Please help me reach my personal goal of $5,000 in supporting my foundation Herizon Music Foundation for our year-end blowout fundraiser.
This year it's all about giving women the opportunity to perform and get paid after months of a "dark" scene and the role as full-time caregivers to children and other loved ones during the pandemic of our lifetimes.
It’s been devastating watching friends and colleagues in the music industry fall on such hard times. How can you be optimistic or a good caregiver if you can’t pay the bills? Women already faced an upward battle in getting show bookings, so the pandemic rubbed salt into an already open wound.
Women are historically under-represented on stage, with studies showing that female and female-fronted bands made up only 12% on average of major music festival acts between 2013 and 2018. COVID-19 made matters worse and women were disproportionately affected as they stayed home to care for loved ones. This year, 25% claim they don’t know where their next dollar will come from and one third say they are in a mental health crisis.
Random Acts of Music matches companies, associations, nonprofits, and special interest groups to female artists who reflect their tastes and brands so they can enhance their virtual meeting/event experience. During RAM's startup phase, we’ve paid eight artists to perform for events that have been sponsored by Tito’s Handmade Vodka, Kendra Scott, Giving Out Loud, more. The positive impact is tangible and immediate. Join ionic supporters like Joan Jett, Melissa Etheridge, Carole King, Daryl Hall, Reba McEntire, Kathy Valentine of The Go-Go's, and more who believe in giving women an equal shot at success.
Your donation goes toward expanding this program so we can grow a national network of artists and hosts/sponsors. In doing so, we enhance our hosts’ events and help female artists weather the storm and take their careers to the next level through the power of technology. Please donate today and help me reach my $5,000 goal!