOTE: Actual damages far exceed the $50,000 goal set in this fundraiser, but we want everyone to know that any amount you could contribute is very much appreciated! If that goal gets close we'll raise the goal amount in order to get closer to meeting the needs of rebuilding Zippah. Thank you again. 


  • Art Jannakas
    • $100 
    • 2 yrs
  • matthew hajdys
    • $20 
    • 2 yrs
  • Jane Mangini
    • $100 
    • 2 yrs
  • Patrick O'Donoghue
    • $500 
    • 2 yrs
  • Charles Wise
    • $100 
    • 2 yrs

Fundraising team (3)

Lisa Traxler
Arlington, MA
Brian Charles
David Charles
Team member
Annie Hoffman
Team member

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