One Million Guitars – A chance for all children to discover music


Music is the only true universal language. The transformative power of music is unparalleled. It unites continents and humans like no other medium. Yet access to music education for our most vulnerable communities continues to diminish.

One Million Guitars is a 501(c)(3) Non-Profit Foundation on a mission to impact the lives of millions of children around the globe through the power of a musical instrument. Having early access to music education can transform the future of a great learner and affect the trajectory of their entire life. Apart from the subjective notion that music lifts the soul, it has been empirically shown that learners with the benefit of a musical training excel in other academic and creative domains. Yet so many of our brightest minds, those that can inspire future generations to improve our world, do not have access to a music education.

One Million Guitars, 1MG, is going to fix this dilemma, one guitar at a time. Under the leadership and vision of master musician David Broza, a lifelong peace ambassador and children’s advocate, over the next five years, 1MG will distribute more than one million guitars worldwide to children and leverage social media to create an online music academy and community of engaged, young learners.

These millions of kids will each be empowered by and granted a 1MG scholarship that includes a beautiful professional instrument built to last, online training by world renowned recording artists and professional musicians and access to local events and peer to peer training.

This all starts and ends with a kid with a guitar. Given the opportunity to surface the best version of themselves., millions of like minded children around the world will unite in a global chorus of personal growth, potential, diversity and peace.

Join us on this quest to bring the empowerment of music education into the lives of millions of kids.

How does it work?

1MG offers a 1MG Scholarship to young students that includes the 1MG signature guitar, extra strings as well as the 1MG starter instruction book. Students then need everything they need to start on their transformation journey. Additionally they will have access to online video tutorials created by some of the world’s leading artists as well as community contributors.

How can I help?

You can join the community of passionate individuals making a difference in million of kids lives in a variety of ways. Contact us to join the 1MG team and help in creating instructional content, doing community outreach and starting a 1MG group in a community in need as well as help our fundraising efforts. Contact Us

How do I contribute?

Head over to our GoFundMe.com page to contribute to our tax-exempt 501(c)(3) Foundation. Your contribution will go directly towards facilitating the 1MG program and manufacturing and distributing 1MG Guitars. Every $100 contributed facilitates another life altering event for a child that would otherwise never experience the transformative potential of a musical instrument.




FFM Supports the Royal British Legion and the Poppy Lottery



The Royal British Legion was founded by veterans after the First World War. A century on from the start of that conflict, we’re still helping members of the Royal Navy, British Army, Royal Air Force, Reservists, veterans and their families in almost every aspect of daily life. We also organise the Poppy Appeal, safeguarding the memory of those who have given their lives for our freedom through Remembrance education and events.

By playing the Poppy Lottery you will support the vital work of The Royal British Legion. Which means you’ll be helping brave serving and ex-Service men and women and their families, across the UK. Your £1 could help us:

  • Run our state-of-the art Battle Back Centre (Lilleshall) for injured or sick Service personnel
  • Offer advice to Service leavers exploring a new career outside the Forces
  • Provide long-term care for elderly veterans in our care homes
  • Carry out home repairs or provide mobility aids for veterans
  • Safeguard the memory of those who have given their lives for our freedom, through Remembrance education and events
  • Support Service families and children through our break centres
  • Continue our Bravo 22 Company recovery through arts proagramme




A Fantastic Musical Project In Uganda by Innocent Wodonya

FFM’s  Uganda Ambassador,  Innocent Wodonya is raising money to help young musicians in Uganda. They need to buy instruments to continue the fantastic work already being done by the David Kiwana Wind Orchestra. Please visit their GoFund Site and pledge a few pounds/dollars/yen to help them give music to young people in Uganda.
Innocent Wodonya
Innocent Wodonya 
“We are a starting a wind classics band and we intend to give chance to our players  to play music and we really need your support for us to do it please whatever you give will help give a chance to one African child  to play music .
Thank you all  friends around the world .
Help spread the word!”
 Innocent Wodonya

The international language of music spreads love and friendship around the world and FFM Records will ultimately record and distribute a digital album for our Ugandan friends to create a sustainable source of income for the future.
The music education outreach that music provides is a priceless lifeline for many Ugandans creating  opportunities for personal development much needed in the area.

Please help us help these wonderful musicians be the best they can.
Roger Moisan LTCL PGCE
(CEO Freedom For Musicians)

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Introducing FFM’s 3 levels of Corporate Sponsorship starting from £10 per month

Freedom for Musicians are now offering advertising space to corporate clients with a musical identity to come onboard with us at this early stage of our life. FFM are highly ethical and support  the Araba Scott Children’s Foundation.

Part of our work is to help developing music communities from around the world and are currently supporting young musicians in Uganda. We plan to offer grants, scholarships and bursaries as well as recording opportunities (via the record label) to enable musicians to access the industry who wouldn’t normally get the opportunity.

Our Sponsorship Packages: 

Your clickable image or video ad in the content sidebar.

( £10 per month.)Your clickable image or video ad in the content sidebar.

A review of your company as an article.

(£20 per month)

Your clickable image or video ad in the content sidebar.

A review of your company as an article.

Your brand discreetly promoted within our articles. (approximately 5 per day)

The option to update and tweak your message whenever you need to.

(£30 per month)

 

This is an extremely competitive offer at this early stage in our growth and well worth taking advantage of!

Simply send your marketing package to us, we will prepare your advertising product for you to approve or tweak and only when you are happy, you pay us.


Sponsorship Packages



Our current clients:

Encore
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Music teachers helper
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Gear 4 Music
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Stratos
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Alicia Louise
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What A Wonderful World-A Powerful Message From The Great Herb Alpert



“Though there is too much poverty, too many wars, too much hatred and divisiveness in the world, we believe that with love, understanding, kindness, compassion, warmth, respect and humaneness, this beautiful world of ours could be a much better place for every woman, man, child and all of the animals, creatures and nature that live on our planet.”

All proceeds are dedicated to the Louis Armstrong Foundation

The Louis Armstrong Educational Foundation, Inc. was founded and funded by Louis Armstrong in 1969 to give back to the world “some of the goodness he received.”

The Foundation is dedicated to perpetuating the legacies of Louis and Lucille Armstrong throughout the world with the following initiatives:

  1. Foster programs, workshops and lectures in schools on the history of music education, as well as supporting access to instruments and scholarships.
  2. Assist and contribute to schools and libraries for events and programs designed to educate students about jazz.
  3. Sponsor programs at all school levels to aid students in developing musical skills.
  4. Support music therapy.

His will left the estate and Foundation to his beloved wife Lucille

For more information about the Louis Armstrong Education Foundation please contact:

Jackie Harris
P.O. Box 3115
New York, NY 10163-3115
Email: permissions@louisarmstrongfoundation.org


FREE MUSIC! 8 Reasons You Should Definitely Tune Into Global Citizen Live Tonight at the FFM Live Lounge


1. It’s *the* biggest cross-over event.

Come on, where else are you going to be able to see Maya Jama and Naughty Boy on the same stage as presidents and prime ministers.

Global Citizen Live is a unique combination of activism and entertainment — and you’ve probably not seen anything like it!

GO TO LIVE LOUNGE

2. We’ve got artists up to our eyeballs.

With eight different artists performing we’ve literally got something for everyone. Emeli Sandé, Professor Green, Naughty Boy, Gabrielle Aplin, Little Simz, and Kojo Funds are going to be strutting their stuff all over the stage.

And if music’s not your thing, tune in and check out Hussain Manawer’s spoken word poetry, and the comedy stylings of Luisa Omielan.

GO TO LIVE LOUNGE

3. Be part of the movement.

Hundreds of thousands of global citizens have been taking actions around the world in the run-up to the Commonwealth Summit in London — which is the whole reason we’re hosting Global Citizen in Live in London!

As well as being able to watch the whole show when you tune in, you’ll have the chance to take action as we go. We’ll have all sorts of ways you can take action on gender inequality, malnutrition, preventable diseases, and more, while you watch.

Every time a pledge is made on the Global Citizen Live stage, even more lives will change forever.

GO TO LIVE LOUNGE

4. We have some very exciting announcements to make.

No spoilers, but some very important people will be announcing some very important things on the Global Citizen Live stage. It’s all very hush-hush so you’ll have to tune in to find out what.

GO TO LIVE LOUNGE

5. Get inspired.

Global Citizen has a history of bringing to our stage some of the world’s most incredible human beings.

Malala, Michelle Obama, and Justin Trudeau have all stood up in front of our crowds before, and we have some equally impressive people to introduce you to in London.

Get ready to be extremely motivated.

GO TO LIVE LOUNGE

6. It’s a Tuesday.

Don’t even tell us that Tuesdays are the new Friday and you’ve got a huge night out planned. It’s a school night, calm down.

We can promise that you’ll still have a fantastic night curled up at home with a nice cup of tea and the cat, with Global Citizen Live on your laptop. And you’ll wake up fresh on Wednesday morning.

GO TO LIVE LOUNGE

7. It’s so easy.

We’ve covered all the bases, so however you prefer to get your streaming content we’ve got you.

You can watch the whole show live on the FFM Live Lounge.

GO TO LIVE LOUNGE

8. The memories will live on.

Because we know you’ll want to relive the Global Citizen Live moment forever, we’ll have loads of content during and after the event to share with you on our Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Follow us on Facebook , Twitter , and Instagram , and join the movement.

Global Citizen campaigns to achieve the UN’s Global Goals to end extreme poverty by 2030. You can join us by taking action here .

GO TO LIVE LOUNGE

 

Roger Moisan became a Global Citizen in 2017. Join Roger here and be part of the movement




Freedom for Musicians Magazine – An Online Music Magazine With A Difference


With more than 400 articles, FFM Magazine is packed full of great stories, music, videos and resources for the music enthusiast. Join our community for free or just browse. There is something for every musician at Freedom for Musicians.

At Freedom for Musicians, our philanthropic purpose is to serve and support musicians from any genre, style or culture by providing a free promotional service via FFM Magazine.

 

Our services so far:

  • All our musicians have access to the website via the admin team.
  • A Musicians Directory
  • Live stream your performance at the FFM Live Lounge
  • Event promotion through our network of thousands of musicians worldwide.
  •  Members can advertise, for free, any musical product or service on the website. (Musicians Market Place)
  • Flex your journalistic muscles and publish your music blog on our website.
  • Become an International ambassador for your home country.
  •  Recording artists can access the marketplace through our own fully licensed independent (FFM Records Ltd) record label.
  •  An opportunity to be a Featured Artist.
  • Have your musical innovations promoted as ‘Featured Product’.
  • Promote your online lessons to a global audience.
  • Share and promote at our Facebook home.

If you would like us to promo your work, all you need to do is message me, Roger Moisan, with your links etc, and we will do the rest.

THERE IS ABSOLUTELY, AND WILL NEVER BE, ANY CHARGE FOR OUR SERVICES

You can join FFM by becoming a member of our Facebook Group

Message me personally through Linkedin

email – rogermoisan@yahoo.co.uk

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Join the fastest growing and most dynamic International Musicians Community – FFM on Facebook

Join Freedom For Musicians at our Facebook Home

 

Freedom for musicians is an international cooperative for musicians to share and cross promote each other’s work. In our Facebook group you can promote your gigs, products and
services to an international audience. You can also feature on our website www.ffmrecords.com

What Freedom for Musicians can do for you:

By joining the Facebook group you are automatically a member of FFM.

You can have your music blog or articles published on the website.

You can have your music videos and youtube channel published and promoted at FFM.

You can list your products and services on our musicians directory and in the musicians market.

You can publish your events and concerts on our Upcoming Events feature.

You can be a featured artist.

You can become an FFM Ambassador for your country.

Music students can featured in our Spotlight.

You can release your digital music via our own independent record label FFM Records.

Come and join FFM’s Facebook community and be part of the fastest growing and most dynamic international musicians network.

 

As the winter bites, FFM supports Crisis – It doesn’t need to be like this!






Rough sleeping in England soars by 15% with more than 4,700 people sleeping outside on any given night, new figures show

Crisis has described the 15 per cent rise in rough sleeping in England as a ‘catastrophe’, following continual rises since 2010, when evidence shows how the problem can be fixed.

The Government’s official annual street count found that on a given night in autumn last year 4,751 people were recorded sleeping rough. This is more than double since 2010.

Crisis is also warning that the true number of rough sleepers is far greater, as its own researchfinds that more than 8,000 people were currently sleeping rough across England, predicted to rise to 15,000 by 2026, if nothing changes. This is on top of an additional 9,000 homeless people sleeping in tents, cars, trains and buses.

While we welcome the Government’s commitment to halve rough sleeping by 2022 and end it by 2027, it is urging it to take immediate action through its Homelessness and Rough Sleeping Taskforce to tackle this emergency situation and help the thousands of people forced to sleep in dangerous conditions every single night.

Worryingly, those sleeping without a roof over their head are almost 17 times more likely to have been victims of violence and 15 times more likely to have suffered verbal abuse compared to the general public, according to previous Crisis research.

Crisis has also published an evidence review undertaken by Cardiff University and Heriot-Watt University for the first time revealing the best evidence from here and around the world on what works to end rough sleeping.

The review finds the best way to end rough sleeping is by:

  • Widely adopting a housing-led approach where housing someone is made priority. This includes the use of Housing First, a programme which gives the most vulnerable rough sleepers their own home and specialist support.
  • Taking swift action to quickly end street homelessness through interventions such as No Second Night Out. This programme helps get people off the street and into accommodation and reduces the number of rough sleepers who develop further support needs.
  • Taking a ‘person-centred’ approach by tailoring support to take individuals’ needs into account, such as using personalised budgets to commission services.
  • Ensuring interventions take account of local housing markets and individuals’ needs.

Any strategy to address rough sleeping must address these principles and sit alongside good quality short term emergency accommodation and prevention services.

Chief Executive of Crisis Jon Sparkes said:

“It is truly a catastrophe that in a country as prosperous as this, more and more people are finding themselves forced to sleep in dangerous and freezing conditions, when we have evidence to show how the situation could be turned around. Today’s report makes it only too clear that unless we take action as a society, the problem is only going to keep getting worse with every year that passes.

“Rough sleeping ruins lives, leaving people vulnerable to violence and abuse, and taking a dreadful toll on mental and physical health. Our research has shown how rough sleepers are 17 times more likely to be victims of violence. This is no way for anyone to live.

“With the right support at the right time, homelessness doesn’t need to be inevitable. While we warmly welcome the Government’s pledges to tackle rough sleeping, including a Homelessness and Rough Sleeping Taskforce, now that we know the solutions to end rough sleeping for good we’re calling on the Government to take swift action to tackle the problem and fix it once and for all.”



New kids on the block, Freedom for Musicians (FFM) all set to take on the big boys in 2018







With the release of their networking app for musicians and in house independent record label FFM Records, Freedom for Musicians are going to become a major player in 2018.

An international cooperative of musicians that is free from exploitation, FFM are a unique organisation that has the interests of its members at the heart of everything they do.

They provide a free marketing service to its members around the world as well as raising funds for music projects, supporting music related charities and creating a real sense of community for ordinary musicians worldwide.

Membership is completely free and simplicity itself. To join FFM, all you do is join the Facebook group and you have access to all their services.