Deadline extended until Monday Nov 19 for Songs for Sandy

We know 10 days is really tight turnaround to generate a song - so we've extended the deadline until Monday for submissions. See the earlier blog below for details.

It's likely we'll be partnering with Indiegogo's campaign to help the Red Cross - resulting in more exposure and impact for everyone. Stay tuned for details.

It's been two weeks since the hurricane - and unfortunately, now is when disasters fall off the front page. But people are still suffering. They still need attention, emotional support and financial assistance. It's not too late to do your share. Thanks so much for putting your talents to great use!


Ten Inspiring Stories about Sandy

Courtesy of Refinery 29 - be sure to check out the photo of the Carousel at sea. If that's not a great image for a song, I don't know what is!

Yesterday, we received our first Song for Sandy! From Christina Li an Sydney Yeo, songwriter at the NYU Clive Davis school.

Writers have another week - a whole week! - to get your song to us. 

Write a Song for Sandy!


That’s what many people are saying the in the wake of devastation caused by Hurricane Sandy.

Here’s what you can do:

Put your talents to very good use and WRITE A SONG to help victims of Hurricane Sandy.

Hope Sings is inviting original songs inspired by stories of Sandy. We will promote and sell those songs, and WE WILL MATCH – dollar for dollar – ALL SALES generated.

Here are the guidelines:

1)            Let true stories inspire you. Harness the power and magic of universal specifics. That’s what we believe in at Hope Sings.

2)            Any style is fine, as long as it has a vocal.

3)            Send it to us recorded in as finished form as possible. You can even send a video, which we’ll post on the Hope Sings youtube channel.  It doesn’t have to be fancy - piano or guitar and vocal is fine. The quality of the song is more important than the perfection of the recording.

4)            You can receive your royalties (at the industry standard rate) or donate them.  If you donate them, Hope Sings will match them.

5)            Money will go to the Red Cross, which Charity Navigator rates among the highest of the charities helping Sandy victims.

6)            Time is of the essence. Sit down and write right now. Get it to us by November 15. Send the lyric and mp3 to


Are you a Latin music artist interested in ending domestic violence?

One out of every three women under the age of 35 has experienced gender-based violence during her lifetime (according to the Ibero-American Youth Organization). And regional statistics in Latin America and the Caribbean are even more terrifying. For instance, in the Bahamas, 17% percent of deaths/homicides in 2007 were as a result of domestic violence.

In September, the United Nations Secretary-General’s Campaign UNiTE To End Violence Against Women invited 26 artists from Latin America and the Caribbean to participate in a workshop in Panama City.

Over three days, those artists used their talent to generate compelling messages and other initiatives to raise awareness of and advocate for an end to this scourge of violence against women and girls.

Are you interested in being involved? Let us know!