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VH1 Save the Music and Music Unites Kidz Love Music Essay Contest!


VH1 Save the Music and Music Unites have partnered to present the “Kidz Love Music” Essay Contest!

VH1 Save the Music is a non-profit organization dedicated to restoring instrumental music education in America’s public schools, and raising awareness about the importance of music as part of each child’s complete education.

Music Unites is a non-for-profit association dedicated to funding and sustaining music education programs in under-served school districts throughout the country.

♫ 5 Lucky Students will win tickets to Kidzapalooza!

♫ Each winning participant will win one Kidzapalooza ticket along with a ticket for a supervising parent or guardian.

♫ The contest is open to all elementary school students in the Chicagoland area. Winners will receive a free ticket to “Kidzapalooza” on August 5-7, 2011 in Grant Park Chicago.

♫ Submission rules are simple: The kids must submit answers to several questions about why they love music to!

♫ Kidzapalooza is THE concert event of the Summer for rock friendly families. From getting temporary tatz, a punk rock hair do, jamming out rock band style, learning a new riff and even throwing down a hip hop rhyme, Kidz will party down with their parents for an amazing interactive 3 day music experience!

The deadline for submissions is July 1, 2011. E-mailed submissions will not be accepted after this date.

Here’s What We Want to Know:

  1. Tell us why you love music!

  2. Describe why you think it’s important to have music in school?

  3. What does music mean to you?

  4. What’s your favorite kind of music and why?

  5. If you could meet any musician, who would it be and why?


Entrant’s Name: _________________________________________ Gender: M/F

School/Grade: _____________________________________________

Entrant Signature:___________________________________________ Date:______________________

Parent or Guardian (print name and sign):_____________________________________________

Eligibility. You are eligible to enter the VH1 Save the Music and Music Unites Contest if you are between grades 1st and 8th and live in the Chicago area.

Prize. 5 winners will be selected to attend Kidzapalooza. Individual winners will be announced on July 25, 2011. Participants must be accompanied by an adult. One ticket will be provided to an adult/guardian.

Judging. A panel of members from VH1 Save the Music and Music Unites will complete judging without any outside influence.

Entry Deadline. Entries must be submitted by July 1, 2011. Entries e-mailed after July 1, 2011 will NOT be accepted.

Publication. The winning entry in the Kidz Love Music Essay Contest may be published on vh1savethemusic.orgor By submitting an entry in this contest, each entrant gives both organizations all rights, including express permission to publish the entry in all media without limitation, notice or compensation.

For more information about the contest, email

Posted on June 09, 2011

Playboy Rock The Rabbit Supports Music Unites


For the fifth consecutive year, Playboy’s ROCK THE RABBIT program blends rock, hip-hop, and electronic musicians with art and fashion in conjunction with the magazine’s April Music issue (which made it online and on newsstands Friday, March 18). Many of this year’s ROCK THE RABBIT bands and artists have put their own creative twists on the iconic Rabbit Head logo by creating t-shirts with their own unique designs—all available for purchase on the site.

A portion of the proceeds from each purchase will benefit Music Unites. For this year’s program, six of the ROCK THE RABBIT artists are featured in a fashion pictorial shot by legendary shutterbug Mick Rock in Playboy’s April issue, while the other artists appear in the online feature. Six of the music industry’s biggest headliners appear in the magazine’s fashion pictorial— Robin Thicke, Chromeo, Cee Lo Green, Bryan Ferry, Deadmau5, and R. Kelly. Additionally, ROCK THE RABBIT offers fans an exclusive look at an additional 25 artists—an assortment of established, legendary, and up-and-coming musicians—with behind-the-scenes videos, interviews, and more. To purchase your t-shirt now click here!

Images (c) 2011 Playboy. PLAYBOY, Rabbit Head Design and ROCK THE RABBIT are marks of Playboy and used with permission.

Posted on March 24, 2011

Her Campus and Music Unites Partner for the Music Unites on Campus Initiative Launch!


Her Campus, an online magazine geared towards college students, is helping Music Unites launch their Music Unites on Campus Initiative! To become a Music Unites on Campus Representative fill out the application form here:

Please be sure to also send your resume to

Contact our Campus Coordinator Michelle Golden with any questions at

Posted on November 02, 2010

Music Unites Selected for Phyllis Hyman Phat Friend Award


Music Unites has been honored with the Phat Friend Award!

Named in honor of the late singer/songwriter who served as the All Stars celebrity spokesperson, All Stars youth leaders created the Phat Friend Award to have a civic voice in the life of New York City so they could tell us which adults and programs are making a meaningful difference in their communities.

Year round, young people across the city nominate community leaders, business executives, media representatives, educators, politicians and celebrities who they think are supporting the development of young people and their communities. The nominees are interviewed by the Phat Friend Youth selection committee, which selects the awardees. The youth selection committee bestows the Phat Friend Award at the annual award ceremony.

Posted on October 03, 2010



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