‘Dio Was the Pavarotti of Heavy Metal Vocals’ Says Jack Black, Who’s Featured on Dio Tribute Album

By Hilary Gridley On April 1, Rhino Records will release Ronnie James Dio: This Is Your Life, a compilation album featuring songs by heavy metal superstar Ronnie James Dio covered by his famous friends and admirers. The compilation will benefit … Continue reading

Ysanne Teams Up With Sea Shepherd to Protect Dolphins & Other Marine Life

By Hilary Gridley This past April, composer and Smashing Pumpkins violinist Ysanne announced a musical partnership to support healthy oceans. Now, as the world watches while Japanese fishermen threaten the lives and well being of hundreds of dolphins, Ysanne has … Continue reading

Andrew Bird Teams Up with Nature Valley for the Quietest Show on Earth to Preserve National Parks

By Laura Ferreiro It’s hard to think of a more idyllic setting for a concert than the middle of a gorgeous, windswept Joshua Tree-filled desert. This was the setting for the Quietest Show on Earth – an intimate performance featuring … Continue reading

From Coachella to Pitchfork Festival, revolutionary non-profit helps music fests go green

By Hilary Gridley Now that summer festival season is officially in full swing, we wanted to take a look at an organization that’s harnessing the energy and passion of music-loving festival-goers, and using it to promote a healthy environment. Eric … Continue reading

First-ever Campus DJ champion spins for a great cause

By Laura Ferreiro Hordes of people crowded into the Avalon Hollywood on June 20 to experience the first-ever national Campus DJ competition. The uber-talented college DJ finalists spun in a hotly contested battle to be crowned the top college DJ … Continue reading

MyMusicRx founder discusses working with renowned musicians to inspire kids battling serious illnesses

By Hilary Gridley Like many teenage boys, Micah spends his time mastering Bon Jovi on guitar. Unlike most rock fans, he started learning chords while in treatment for a life-threatening immune deficiency at a Portland hospital. Now, he’s thankful he … Continue reading

Smashing Pumpkins violinist Ysanne teams up with non-profits, brands on ambitious ‘Coldwater Project’

By Hilary Gridley Whale populations are dwindling. Without action, their songs may soon find a place not in biology but in mythology, right beside the singing mermaid. Fortunately, composer and violinist Ysanne is teaming up with Sea Shepherd to ensure the … Continue reading

Music charities join forces with renowned musicians at NAMM

By Laura Ferreiro Members of No Doubt, Black Sabbath and The Eagles as well as Stevie Wonder and Brian Wilson recently descended on Anaheim, California for the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM). This massive trade show features product debuts … Continue reading

Ra Ra Riot discuss teaming up with Oxfam to fight poverty and hunger around the world

By Laura Ferreiro Ra Ra Riot recently embarked on a tour across North America in support of their new album “Beta Love,” and they invited Oxfam America to come along. The New York-based indie rockers have been long-time supporters of … Continue reading