Pandora Teams Up with Little Kids Rock to Expand Modern Music Program in Public Schools

By Laura Ferreiro Internet radio service Pandora and national music education non-profit Little Kids Rock have joined forces to bring free music lessons and instruments to kids at elementary and middle schools in Los Angeles, Oakland, Chicago and New York. … Continue reading

Kelly Clarkson, Martina McBride & Reba to Headline Musicians on Call Benefit Tour

By Anna DiBlosi Kelly Clarkson, Martina McBride, Reba and other surprise guests are kicking off this year’s Rock the Room Tour for Musicians on Call, a national non-profit that brings music to the bedsides of hospital patients across the country. … Continue reading

Bono & Friends Team Up to Record Song for ONE’s Anti-Sexism Campaign

By James Pleasant U2 lead singer and ONE co-founder Bono is teaming up with nine of Africa’s most talented artists for the advocacy organization’s “Strong Girl” remix – an anthem encouraging women around the world to stand up against sexism. … Continue reading

Norah Jones, Sharon Van Etten, Ryan Adams & More to Honor Neil Young at Neil Fest Benefiting Sweet Relief

By James Pleasant An impressive lineup of artists including Norah Jones, Michelle Branch, Ryan Adams and members of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs will team up for Best Fest’s Neil Fest on September 13-14 to support Sweet Relief—a non-profit dedicated to … Continue reading

Jason Mraz, Organic Valley and Common Vision Team Up to Plant Orchards in 1000 Schools

By Anna DiBlosi Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter Jason Mraz in junction with Organic Valley, a family-run farming cooperative, has teamed up with Common Vision, a nutritional justice group, to show support for Common Vision’s campaign to plant 1,000 orchards at low-income … Continue reading

Jack Antonoff, Carly Rae Jepsen, Lena Dunham & Friends Launch Music and Activism Series

By Laura Ferreiro Renowned musicians, Hollywood glitterati, comedians and Los Angeles high school students joined forces this weekend for the inaugural Audible Impact, a year-long series of events on music and activism. Led by Jack Antonoff of indie-pop bands Bleachers … Continue reading

The National to Play Intimate Benefit Show Supporting Education for Guatemalan Girls

By James Pleasant The National, who often sing songs about people’s dark sides, are shedding some light on social issues by donating the proceeds of their October 16 show at Los Angeles’ Troubadour nightclub to the nonprofit Cooperative for Education … Continue reading

Run the Jewels, Primus, Ingrid Michaelson and More Release Pink Vinyl To Support Breast Cancer Awareness

By Anna DiBlosi For its second annual Ten Bands One Cause, RED Distribution is re-releasing 10 bands’ iconic albums on pink vinyl this September to show support for Breast Cancer Awareness month and to raise proceeds for cancer education and … Continue reading

Dr. Dre Donates Funds from ‘Compton’ Album to Performance Arts Center

By James Pleasant Dr. Dre fans had a reason to celebrate when he announced the release of his first album in 16 years last week. To make things even sweeter, the hip-hop mogul and super-producer will donate royalties from the new album, … Continue reading

LES amis Brings Fashion & Charitable Giving to Rockwood Music Hall

By Adisa Husejnovic The creatively named non-profit LES amis has friends gathering in New York City’s Rockwood Music Hall with a shared desire to help the many homeless people of NYC. Founded by fashion designer Jemima Janney, LES amis is … Continue reading