"Songs are the soul of a movement.” – MLK
Songs for Good exists to amplify civic engagement movements through music.
In 2019, we saw an opportunity to connect music and people power through a competition to create a new soundtrack for democracy. And in hundreds of conversations with organizations, musicians and regular folks, there was clear consensus: "yes, we need this."
In 2020, we launched the 2020 Challenge, a non-profit songwriting contest for the 2020 election cycle. We crowdsourced new songs to fuel participation in our partner movements,
And now we're continuing the vision. With everyone physically isolated, music and solidarity are more important than ever. The rules are more important than ever. And who makes the rules is more important than ever.
It’s time to take action that matches the urgency and magnitude of the challenges we face — and our partner organizations are doing just that, mobilizing thousands of everyday Americans to fix what’s broken.
We decide the future, and the future is now.
Have you heard of the 3.5% Rule?
Nonviolent protests engaging a threshold of 3.5% of the population have never failed to bring about change.
So what do these changemakers need to reach that tipping point?
New sounds. That's where you come in.
Your voice is the future. Let’s hear it.
A national research and action institute advancing racial and economic equity by Lifting Up What Works.®
Sunrise is a movement to stop climate change and create millions of good jobs in the process.
Access the Polls aims to make civic engagement accessible across all intersectional divides while making sure that disabled people feel comfortable and accounted for in all spaces.
Champions ideological diversity, promotes a solution-oriented political culture, and teaches constructive engagement in order to develop a generation of political leaders that value empathy and common purpose.
BECOME A PARTNER
Want to be a partner organization? Send us a note!
We're seeking partners doing big things to shape our future for good - civic engagement and creative organizations striving to make our democracy more open, inclusive and collaborative. Because our challenges are too big for any other way.
We’re open to other possibilities too, just reach out.
Ready to build and amplify a new soundtrack?
MUSIC INDUSTRY & ARTISTIC ADVISORS
TOMMY SHEPHERD, JR.
+ KAITLIN MCGAW
Engineer / Producer
Singer / Songwriter / Educator
Director of Ops, Jammcard
& Film Producer
Brand Strategist & Musician
Nonprofit Management Consultant & Professor
Digital Consultant & Musician
Marketing Strategist & Musician
Business Strategist & Musician
Digital Media Strategist
Designer & Musician
Want to join the team?
There are a number of immediate and meaningful volunteer opportunities for creative, collaborative changemakers who want to elevate our mission:
DJs / Sound Engineers
Communications / Social Media Lead
Define your own role
Please email us your resume, LinkedIn profile and/or portfolio as well as a few sentences about what’s inspiring you to apply.
We’re here to amplify the good.
A fiscally sponsored project of Social Good Fund, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, Songs for Good is dedicated to amplifying the critical work of civic engagement movements through the universal language of song.
Catalyst & Co-Creator
Social Media Manager