As part of The Pixel Project’s 30 Artistes, 30 Songs, 30 Days” project in support of the Celebrity Male Role Model Pixel Reveal campaign, we talk to the artistes who have participated in the project about why they are using their music to speak out and to say NO to violence against women.
Our eighteenth featured artiste is Macy Kate. She is part of the next generation of recording and YouTube artists making big moves within the music industry. You may have seen her on NBC’s Daytime or viewed one of her viral videos that have collectively garnered over 17 million views across multiple channels or caught one of the NFL’s biggest games of the season with Macy Kate singing the national anthem. She just inked a deal with Sony/ATV in a YouTube partnership, is on tour with the world’s largest pop booking agency, Paradigm and is working with some of the hottest writers in the world.
Macy Kate is the youngest recording artist to record with Sean Kingston and has opened for Rick Springfield, Aaron Carter, the OMG Girlz, Seven Nations, IM5 and has performed at Radio Disney’s Silver Bells in front of 20k plus people. Macy recently played shows in Atlanta, Los Angeles, Nashville, New York, Lansing, Buffalo, Little Rock and Orlando. She has played Rocket Town House of Blues, The Roxy, Webster Hall, The Sprint Arena, Raymond James Stadium, Busch Gardens, Ruth Eckerd Hall, St. Pete First Night, Silver Bells in the City, and many more. Macy Kate is managed by Chris Borchetta whose family is responsible for the successes of such artists as Taylor Swift, Tim McGraw, The Band Perry, Toby Keith, Florida Georgia Line and many more. Follow Macy on Twitter or check out her videos on YouTube.
Macy contributed her song, “Go” to the “30 Artistes, 30 Songs, 30 Days” campaign in support of the Celebrity Male Role Model Pixel Reveal campaign that in benefit of the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence and The Pixel Project. Donate at just US$1 per pixel to reveal the mystery Celebrity Male Role Models and help raise US$1 million for the cause while raising awareness about the important role men and boys play in ending violence against women in their communities worldwide. Donations begin at just US$10 and you can donate here.
Tell us about yourself and why you decided to take part in The Pixel Project’s “30 Artistes, 30 Songs, 30 Days” project.
I believe it is important to help other women and young girls to reach their goals and dreams in a safe, loving environment. I wanted to inspire other girl my age to believe in themselves and the value that they bring to the world.
Why is ending violence against women important to you?
Any type of violence against women is unacceptable. I understand foreign countries allow this to happen frequently and feel fortunate that I live in the US where women have freedom to reach any goal and can become anything they want to be in society. I think that educating people that violence against women is a major problem and is an important issue, and if I can help promote that type of education through my platforms I would like to do that.
In your opinion how does music help in efforts to end violence against women?
I think you can get a message out with music and its lyrics. I try to write songs that anyone can relate to and can feel a personal connection with the song. I think if people can relate to a situation and know that they aren’t alone, they will feel some sort of relief.
What actions can music artistes take to help end violence against women?
I think musical artists can contribute to this by including the message in their lyrics. Having meaningful lyrics can help in anyway, especially when it’s a personal situation.
The “Music For Pixels 2014″ charity digital album is available from 1 April 2014 – 1 April 2015 as a companion to the “30 Artistes, 30 Songs, 30 Days” campaign. The album features a selection of 12 positive and empowering songs from the campaign by artistes including Adam Web, AHMIR, AJ Rafael, Bob Sima, Courtney Jenae, Debbie Reifer, Delaney Gibson, Ellis, Macy Kate, Mary Sholz, Pete Ahonen, and Troy Horne.
The album is the perfect and affordable gift for music lovers and for celebrating special occasions such as birthdays and Mother’s Day. It is available for download worldwide via major online music retailers including iTunes and Amazon.com. 100% of the album proceeds will benefit The Pixel Project to help keep their anti-Violence Against Women campaigns, projects, and programmes running.