Music Heals Launches 'Covers For The Cause' Fundraising Initiative

covers-for-the-cause-screen-shot-music-heals-cover-songs-fundraiser-canada-1024x378Canadian music therapy charity Music Heals has launched the Covers For The Cause program. Music Heals is inviting artists to engage their fans and raise money for music therapy in Canada. Covers For The Cause provides a platform for artists to offer their fans personalized videos of songs that they request by making a tax-deductible donation to Music Heals.

“We’ve listened to artists who have told us that they are looking for creative ways to give back. Music Heals supporters are, first and foremost, music fans. Contribute your time and your art to your fans that make a donation, and fundraise through the shared appreciation of the power of music,” says the charity.

How it works:

As a Fan

Visit and search for your favourite artist.

Make a donation on their fundraising page – the artist will detail the minimum donation needed to make a request. In the comments section of the donation transaction, request the song that you want the artist to cover. Make a request for yourself or order a dedication for someone special. That’s it! You will receive a charitable tax receipt for the full amount instantly via email. Watch for your request on the artist’s social media channels. The time it takes to fulfill each request will vary based on the artist.

As an Artist

Visit and create a fundraising page.

You select the minimum donation amount for cover song requests, and you decide how many requests you will fulfill. Record one, or record as many as your fans will request! Include this information on your fundraising page and include any details about where you will post your cover songs and the estimated turnaround time when fans might expect to see them.

Record simple videos of the cover songs requested and include a dedication to the donor. Post your videos to your own YouTube page, or send them directly to the fan to post on theirs. There’s no need to hire a film crew. Use your phone camera and record your performance anywhere – in your rehearsal space, your living room, or some unique space. We had one recorded in a gondola going up the side of a mountain!

Here is an example.

For more information, CLICK HERE.

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Michael Raine is the Editor-in-Chief at Canadian Musician and Canadian Music Trade magazines. He also hosts the Canadian Musician Podcast.
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