"Music has a greater impact on human behavior than any other form of media including TV, Movies and Video Games."
San Diego, Los Angeles, San Francisco, California (PRWEB) January 24, 2012
Why Feel Good Music Project?
According to The Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine “the average teen listens to 2.5 hours of music every day and is exposed to 35,000 references to substance abuse every year.” “These references have a noticeable impact on their behavior, mood and personal identity." In another study of university students, The American Psychological Society published a report stating, "Research has definitively proved the link between youth violence and violent music."
According to these reports "Music has a greater impact on human behavior than any other form of media including TV, Movies and Video Games." As such, the goal of the Feel Good Music Project is to impact this behavior by providing a platform for up and coming positive music artists to be heard by the masses and encourage healthy lifestyle choices, which will reduce violence and drug abuse as well as boost confidence and self-esteem in our youth.
FGMP plans to achieve this through an ongoing effort, which includes a 20 date live music tour called the Feel Good Festival as well as a compilation CD that will be released and sold to the public and donated to at risk youth programs like the Boys & Girls Club of America and United Roots Oakland. The Festival, in its 4th year of successful operation, aligns itself with health conscious sponsors to expose more people to positive music and healthy lifestyle choices including food & beverage, acrobatic yoga demonstrations, ice breakers and crowd interaction games.
The tour will kick off on Feb 4th featuring Chad Scott and Steve Gold at The Griffin in San Diego then pick up this Summer on June 21st at House of Blues also in San Diego. The tour will move across Los Angeles to San Francisco and into Arizona with final dates to be announced in February. Artists include Chad Scott, Steve Gold, Avasa & Matty Love, Summer Mencher, Todd Herzog, Singing Bear, Inner Prisms, Larisa Stowe & Shakti Tribe, Ash Ruiz of Here II Here and Earth Amplified.
Sponsor and Community Funding
The project and its artists are currently reaching out to both the community and corporate sponsors for funding in this crucial endeavor. Corporations can sponsor the event and receive advertising as well as a tax write off through FGMP's fiscal sponsor Fractured Atlas, a 501c3 dedicated to supporting the arts. Individuals interested in getting tickets and the compilation CD can support through a crowd funding effort at http://www.Indiegogo.com/FeelGoodMusic. All donations, purchases and sponsorships are tax deductible. For more info please visit http://www.FeelGoodFestival.net