Let's share the healing power of music with those who need it most. 1 in 5 Canadian teens suffers from anxiety and depression, but almost half go untreated. We'll invite teens to anonymously submit their journals to inspire the next big single. Youth find solace in songs by their favourite bands, so we'll ask five of Canada's top musicians to turn their feelings into music. This will make teens more comfortable with expressing their thoughts and show them that they don't suffer alone.
by Megan Kras & Eric Hui
BUSK IT FORWARD
People already celebrate how music enhances their lives. Everyday they upload their music and covers to YouTube, SoundCloud and Bandcamp. We will create a website where musicians can digitally busk for a cause. They'll be able to play music live over webcam. When visitors to the site hear something they like, they can leave a tip/donation that will go toward buying instruments for schools. As a result, musicians will get free promotion of their music, listeners will get to find new music to listen to, and a new generation of musicians will be trained in schools.
by Dave Fontaine & Justin Turco
BANDR BY YAMAHA
Finding the perfect bandmate can be as tough as finding your soulmate. Bandr by Yamaha makes it easier by putting musicians looking to jam in the palm of your hand. Just swipe until you've found a match. Like Tinder, except instead of going on a date, you get to rock out.
by Emma Wathan & Martin Stinnissen