Musicians Making A Difference Calls on Musicians of all Levels to Take Part in National Youth Week Album
NSW based music charity, Musicians Making A Difference (MMAD), is releasing its second annual National Youth Week Album this April, and is calling on musicians of all levels to take part and submit their tracks before the deadline of Saturday 7 March.
A panel of music experts including representatives from APRA, Sony Foundation and Universal Music will judge the tracks, with the winning songs being used to create a double album that will reflect the theme of this year’s National Youth Week, It Starts With Us.
The album will also include tracks from renowned Australian and international musicians. Last year’s debut album was a resounding success with artists from Bliss N Eso, Justice Crew and Public Enemy taking part and hundreds of copies downloaded across the country.
“Music is a powerful way to help young people express their thoughts and feelings, and more than ever we feel that by giving kids their own voice, they will be able to tackle whatever it is that is going on in their lives in a positive way. At MMAD we see young people every day affected by some pretty big issues that impact the whole community, so we want to give them an opportunity to collaborate with each other and come together, whatever their background, through music and find positive solutions to their concerns” Dominic Brook, CEO of MMAD, said.
When completed, the album will be launched to coincide with National Youth Week, which this year runs from 8th to 17th April. The album will be free to download from www.freeyouthweekcd.com or through iTunes and Spotify.
MMAD is a charity organisation which aims to transform the lives of young people through music, dance and mentoring, especially those who may be homeless, traumatised or underachieving in life. MMAD runs over 1,400 free music and dance programs reaching over 20,000 young people inspiring them to reach their full potential. Programs are held throughout Sydney, Brisbane, NSW Central Coast, Melbourne, Perth & QLD Gold Coast.
The production of the album has been made possible by the support of MMAD sponsors APRA, Universal Music and the Sony Foundation.
For further information or to submit a track, visit www.freeyouthweekcd.com
For further information about MMAD and its programs, visit www.mmad.org.au