Welcome to our Positivity Place, where we’ll be keeping you updated on all things that could make your day a little brighter. This might become your new favorite place, as it has become ours! We created this to put a smile on your face and a warm feeling in your heart, so here’s some news to make your day better!
Recording Academy Launches District Advocate “Summer Of Advocacy”
Alright, you read that title but now you’re probably wondering what Summer Of Advocacy will do. It’s going to be really great as it’s here to fight for pandemic relief and to promote positive social change! It’ll be uniting artists, songwriters, and producers with members of Congress to come together and make necessary changes.
They’ll be working to improve conditions for music creators and businesses and highlight the Black community to help them as they’ve been struggling the most. Along with that, they’ll be working to protect music creators fairly and get a safe return for live performances. They’ll be asking members of Congress to make sure for continued COVID-19 relief for all music creators as well as tax relief for music creators. So as you can tell, Summer Of Advocacy can really make some good change and provide lots of needed help!
Tom Morello x Shea Diamond x Dan Reynolds x The Bloody Beetroots Are Fighting Racial Injustice With ‘Stand Up’
Some big-name artists have come together to create ‘Stand Up,’ a song that all proceeds will go to organizations fighting racial injustice. Tom Morello, Shea Diamond, Dan Reynolds, and The Bloody Beetroots wrote the song along with Justin Tranter and Eren Cannata to create something special.
The organizations benefiting from the track include the NAACP, Know Your Rights Camp, Southern Poverty Law Center, and The Marsha P. Johnson Institute. Along with all the donations made from ‘Stand Up,’ KIDinaKORNER/Interscope is going to donate an amount equal to the artists’ record royalties made from the streams of ‘Stand Up’ for the next 3 years!
Listen to the song here, and check out the lyric video below!
And check out what Shea Diamond had to say about the song below!
When I hear people talking about being allies of the LGBTQ+ community, mainly in the Black and Trans community, it’s almost laughable. We watch them profit from our pain, making these surface-level posts of solidarity – especially in music. When I think about Black Lives Matter and Trans Lives Matter, you don’t get to see any representations of collaborations – many would never share a post, let alone do a song together. So when I heard Dan Reynolds wanted me on his song, I nearly flipped. I wasn’t surprised, though – he’s been so intentional in sharing posts, helping to raise money within our community, and more. He really puts the A in ally!!! This is a proud moment in music history, and I feel honored to be a part of such an important song during this climate… we need to know where everyone stands in the music community, as music is an essential tool that can change the hearts and minds of so many.
Lindsey Stirling’s The Upside Fund Charity
Lindsey Stirling announced a new project a few days ago, The Upside Fund. It was launched to help out families in need of help because of COVID-19, and it’s now open to accepting tax-deductible donations! It’s already given thousands of dollars to people in need, and now it’s also going to help with food, medical bills, utilities, & housing/rent!
If you’re interested in donating, check out the website for The Upside Fund here!
Something else worth noting with Lindsey lately is her String Sessions. They’ve been going on since May and have been featuring some amazing artists, so if you wanna check it out as they sing some good songs, we highly recommend it!
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