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“Get up, stand up, stand up for your rights! Get up, stand up, don't give up the fight!” – Bob Marley

Songs for Good exists to amplify the good through music.

We've launched the 2020 Challenge, a non-profit songwriting contest to amplify civic engagement movements in the 2020 election cycle. We are crowdsourcing new anthems to fuel participation in our partner movements, that crowds will roar from coast to coast before November 3rd, in-person or online.

Well before the current pandemic, 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." 

Now 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 anthems. That's where you come in.

Your voice is the future. Let’s hear it.

 

PARTNERS

MOVEMENT PARTNERS

Harnessing the power of young people across the country to fight for sensible gun violence prevention policies that save lives.

An international youth-led organization centered around creating more conversation on climate change. 

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Bringing together conservatives, progressives, and everyone in between to pass powerful anti-corruption laws that stop political bribery, end secret money, and fix our broken elections.

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Serving to amplify the voices of young people and ensure adults are voting on behalf of America’s 74 million children and youth.

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.

Sunrise is a movement to stop climate change and create millions of good jobs in the process.

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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. 

MUSIC/CREATIVE PARTNERS

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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.

Being a partner includes promoting the Challenge by encouraging submissions and getting your membership to participate in the second and third round vote. And then finally, vocalizing the anthems far and wide.

We’re open to other possibilities too, just reach out.

R
eady to build and amplify a new soundtrack?

 

MUSIC INDUSTRY & ARTISTIC ADVISORS

TOMMY SHEPHERD, JR.
+ KAITLIN MCGAW 
(ALPHABET ROCKERS)

Two-time
GRAMMY-nominated

Artists

CAMILO LANDAU

GRAMMY-nominated 
Engineer / Producer

ZOE ELLIS

 Singer / Songwriter / Educator

JACK PIATT

 

Director of Ops, Jammcard  

& Film Producer 

AUTUMN BREON

Art Advisor
& Consultant 

BRAD DOLLAR

Producer, Engineer,
& Coach

OTHER ADVISORS

RACHEL METTER

Brand Strategist & Musician

JEFF GOLDE

Nonprofit Management Consultant & Professor

CHAS CASTELL

Digital Consultant & Musician

DIANE JOHNSON

Management Consultant

SELENA FELICIANO

Marketing Strategist & Musician

DARIUS BATES

Business Strategist & Musician

DEVIN MURPHY

Digital Media Strategist

JULIE TINKER

Designer & Musician

 

JOIN US

Want to join the team? 

There are a number of immediate and meaningful opportunities for creative, collaborative changemakers who want to elevate our mission:
 

  • Song Review Panelists (if interested, complete this form)

  • Contest Technical Support

  • DJs / Sound Engineers

  • Composers

  • Define your own role


If you’re interested in the bottom four, please email us your resume, LinkedIn profile and/or portfolio and include your availability through Election Day, November 3, 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.

 

With our 2020 Challenge, we are crowdsourcing a new soundtrack for democracy.
 

AMBASSADORS

We’re building a team of Challenge Ambassadors to encourage song submissions from coast to coast. Complete the Songs for Good Ambassador Interest Form to learn more.
 
 

TEAM

Nate Dewart

Catalyst & Co-Creator

Marjorie Ortiz

Ambassador Lead

Rebecca Lamis

Entertainment Liaison

JaQlyn Muñoz

Social Media Manager

Derek Ho

Strategist

Jason Ravitz

Contest Design

Alexis Meisels

Strategic Communications

Seth Marbin

Tech Lead

Stefanie Chung

Designer & Strategist

Tricia Choi

Designer

My Nguyen

Developer

Obi Orjih

Software Engineer

Phil Mandelbaum

Digital Marketing Consultant

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