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#UnpluggedTogether – Sponsorship Opportunities

BECOME A SERIES SPONSOR

Connect with a Canadian and global audience and show your support for a meaningful cause!

We’re looking for partners of all kinds to help raise funds and awareness for our Healing in Harmony program.


See Sponsor Benefits

Download the sponsor package

Sponsorship deadline: June 28


THE EVENT SERIES

#UnpluggedTogether is an exclusive online event series with a broadcast premiere of Thursday, August 5.

The ticketed shows hosted by legendary broadcaster Alan Cross and produced by Make Music Matter Board Chair and three time Grammy Award winning producer David Bottrill will feature world class artists with raw and intimate performances and candid interviews.

Unlike your typical concert livestream, #UnpluggedTogether serves a greater purpose – to fuel conversation surrounding mental health and the healing power of music.

Performances are slated to be recorded at Revolution Recording in Toronto. Concert-goers will be able to tune in via Vimeo Live and will have the chance to interact with artists in a moderated Q&A.

All funds raised will benefit Make Music Matter’s innovative Healing in Harmony therapy program for trauma survivors.


THE ARTISTS

The Standstills – August 5

+ guest performance by Neil Sanderson (Three Days Grace)

The Standstills are a Canadian duo that seductively pair elements of stoner rock and alternative hard rock.  Mixed with psychedelic and wild west themes, this duo has made a name for themselves in the sights of trend setters and rockers alike.

Their first full length album “Badlands” under eOne Music, has reached a world wide audience.  “It’s guitar driven, outlaw rock and roll” lead singer and guitarist Jonny Fox declares. Drummer and singer Renee Couture defines the record as “If wild west Clint Eastwood and Belle Starr had a rock and roll baby”. Their first single “Wild” set the record as the fastest charting top ten single in eOne Canadian history. And received over 1 million streams on Spotify.  Following their release the duo toured across Canada, USA, Europe and The United Kingdom.  They have performed at festivals and arena’s as support for Eagles of Death Metal, Rival Sons, Lenny Kravitz and more.

This record follows the success of first EP in 2015 “From The Devil’s Porch” featuring “Orleans” which reached #4 on active rock radio charts in Canada, with “Rise of the Fall” top 10 and “Shotgun” top 15. As a result, The Standstills were awarded Best New Rock Group at the Canadian Radio Music Awards as well as iTunes naming it one of the best rock albums of the year.

Currently, the band is wrapping up their second full length under eOne Music which is set to release in 2022.


THE TREWS – Date TBD

Bursting onto the scene in 2004 with their hit single “Not Ready To Go”, which became the most played song on Canadian rock radio that year, highly acclaimed, east coast bred rockers the Trews – consisting of founding members Colin MacDonald, John-Angus MacDonald & Jack Syperek – have since become a staple of the Canadian music scene and abroad. With 19 top ten rock singles to their name (two of which reached number one), 6 gold certifications (4 albums & 2 singles) and support slots for the likes of the Rolling Stones, Bruce Springsteen, Robert Plant, KISS, Guns’n’Roses, Aerosmith, Kid Rock and Weezer, the veteran rockers are showing no signs of slowing down with the 2021 release of the single “I Wanna Play” from their forth coming 7th studio album. Widely considered one of Canada’s best live bands, the Trews are not to be missed in a concert hall near you!


Cone McCaslin (Sum 41) and Ian D’Sa (Billy Talent) feat. Blackbird – Date TBD


Grievous Angels – Date TBD


Make Music Matter Partner Artists who’ve supported us in the past include Billy Talent, Sum 41, Three Days Grace,  Sam Roberts Band, Corey Hart, Serena Ryder, The Trews, Jim Cuddy, Emily Lazar, Timbuktu, Emmanuel Jal, Damhnait Doyle, Hill Kourkoutis, Amy Millan, Steve Bays, Luke McMaster.


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SPONSOR BENEFITS

Beyond cash sponsorships, we are actively looking for in-kind and media sponsors for this unique partnership opportunity.

Event promotional activities will include a major online publicity campaign, news releases, e-blasts, plus coverage by print and broadcast media including partners Canadian Musician magazine and event host Alan Cross. An event landing page will integrate with Eventbrite ticketing.

Extensive social media promotion (Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn) will reach a potential global audience of 14 million+ fans of Make Music Matter Partner Artists.


GET IN TOUCH

Contact Heine Nielsen, Event Manager to discuss sponsorship opportunities:

heine@makemusicmatter.org / 647-406-4484

 


OUR IMPACT

Healing in Harmony artists from Bukavu, DRC. Photo by Platon for the People’s Portfolio and Dr. Denis Mukwege

From survivors of sexual violence in the Congo to Syrian refugee children with disabilities and soon survivors of generational trauma in Indigenous communities at home in Canada, Make Music Matter’s innovative Healing in Harmony program is making a difference in the lives of trauma survivors around the world.

Over 5000 survivors across 8 countries have participated in the Healing in Harmony program. Working with a local psychologist and music producer, they emerge as empowered artists and advocates for change, with a renewed
sense of self-worth. Their original songs are disseminated globally through A4A Records, with distribution through Warner Music Canada.

Find out more about the Healing in Harmony therapy program for trauma survivors.

Donate now and help survivors to rebuild their lives with hope and dignity.

“We have witnessed transformative change in the lives of women, children, their families, and vulnerable community members we serve. As survivors and patients transcend their suffering by becoming artist, we hear their voices anew, and together we are delivered to hope…”

 

– Dr. Denis Mukwege, Make Music Matter partner, founder of Panzi Hospital, 2018 Nobel Peace Prize winner

 

Healing in Harmony artists at Panzi Hospital, Bukavu, Democratic Republic of Congo. Photo by Platon for the People’s Portfolio and Dr. Denis Mukwege

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