What Is PeaceTones®?
PeaceTones® takes a unique approach to addressing economic empowerment worldwide. We work with musicians as they can be powerful agents of change within their communities. We train these artists in legal, marketing, and community development tools, produce an album with them which we sell online, and send 90% of net profits back to artists, a percentage of which the artists agree to contribute to their communities through a development project.
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In The News
PeaceTones® Pilot Project Draws Industry Leaders
Oakland, CA, USA (April 2015) - PeaceTones® has successfully begun month four of an unprecedented pilot project with the emerging artists of DetermiNation’s young black men’s group in Oakland, California. Meeting every Monday evening since early January, PeaceTones has supplemented their growing music expertise with practical business and legal tools and knowledge to supplement and enhance their understanding, marketability, and growth within the competitive music industry in the form of weekly workshops for DetermiNation members and working with accomplished local partners (from lawyers and community organizers to musicians and producers). Workshops have featured Oakland greats such as Larry Batiste (pictured), Kev Choice, Ian Brennan, and AshEl Seasunz. The collaboration with DetermiNation will culminate in a community music event in Oakland scheduled for August 2015, where DetermiNation members will showcase their lyrical and musical talents to the community under the theme of #DeterminedTo, one of their most successful media campaigns to date which portrays young black men in a positive light, particularly as relates to family and community. This event will also symbolize the kickoff of PeaceTones® formal, multi-partner Oakland community development project- “Sounds of Oakland”. Stay tuned for more information.
PeaceTones® Artists Rock On Two Continents
Nairobi, Kenya/Washington DC, USA (March 2015) - The third weekend of March was a special one for the PeaceTones team. Within 24 hours of each other we had two PeaceTones® artists singing to packed houses and championing their causes in Nairobi, Kenya and in Washington DC, USA. We are proud to announce Emmanuel’s debut concert in Nairobi, Kenya as PeaceTones® Ambassador was a huge success! Our community partners and Kenya team worked tirelessly to secure the venue, promote it, and ultimately to spread the word about musician empowerment and positive community development through the arts. A triumph for the project, our whole community really stepped up to support this effort- special thanks to Karyn Bryant, Lyn Wyman and Dennis Dow, Eve Fleishman, Jeff Aresty, and Jeff Abrams.
Only a few hours apart with the time difference, a very special Gift Of Wells Fundraising Happy Hour at SIP LOUNGE DC was hosted by JayArr from the Songs for Freetown PeaceTones project in Sierra Leone. Raising over $500 for Jay Arr’s well building project in Sierra Leone, it was a night of music and giving back to remember. For more information, visit: https://www.facebook.com/giftofwells
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