|ABOUT MUSIC AID INTERNATIONAL
Music Aid International
has been a leading non profit music presence since 1998 working with
some of the biggest names in music wordwide. During that time it has
provided valuable resources and educational support to thousands
of musicians worldwide; has directly provided schooling to poor village
children in SE Asia; has managed hundreds of volunteer groups worldwide
in partnership with The United Nations UNV and NetAid projects;
has distributed free musical instruments with the BBC; helped an
supported thousands of people wishing to enter the music industry;
launched and organised the Music Aid 2006, 2007 and 2009 International
Award events and has promoted
and supported many music benefit events (including Al Gore'sLive Earth)
and CDs that have helped to fund aid projects on three
organization operates as an association of producers,
promoters, musicians, business executives, entertainment lawyers,
music companies, supporters and others in the global music industry
that has been raising awareness of social issues, supporting and
promoting music charities and good
causes, and providing opportunities for new musical
talent since its launch in 1998.
Music Aid is a unique organisation that has three aims and missions: 1) to provide resources and opportunities to musicians, 2) To provide entertainment, contests and events, and showcase new talent on the new Music Aid TV web channel, 3) To continue to support and promote charities and good causes through its activities. There is no other organisation like it.
Aid International was launched in 1998 at a
large event in
central London, England with the support of many well known friends and
supporters from the worlds of music, art and film including Rolling
Wood, the artist and musician Rolf Harris (who donated their
own orignal art works for auction at the event) and Sliding Doors film
director and actor Peter Howitt. Many famous names were involved and
funds raised from the sale of memorabilia, signed guitars and
signed album covers from Paul McCartney, John Lee Hooker, Oasis,
Clapton, Bob Dylan, Mick Jagger, Bono and others. This launch event -
"The Art of Music
Festival" - was sponsored by AOL and Tower Records and it took over an
entire floor at the Whitley's Center in central London. It ran for a
full week and was attended by over 100,000 people who enjoyed seven
days of art exhibits, free live music concerts and dance. This event
holds the record for the largest exhibition of music related art ever
staged with valuable original art works
on display by Andy Warhol, John Lennon, Peter Max and many others.
Funds raised at the launch event were used to directly provide
schooling for poor village children in SE Asia and to set up and fund
The World Music Foundation which operated for six years as a government
registered international charity working with the
United Nations UNV online volunteer project and Net Aid in the areas of
poverty relief and education. More recently MAI has developed and
expanded into other areas as outlined elsewhere on this page.
PROJECTS AND PARTNERS
Aid has worked with some of the biggest names in music and has been
an important non profit presence working with many international
bodies, including managing hundreds of volunters for the United
Nations UNV Online Volunteer Program and NetAid.org. During the past 14 years it has
provided resources and educational opportunities for musicians
worldwide, provided schooling and aid for children in developing
countries, distributed free musical instruments with the BBC,
promoted and supported many music benefit events and CDs, provided
free advertising and promotional support for many charities and helped
to fund and administer worthwhile projects on three continents.
In 2006, 2007 and 2009 Music Aid ran the successful International Song Contest and Music Awards which provided an international
showcase and springboard for new musical talent. Participants
from thirty five countries took part in these
events and in 2009 alone a prize
fund of over $500,000 was made available to help new
songwriters and musicians to help them achieve their
These events helped many people in their musical careers and also provided an opportunity to highlight and
promote awareness of many good causes such as Linkin Park's Music For Relief
program, The Earth Lab Foundation and the Agape Orphanage for children
living with HIV in South Africa.
has worked on many projects with a wide range of partners
including the BBC, AOL, the United Nations UNV Program,
Tower Records, the BRIT Trust, Child Aid, The International Song Copyright
Organization, Net Aid, The Earth Lab Foundation, The UK
Contest, Amazon Stores, Diaspora for Africa, Linkin' Park's
Music For Relief program and many others.
MUSIC AID 2014 - A GLOBAL EVENT
In 2014 Music Aid will launch the global music festival and TV event - Music
Support and interest for this project from the
international music community, music businesses and charities has been
outstanding and promoters, producers and broadcasters are welcome to
contact us to get involved and partner with us in this unique event.
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