MMAD and Universal Music Australia Announce MUSICIANS MAKING A DIFFERENCE DAY
Powerful Videos From TROYE SIVAN, ALESSIA CARA, JONAS BLUE, GARY LIGHTBODY (SNOW PATROL) AND VERA BLUE to be Rolled Out in Support.
Musicians Making A Difference (MMAD) is an Australian charity that works with young people overcoming adversity and exists to create a community centred on music and dance, expression and mentoring, with the goal to break negative cycles and overcome challenges.
Universal Music Australia is proud to partner up with MMAD for its fourth year to mentor a group of young people and build a powerful campaign, that in 2018, will celebrate the power of music and shine a light on the amazing work the charity is undertaking.
“Imagine a world and our own lives – our formative years, our trying times and our happiest moments – without music. This day is all about celebrating the power of music in making a difference in the world and acknowledging the artists who’s music has impacted our own lives. At MMAD, we witness the power of music every day. But on MMAD Day we encourage everyone to celebrate its power, and those songs & artists that helped shape who we are today,” says Dominic Brook, Co-founder of MMAD charity.
This year ten young people from MMAD have worked together to create a song and music video to inspire others to reach out when they need assistance breaking out of a negative cycle.
Jaz, who is one of the MMAD family participants, has spoken up about bullying, and of the severe anxiety she suffers: “Music has helped me through every tough time I have ever had. Since I taught myself how to play piano, if I am ever having a hard or stressful day, I will just go and play. Something about it calms me down.” Watch her video here.
The efforts of the charity and the powerful impact music can have on lives will be celebrated alongside the song and video release on#MusiciansMakingADifference Day on December 7. MMAD Day is designed to encourage people to talk about the power of music and how it can transform lives, as well as shine a light on the wonderful work that MMAD is doing.
To celebrate the power of music on MMAD Day tag a musician or share a song that has had an impact on your life along with the hashtag #MusiciansMakingADifference
An inspirational content series will be rolled out in the lead up to #MusiciansMakingADifference Day featuring international and local musicians describing how music has changed their lives. Click here to watch the first content piece from Troye Sivan.
More to come from Alessia Cara, Jonas Blue, Snow Patrol, Thundamentals, Vera Blue and other international and local musicians over the coming weeks.
About Musicians Making A Difference:
MMAD is a unique grassroots charity that exists to change young lives through the power of music and mentoring. We create a sense of family for these vulnerable young people and offer a creative safe-haven where they are not only supported in breaking negative cycles, they are empowered to use their own unique talents to make a difference within the wider community.