Music Aid International has supported children in need since it was founded in 1998. Sales and exhibitions of artwork, signed guitars and album covers from some of the biggest names in music at our launch event funded direct field work providing schooling and support for families in rural SE Asia. This was followed by years of work together with the United Nations World School House Project providing schooling for over 85,000 underprivileged children worldwide.
We continue to promote and support children in need and especially extend support to UNICEF - The United Nations International Children´s Emergency Fund. UNICEF is active in over 190 countries and territories saving children’s lives and defending their rights. It works to help them fulfill their potential from early childhood through adolescence. We ask all musicians and industry professionals to join Music Aid in supporting this work. Visit the official UNICEF website to discover more about UNICEF´s work. There is a large amount of information there to help you and guide you, and also a direct UNICEF donate button on their website.
FUNDRAISE FOR UNICEF
Music Aid supports all musicians and businesses that raise funds for UNICEF – The United Nations International Children´s Emergency Fund. If you release a benefit track or album, stage a benefit event, donate income from live streams or sell merchandise to benefit UNICEF, Music Aid can provide you with free support, advice, expertise, promotion and resources. Find out more here on this website.
The annual Giving Tuesday event takes place each year in November. The 2024 dates are still to be announced. Join Music Aid in an event where millions of people give, collaborate, and celebrate generosity. Giving Tuesday is based on the idea that every act of generosity counts and everyone has something to give, whether it’s making someone smile, helping a neighbour or stranger, or showing up for an issue or people we care about. You can get involved with Music Aid as a participating music artist, fan or supporter. Look out for updates as the day approaches. Participate with some of your time, a donation, a musical contribution or the power of your voice in your own local community.
ARTISTS AND SONGWRITERS
Join Music Aid on Giving Tuesday and reach new audiences and fans on this global event day. Visit Giving Tuesday here.
The UKSC is a prestigious international songwriting event that is rated very highly by the music industry. It was formed with The BRIT Trust (the BRIT Awards charity) and other music industry professionals and bodies to discover and encourage new songwriting talent. All songwriters from every country are welcome to submit songs. Full details and entry forms are online at UK Songwriting Contest.
The contest judges are leading music professionals and include Platinum Album awardees, members of The Grammys selection panels, globally successful songwriters, music academics, top music producers and the Head of Songwriting and Music at Paul McCartney's Liverpool Institute. The UKSC is well known for its supportive and friendly community of fellow songwriters and many entrants have gone on to international success. Every song entered is carefully examined and receives a Star Rating from the judges. Entrants also receive an Award Certificate with the position reached in the event. Visit the UKSC website for full details and the entry form and see the many genuine testimonials from participants.
Music Aid UK was involved in the formation of the UKSC in 2002 and we recommend this long running songwriting competition as the most supportive and helpful for new songwriters. We thank the UKSC for donating part of every entry fee to help and support Music Aid International and its causes.
Website: UK Songwriting Contest
Music Aid supports The African Childrens Choir. Find out more about them here..
PROMOTERS & SUPPORTERS
You can book the African Childrens Choir for a concert in your town or at your benefit event during this tour. For full details on how to book this incredible choir during this trip contact email@example.com
MUSIC AID SUPPORT
Music Aid International has been a fan and a supporter of the choir for many years and we are happy to promote and support the choir at every opportunity. Contact us if you have an ACC event to promote. See the African Childrens Choir Music Aid Page for more details and links here.
Join MusicAid™ at World NGO Day on February 27, 2024. This takes place in over 90 countries on six continents and you can join us and other Music Aid supporters and musicians as we represent the global music community and music lovers and support great causes. There are many ways to get involved in this worldwide event: as a musician, as a fan, and as a supporter. Look out for exciting news and updates about how you can be part of this and as the day approaches.
Visit World NGO Day here.
World Concert Day was the global music event from Music Aid International that raised funds for the World Health Organization's Covid-19 Solidarity Response Fund, local hospices and many other causes during the Covid-19 Pandemic years. It was live on every April 26th in 2020, 2021 and 2022 with participating artists supporting and fundraising for UNICEF The United Nations Children´s Emergency Fund, The Breathe Life Campaign, Amazon Watch, Doctors Without Borders, Save The Children, the British National Health Service NHS, and the Covid-19 Solidarity Response Fund. The event also showcased and raised funds for many local charities, causes, hospices and community projects. Below is a montage of some of the many artists who participated in World Concert Day.
It was intended that the event would only run during the Covid Pandemic years and there is no event this year in 2023. But a number of artists and organizations are now asking if the event can be brought back in future years and have expressed interest in taking part or staging something similar. If you have any thoughts on this contact us or leave comments on Music Aid International´s Facebook or Twitter pages.
Read more about World Concert Day, the causes and the artists here.
In the years 2020, 2021 and 2022 , April 26 was a day for musicians, artists and fans to support causes they care about. During these three years there was an emphasis on UNICEF, health issues, children´s charities, war victims and local charity projects and hospices. On this day fans shared their favorite artists, artists performed live and promoted their releases, activists campaigned for a cause, fundraisers supported local charities and hospices and people around the world organized concerts and streamed live performance from kitchens, gardens, living rooms and music studios. Events were shared using the hashtag #worldconcertday with dedicated websites at worldconcertday.org and worldconcertay.com
Read more about the event and the many artists involved here.
Mobilizing communities to reduce the impact of air pollution on our health & climate.
Air pollution is one of the most important health and climate issues of our time and Music Ai International works with musicians, businesses, charities and brands to raise awareness of the air pollution crisis in the world today. Music Aid strongly supports the United Nations Breathe Life Campaign an and follows UN Environment and World Health Organization guidelines. If you are releasing a benefit single or album to raise funds or awareness for this campaign, or planning a music benefit event, we can provide expertise, promotion, resources and contacts to help you promote this cause.
The Breathe Life Campaign is an officially recommended Music Aid beneficiary cause for partner events and it was a main featured cause that was supported and promoted in the World Concert Day events in 2020, 2021 an 2022. MA events promote awareness of the campaign and make use of Breathe Life and UN Environment resources, materials and statistical information. Artists an producers involved with benefit events are asked to consider this campaign as a chosen cause – there is a good and useful collection of promotional material and resources that you can use at breathelife2030.org