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 twenty-sixth featured artiste is Troy Horne. Musician Troy Horne has starred in the Broadway show RENT, NBC’s The Sing Off, the ION Networks Firebrand TV, and he has written music for the film Thug Angel – A Tupac Shakur Documentary. Troy has appeared on Starsearch, on multiple records as a lead and background singer, and has toured the world. These global musical experiences and relationships grew a desire in Troy to create positive music that makes everybody’s lives better.
Troy contributed his song “Miracles”, 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.
Why did I want to be a part of The Pixel Project? Well, there are a couple of reasons, but the main reason is that I believe in the betterment of the human community and a higher human consciousness.
What does that mean? It means I hope that together we can learn how to love and care for each other in a way that makes this, our global community, one of compassion and non-violence.
Why is ending violence against women important to you?
Ending violence against all people is important to me. I am for ending violence, period. I feel like any effort or energy devoted to peace is an effort and energy that I want to be a part of.
In your opinion how does music help in efforts to end violence against women?
In my opinion, music, media, and all forms of human expression can help us move towards peace if directed in that way. The important thing is to provide the world with more messages of peace and happiness through music and art. I am honoured to be a small part of that shifting in human consciousness.
What actions can music artistes take to help end violence against women?
I think that artists, by creating art with a message of peace and compassion, can add to the collective thought process on how the world can and should be. It is our duty as thought custodians to mould and shape the collective human consciousness towards one of peace and compassion, and I am grateful to be a part of a group devoted to doing that.
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.