#UnpluggedTogether – Share a message of support


Thank you for being a supporter of Make Music Matter.

Through our #UnpluggedTogether digital concert series, you can help raise funds and awareness for our Healing in Harmony therapy program that is making a profound difference in the lives of trauma survivors around the world.

Send a special shout out to be featured throughout our broadcasted event series. Here’s how:


Record a short video of yourself (between 15-90 seconds) that covers the following (in your own words):

    1. Thank you message to supporters/attendees: e.g. Thank you for supporting Make Music Matter and the survivors who are rebuilding their lives with help from the Healing in Harmony program
    2. Please END with a call to action to DONATE: e.g. You can help Make Music Matter to reach new communities and continue to make a profound difference in the lives of trauma survivors around the world. Donate today and help make change.
    3. Optional:
      • Tell a short personal story on the power of music — how you’ve experienced it as an artist, perhaps tying it to mental health and the importance of offering a therapy program like Healing in Harmony to trauma survivors.
      • Sing/play one of your songs – either a part or in its entirety, and tell us why you’ve chosen that song for the occasion.


Send your video by July 12, 2021 to Heine Nielsen – heine@makemusicmatter.org for a chance to be included in our kickoff event August 5. We’ll also be accepting videos throughout the summer and fall.


In order to get the best result when recording, please consider the following:

  • Use landscape (horizontal) mode when recording from your phone
  • Pick a quiet place
  • Pick a space with lots of natural light


Thank you for helping us to make music matter!



#UnpluggedTogether host and internationally acclaimed music journalist Alan Cross

#UnpluggedTogether is an exclusive digital concert 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.


Participating artists will be confirmed soon.

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.









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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