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

Patti Smith, Jim James, Ariel Pink and Philip Glass to headline Tibet House 2013 benefit concert

By Hilary Gridley Here at Music For Good, we’re no strangers to the great work Tibet House is doing with the help of some of music’s biggest names. Now, a diverse crowd of musicians is taking the stage at Carnegie … Continue reading

Fashion, music and great causes converge on Agenda 2013

By Laura Ferreiro It’s always fascinating to see how brands use music to inspire fashion, and earlier this month we got a sneak peek at the summer and fall collections of nearly 600 streetwear, lifestyle, action sports and accessory brands … Continue reading

Peter Gabriel, Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros and more join Voice Project compilation for peace in Africa

By Hilary Gridley One of the most inspiring chapters in the long history of anti-war music rarely gets told. The narrators aren’t draft-dodging folk singers or far-flung soldiers — they’re innocent victims who suffered rape and torture at the hands … Continue reading

The Used headline Take Action tour to fight bullying & help LGBT teens

By Hilary Gridley The It Gets Better Project shows young LGBT people that no matter how tough their teenage years are, they can and will go on to lead happy, successful lives. Now, thanks to Hopeless Records’ non-profit branch Sub City, … Continue reading

OneRepublic combats child mortality with heartbeats and a catchy tune

By Laura Ferreiro Rock band OneRepublic have turned a heartbeat into a backbeat to draw attention to Save the Children’s “Every Beat Matters” campaign. The Denver-based rockers wrote the song “Feel Again” — which features the heartbeats of young children … Continue reading