KISS, Luke Combs, Common & more launch mental health charity initiative19th May 2022 0 By John Deaux
Live music discovery platform, Bandsintown, and fan-powered charitable fundraising platform, Fandiem, announce a new online fundraising campaign to support nonprofits as part of Mental Health Awareness Month. The “Hear To Help” campaign will benefit MusiCares, Charity Bomb, The Taylor Foundation, Sounds of Saving, Mental Wealth Alliance, and the T.A.S.T.E. Foundation and further support their efforts to raise awareness and fund programs for mental health.
Fans who donate directly to “Hear To Help” at fandiem.com/heartohelp have the opportunity to win unique experiences and prizes from partners representing an eclectic coalition of musical genres and fan communities. Participating “Hear To Help” partners include Corey Taylor (Slipknot/Stone Sour), Luke Combs, KISS, Common, benny blanco, KORN, Anthony Hamilton, Collie Buddz, and Louder Than Life and INKcarceration Festivals. Prizes offered to fans include an all expense-paid trip to London to “Hang Out with Corey Taylor,” a VIP trip to meet Luke Combs on his upcoming “The Middle of Somewhere” tour, a trip to see KISS and meet the band at this September’s Louder Than Life Festival in Louisville, KY, and a one-on-one virtual studio hang with benny blanco.
“We created Bandsintown For Good to turn fans’ love for live music into social good. Mental health is impacting fans and artists alike. We’re proud to team up with Fandiem and great artists to help raise awareness and money to help support this important cause,” said Fabrice Sergent, managing partner of Bandsintown.
“The issue of mental health has impacted all walks of life, including those working in the music industry, which can be particularly challenging both physically and emotionally,” adds Jared Heiman, Fandiem’s co-founder. “As part of our ongoing partnership with Bandsintown we are proud to collaborate with these amazing artists and festivals to support those that face these challenges every day.”
Bandsintown and Fandiem first joined forces in 2021 and together have raised more than $598,000 in direct fan donations to support nonprofits nationwide. More recently, in February, the two launched the “F-COVID” fundraising campaign in partnership with Sweet Relief Musicians Fund, which benefitted musicians and music industry workers affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. That initiative alone raised over $160,000 in direct contributions from fans. Participating artists in “F-COVID” included Metallica, Eric Church, Nine Inch Nails, Imagine Dragons, Kesha, Clairo, Billy Idol, Jason Isbell, Chicago, and more.
With a global reach of 250 million monthly active fans, over 70 million registered users to its flagship concert discovery services, and 560,000 registered artists to Bandsintown For Artists—its artist and event marketing suite—Bandsintown is the leading global platform for artists and live music discovery. Its impact platform, Bandsintown For Good, believes in the power of music and its potential to unite and make a difference in the world. Since launching in July of 2021, Bandsintown For Good has driven more than $618,000 in charitable donations and 10,000+ actions. For more information visit https://www.impact.bandsintown.com/.
Fandiem is a digital fundraising platform that harnesses the power of the fan community to do good in the world. With their donation to a selected nonprofit, fans are entered to win once-in-a-lifetime experiences and prizes from their favorite artists, festivals, athletes, and creators. These are the opportunities that were previously available only to a select few but through Fandiem are awarded to the everyday fan at the heart of the community.
The Fandiem Foundation is a project of The Giving Back Fund, a national 501c3 organization that encourages and facilitates charitable giving. The Giving Back Fund grants donation proceeds to each campaign’s partner nonprofit. For more information on Fandiem visit www.fandiem.com
MusiCares helps the humans behind music because music gives so much to the world. Offering preventive, emergency, and recovery programs, MusiCares is a safety net supporting the health and welfare of the music community. Founded by the Recording Academy in 1989 as a U.S. based 501(c)(3) charity, MusiCares safeguards the well-being of all music people through direct financial grant programs, networks of support resources, and tailored crisis relief efforts. For more information visit: www.musicares.org.
ABOUT CHARITY BOMB:
Charity Bomb develops preventative mental health strategies using EQ education to help children grow confidence, self-awareness and emotional resilience whle avoiding the pitfalls of depression, addiction, bullying an suicide. For more information visit: www.charitybomb.org.
ABOUT THE TOR FOUNDATION:
The Taylor Foundation is a project of Corey Taylor, lead singer of Slipknot, Stone Sour, and solo artist. The foundation supports and uplifts military veterans and emergency personnel living with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). The Taylor Foundation raises awareness of this often misunderstood mental health condition as well as provides resources and financial support. In 2022, Corey and The Taylor Foundation are partnering with pre-selected nonprofits in each tour city that are actively providing meaningful and creative assistance to those affected by PTSD.
ABOUT SOUNDS OF SAVING:
Sounds Of Saving is a 501C3 non-profit mental health organization and music/media brand dedicated to helping people find hope, connection and relatable stories through music and to providing psychoeducation and direct help in accessing affordable and culturally competent care and wellness resources. For more information visit www.soundsofsaving.org.
ABOUT MENTAL WEALTH ALLIANCE:
Mental Wealth Alliance addresses the dire mental health gap in Black communities by raising awareness, ending stigma, and expanding access to culturally competent mental health care through our three pillars: Train, Teach, and Treat. For more information visit: www.mentalwealthalliance.com
ABOUT T.A.S.T.E. FOUNDATION:
The T.A.S.T.E (Take A Step to Elevate) Foundation is a national charitable organization dedicated to empowering, educating, and enlightening disadvantaged communities with an emphasis on black men, boys, women, and girls. Our programs and partnerships aim to affect change in health, hunger, homelessness, and education. For more information visit: www.anthonyhamilton.com/taste-foundation