Can music make a difference?
“Music for Relief is our way of giving back to the people who so desperately need it” Brad Delson, Linkin Park
Everyone loves music, no matter where you’re from. It’s with us throughout our lives, it helps us express how we feel and who we are; not just as individuals but as part of something bigger.
Because music can change people, music can change the world.
That was Linkin Park’s vision when they began Music For Relief. They knew they could rally their fans and the wider music community to make a difference.
And it worked. Because of that belief, $9million has already been given to survivors of natural disasters and over 1.3 million trees have been planted.
But the thing is, climate change isn’t going away. Which means it’s not a case of if another natural disaster will happen, but when.
We can all do our part to help. Now, more easily than ever.
Can you imagine if everyone at Linkin Park’s next concert, gave just $5 via the new Music For Relief app?
50,000 fans could easily raise $250,000 in one night – for the cost of less than a coffee each.
That’s enough money to provide clean water for 7,142 families following Hurricane Matthew.
That’s enough money to build 2,000 sanitation facilities for the survivors of Nepal’s 2015 Earthquake.
And that’s enough money to plant a quarter of a million trees.
If, instead of buying a sandwich, those 50,000 fans gave $5 every month – then Music For Relief could plant 3 million trees and help 100,000 families.
And that’s just the start.
Imagine if the same thing happened at the next Metallica concert or music festival? We could make a serious dent in climate change and disaster relief.
A little app and a small $5 donation doesn’t sound like a lot, but when a community takes action together, it adds up to a world-changing difference.
As Jimi Hendrix once said; “Music doesn’t lie. If there is something to be changed in this world, then it can only happen through music.”
And if our community doesn’t do something, then who will?
How the app works: Givers add a small donation to their monthly cell phone bill, which they manage through the Music For Relief app to keep in touch with the charity and see the difference their help makes.