Helping Our Troops Through Music
Children can produce songs for veterans
- Duration 5:19
- Date Nov 10, 2011
Children can produce songs for veterans
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-- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- That will turn into a concert on December 12.
And all of the proceeds from all the albums sold to the concert tickets itself.
Are all going to benefit veterans and here to talk about the project.
We have -- about does he's the president -- multimedia and castle point records and Jeff Berlin who is an artist for project eleven so -- -- -- -- starting with you to turn it.
Talk a little bit about the project what what triggered this idea and -- -- you -- about executing.
Well the entire.
Party came about when our faculty advisor David museum.
Was invited to an interview at Sirius XM radio.
And -- when my name -- and dark and who is a philanthropist who come specifically dealing with.
Veterans affairs and you know helping we have the ability veterans -- come back.
And she came up with the earliest idea for this which was just eleven bands on -- CD.
Released on veterans that they started with a much of college students exactly that was her whole idea was it was actually to.
Generate funds for.
Getting veterans back into college.
A lot of evolution and a lot of deliberation.
Provision -- you realize this isn't.
His territory it's ours.
It's we are students who are learning this business through so he threw the ball and -- -- and said you let's take point.
And we do a lot of research on our part kind of a lot of -- GI bill and I about it those educational benefits and we decided at the end of it to transform.
The event from something.
Very dedicated to one area.
And instead go -- open it up to just helping veterans in general.
That our our age going overseas and fighting so we have certain essential freedoms you know not the least of which is the freedom to go to college get an education.
And this started at -- Stevens Institute of Technology but it's not just limited to people from your school not at all we're looking for we we are seeking submissions from.
Students from any.
School in the United States so how can people get involved how can they submit and how it didn't -- is all going to come together on Friday okay.
On Friday we launch the submission application on our website -- eleven dot org.
And any artist with -- has to write a song for us.
Can go to that website record disarmed and MP3 -- can be three upload your lyrics fill -- a quick formal process takes about thirty seconds.
And you send -- your song over to us we listened to it.
We work with you want it we take your -- to the next level make it something you can go and record and we give you the go ahead to go to the studio recorded.
At the end of the entire project we select the eleven best tracks -- top eleven tracks.
Put them on an album and submit them to digital storefronts like iTunes Napster Amazon -- who.
And that's not really the end of it -- every single track that we have submitted will end up on our website as a bonus track.
If you -- final mix is selected.
Not necessarily for the top eleven group.
You're going to be getting back to the veterans.
That you that you you know are -- -- -- to thank.
And the way we're doing that it is any proceeds.
From the album are being divided among the artists.
Each artist it to charity we donate the money that they -- through this venture to that charity on -- back.
And Jack do you engineers from the other side you are one of the artists that rent that Nouriel you're speaking about -- -- a little bit about your experience.
Well so far it's been really exciting tennis that it doesn't really and grand idea we were really surely gonna go -- -- but you know it's really exciting and he scenario that actually the person that.
Kind of told me -- about it invited me to write music fair for this part of the Latin album and I was really interested they think about.
Now these veterans -- there are Asian and kind of relate to them.
And it kind of different way to think about all they've been there and you know giving them -- opportunity go back to school -- -- like I'm going to school now and so.
I've been -- a few songs for the album and we're still in the process -- -- balance came out covered a lot of ideas and I am really excited about it and found.
-- and its -- -- it comes from here.
Hello an eleven you launch the submissions and then.
What happens at this concert December it's actually not in December the album is actually gonna drop on memorial between twelfth I think yes.
It's a six month or so.
Process that we're actually gonna undergo.
We make the final deliberations action on May eleventh exactly six months later I -- And then we start -- the -- process and getting the album ready for release.
That Memorial Day weekend.
We actually wanna go ahead and invite any bands -- exceptional compositions not necessarily just the top eleven.
Any bands with exceptional compositions to participate in -- hosts concerts.
In our around their college or in around their hometowns.
We wanna turn this into a giant nationwide release party -- giant.
Thank you releases this is the size of the thank you wanna -- to the veterans.