Top paid musicians in the music industry have been associated with different charities for a long time but there is a distinct shift happening in this millennium. There is an emergence and growth of music industry associated nonprofit initiatives.
There are several folds to why this might be happening. One is that people often want to see a change in and at times the change involves a new realm to an existing structure which in turn means adding purpose and a new mission to it.
Some musicians and music industry exposed people don’t want to ditch the industry all together. They love music too much but want to see it do other things other than link the pockets of business people and a few exalted musicians.
The music industry is connected to all communities in a deep and emotional way, by way of feeding the community’s soul with music. It is a massive platform that reaches millions of people, making it ideal for the spreading of innovative ideas on how music can extend itself as a social mechanism for positive and meaningful impact in various areas of social concern.
Hence, there is a rise in music organizations that are defining their role in the music industry as one that is highlighting an issue of social concern along with solutions. Here are some of the trailblazers in this millennium trend of music passionate leaders driven by change.
- https://reverb.org/ – tacking the issue of climate change.
- http://www.musicunites.org/ – supporting music education.
- https://www.musicforall.org/ – national music education organizations in support of active music making.
- https://weareallmusic.org/ – partner with musicians, festivals and venues to green their concert events.
- https://www.musiciansoncall.org/ – live and recorded music to the bedsides of patients in healthcare facilities.
- https://www.musicianswithoutborders.org/ – use music as a tool to alleviate the disastrous effects and causes of war and mass violence.