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 twelfth featured artist is Jake Roque. Jake is a 19 year old Singer-Songwriter and multi-instrumentalist from Huntington Beach, California. Driven by a passion for music, Jake taught himself to play multiple instruments and began writing songs, leading worship and performing at events in his hometown. He has also grown an audience through the use of social media (YouTube and Vine), performed at venues like The House of Blues, Hollywood and been acknowledged for his talents from artists like Ed Sheeran, Colbie Caillat, Tyler Ward and more. Jake has a reputation for paying special attention to his fans and intends to release a debut original EP Summer of 2015. Check out Jake’s music via his YouTube channel and follow Jake on Twitter.
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 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.
My name is Jake Roque and I’m a 19 year old singer-songwriter/social media artist from Huntington Beach, California. I have decided to take place in The Pixel Project’s Charity Concert because I want to use what I have been given to give back to great causes like the Pixel Project.
Why is ending violence against women important to you?
Ending violence against women is important to me because I believe women deserve an exceptional level of love and respect from men, especially within the context of a relationship. I’m honored to be making a stand to encourage others to work alongside the Pixel Project to end the various types of abuse that women experience.
In your opinion how does music help in efforts to end violence against women?
Music has an incredible power to influence those who listen. Writing and performing music that is uplifting and speaks towards women in a positive light is important because repetition of an idea in music does affect one outlook on life.
What actions can music artists take to help end violence against women?
Music artists can use the influence their music has on others to shape a positive view of treating others the way they want to be treated and artists can raise awareness and funds to help stop injustices in the world.