Sunday, April 30, 2006

Neil Young's "Living with War"

Well, Neil Young debuted his new album Friday by streaming it free. For those of you who haven't heard it yet...you can go to our website and listen to it. It rocks!

The Chicago Tribune is calling it a "punk-gospel anthem".

We here at Justice Through Music are excited about all this. We have been using music as a form of protest and to try and bring about progressive change for over four years now! We have Pink's new song, "Dear Mr. Presdent"; which is one of my personal favorites, and many more. check them out!

Justice Through Music reminds everyone to register and vote this November!

Tuesday, April 18, 2006

News Release for "HARMONY VIDS!" Campaign!

JUSTICE THROUGH MUSIC LAUNCHES 'HARMONY VIDS!' - A CAMPAIGN AND
CONTEST FOR THE BEST PROTEST MUSIC VIDEOS

On April 17, 2006, Justice Through Music, www.jtmp.org, a non-profit that works with famous bands to inspire people to support civil rights, will launch a new campaign to called 'Harmony Vids!' to motivate artists, bands, filmmakers, and others to create a whole series of new protest videos. JTM is looking for videos that make a cultural statement, have staying power, and will result in a change in consciousness.

In the first category, JTM will post a few dozen protest songs from the band Op-Critical, and whoever makes the best video of each song will win at least a $500 prize, and the video will be featured on the JTM front page, submitted to film festivals and cable TV, placed in a Harmony Vids! DVD, included in press releases, and played on many Internet sites, cool blogs and news sites where they will be viewed by millions of people.

The second category will be for bands which submit their own music videos, and the same prizes noted above will be awarded for first place in the following categories: rock, urban, country, and other. Prizes will only be awarded if there are multiple submissions for each song or band category.

The first video, available on www.op-critical.com, is about a wife who lost her husband in the Iraq war, and it was shot at Arlington National Cemetery.

Protest songs can be about the war, politicians, the environment, fascism, lies, fear, the military and all civil rights related topics. JTM will post all videos submitted as long as they are good quality. Submissions will be accepted until September 15, 2006 and winners will be announced by October 1, 2006. For more information, visit Justice Through Music, www.jtmp.org.