Making Beats Count: An Online Contest Using Music and Arts for Charity

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Making Beats Count is a national online contest that is hosted by Beats, Rhymes & Relief with a goal of using local artists in major US cities to send messages of peace, education and social investment through music. The contest is tied into the larger work of Beats, Rhymes, & Relief to use music to raise awareness and support for charities and causes.

Making Beats Count

Through an innovate approach to 'crowd funding' music, Beats, Rhymes, & Relief, is working with local artists in key US cities to send a messages of peace, education and social investment.

Beats, Rhymes, & Relief, a US based NGO launches an online campaign utilizing music and the arts to raise awareness, build community and raise funds for local and international causes. Through an innovate approach to 'crowd funding' music, Beats, Rhymes, & Relief, is working with local artists in key US cities to send a messages of peace, education and social investment. Each city is tasked with finding local talents to produce a positive-messaged music video-- the videos are entered into a national contest Making Beats Count and the winners are determined by an online vote.

Beats, Rhymes & Relief has partnered with PCDJ who will donate a copy of their PCDJ DEX 2 DJ and video mixing software and an American Audio VMS2 DJ controller (MAC & Windows), a retail value over $700, to the winning music video team.

The five cities currently competing in the contest are DC, Dallas, New York, Chicago and Los Angeles. Events have already taken place in Dallas "About Time" (Watch finished Music Video), Chicago (Watch finished Music Video), and DC "Faces". Submissions for additional cities can be done on the official Contest page

The videos are directed by Teddy Cool, Rameen Aminzadeh, and produced by Omar Al-Chaar.

About the host organization: Beats, Rhymes & Relief is a non-profit organization utilizing the arts to raise awareness and support for worldwide humanitarian relief efforts. Beats, Rhymes & Relief harnesses the power of cultural diplomacy to raise the profile of global issues through high-profile public music concerts. Beats, Rhymes & Relief is a US based NGO headquartered in Washington, DC (EIN 46-2943217).

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