Nonprofit Record Label Hosted A Songwriting Contest For Earth Day To Promote Environmental Justice
Future Youth Records, a US-based nonprofit record label hosted its Think Earth Songwriting Contest.
The contest was open to 16-24-year-olds to submit original songs promoting environmental justice. Submissions closed on Friday, February 19, 2021, and participants can learn more about non-profit here.
Future Youth Records is a US-based nonprofit record label founded in 2012, dedicated to helping 16-24-year-old youth around the world have their voices heard on a range of social justice matters via the creation and distribution of their music.
Future Youth Records has released albums on issues ranging from female empowerment (“Think Women”) and world peace (“Think Peace”). Their latest initiative is Think Earth, related to environmental justice.
The Think Earth Songwriting Contest
Future Youth Records invited 16-24-year-old youth to submit original songs promoting environmental justice. Songs will be judged by an all-star panel of music industry artists, producers, and experts. Judging criteria will be based on several factors including lyrical content, song structure, and alignment to the Think Earth campaign theme.
The production quality was not considered as part of the overall contest. Five winners will be announced in advance of Earth Day on April 22, 2021. Winning songs will be recorded with a professional, award-winning production team, and will be released on Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon, and other major digital music platforms. Copyrights and recordings remain the property of the entrant.
In addition to a $1,000 cash prize and free promotion, finalists will receive production support as needed from a world-class team at NO cost. Members of the Future Youth Records team include Matt “Doctor Fink” (Prince and The Revolution), Morris Pleasure (Michael Jackson, Earth Wind & Fire), Eva Gardner (P!nk, Gwen Stefani), and Dave Shul (Michael Franti).