As part of The Pixel Project’s Music For Pixels Summer Charity Concert, we talk to the music artists who have participated in the concert about why they are using their music to speak out and to say NO to violence against women.
Our eighth featured artist is out-of-this-world pop sensation, Eva Universe, who has been cultivating her passion for entertaining and genre-melding sound from a very young age. The Billboard Dance charting artist has made quite a name for herself in the world of dance and pop music, collaborating with Gucci Mane (“Not My Daddy”), Tyga (“Body On Mine”) and producer J.R. Rotem on her latest singles. She has performed alongside the likes of Nas, Alicia Keys, and The Wanted and is currently on Nick Cannon’s Celebrity High Magazine Tour! Eva’s latest single, “Trapped,” (December 2014) is about self-awareness and the ability to navigate your way out of harmful relationships and situations. Learn more about Eva and her music via her website or check out her Facebook page.
The Music For Pixels Summer Charity Concert was held in support of the Celebrity Male Role Model Pixel Reveal campaign 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$1 and while the Music For Pixels Summer Charity Concert Indiegogo fundraiser is still running from June 5th to July 5th 2015, donors can donate to get exclusive music and artist goodies ranging from personal Skype concerts to treat bundles for the serious music lover.
I decided to join The Pixel Project’s Music For Pixels concert because it’s a great opportunity to participate in a wonderful cause that has the capability to reach out to so many viewers. I’m excited to perform my new single ‘Trapped’ because it ties into the theme extremely well. I’m happy to be a part of this great event!
Why is ending violence against women important to you?
Ending violence against women is very important. Domestic abuse is something many women have kept secret because it can be shameful, but now we are making society more aware which translates into not feeling alone and gaining the courage and strength to get out of that situation. No one deserves to be stuck in an abusive situation.
In your opinion how does music help in efforts to end violence against women?
Music alone cannot end violence against women but it’s a tool many people use to draw out emotions such as courage, strength, hopefulness, and confidence. I believe it can aid in any type of hard situation. I, myself, listen to music when I need inspiration. I have certain songs that make me sad, some bring out my anger, and others boost my morale and confidence. I think most people can relate to using music in a similar way.
What actions can music artists take to help end violence against women?
Music artists are in a great position to get their voices heard. This is because we have large platforms that can reach out to a broader audience.
I believe we must take these opportunities seriously because a part of fame is embracing the responsibility to send out important messages. We have the ability to inspire people with our music as well and not only is that a gift but its also a chance to make a positive change.