Join artists supporting the World Health Organization COVID Response on April 26
COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund for WHO
JOIN THE GLOBAL MUSIC PARTY !!
Thousands of musicians and fans (and medics) are performing, showing solidarity and supporting the UN and WHO COVID Solidarity Response Fund on 26 April. See artists and details below...
Use the hashtag #worldconcertday on 26 April for your social media post or live streaming performance. It is easy to take part as an artist and there is no need to sign up or register. Everyone can be involved with all styles of music. Just grab your phone or laptop, play or sing something live, originals or covers, stream a recording, start a Watch Party, promote your talent, your single and album releases, your blog etc. Or share your favorite band, singer or song. Don´t forget to use the hashtag #worldconcertday and let us know in advance and we may feature you here and promote you around social media on the day. Look out for some surprise famous names who are taking part on the day. Join them!
World Concert Day focuses on musicians and fans in lockdown and the Corona Virus COVID-19 Global Pandemic. You may still support Climate Awareness as originally planned, but the official cause is now the Pandemic. Mention or show support for a local cause, hospices, health and emergency service workers, key workers etc. Or highlight problems. If you wish you may encourage donations and mention or link to related justgiving.com or other donation and funding sites. The official global recommended fundraiser is The United Nations Foundation and World Health Organization "COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund" which directly funds the World Health Organization´s work coordinating global efforts, supporting all countries to prevent, detect, and respond to the pandemic. Local Regional recommended charities include "NHS Charities Together" in the UK. Check social media for updates.
Katie Kittermaster´s 2020 tour with Boyzlife was pulled after 3 dates due to COVID. But she will be live for World Concert Day on the 26th!
Sweden´s Got Talent sensation Eva Jumatate and the producers will stream an exciting live event from lockdown for World Concert Day.
Philippine celebrity and singer songwriter Jim Parades will perform live from Manila for World Concert Day on 26 April.
Award winning singer songwriter Pedro Barbosa performs live from South Africa for World Concert Day on 26 April.
The Healer Twins - the doctor duo from Georgia will perform live and support the WHO World Health Organization COVID Response Fundraiser.
Australia´s Pop Award Winner Leea Nanos will stream a live performance on 26 April.
Kings Daughters and Brian May - made in lockdown - supporting mental health
ARTISTS ON the day include...
Leanne will perform her popular Celine Dion Show
A personal live performance from his home in Germany
Don´t miss the world´s best Lady Gaga Tribute act!
Here are two of our favorite recent online lockdown concerts...
HOW TO TAKE PART Ask your fans, friends and family to support you on the day and in the run up. Live events involving gatherings of people have been cancelled almost everywhere in the world and the 2020 event is online only. Your participation can be a short performance to your phone cam, a saved video, a sponsored activity, a video message, an Instagram post, a Twitter or Facebook video, a Watch Party, a link to your justgiving.com fundraiser, or any social media post. Anything goes. Use this opportunity! Remember to use the hashtag #worldconcertday to be noticed. We, and many others, will be watching and sharing and promoting participants.
STEPS: 1. Decide on a cause you want to mention or support. (The default cause is the WHO Covid-19 Solidarity Response Fundraiser). 2. On Sunday 26th April post or livestream your contribution with the hashtag #worldconcertday. Mention or link to your cause. 3. Spread the word to friends, family and fans and ask them to share. You might even go viral !! 4. We, and many others in the media, will be watching for hashtags and trends and we will promote, re post, re tweet, and share artists we see. As will others. The media and the music industry will be watching trends. You never know who will see you!
FANS AND SUPPORTERS Search with the hashtag #worldconcertday on 26 April to find shows and events in your area, to find your favorite artists, or friends or relatives who are taking part, or to find causes you support. People will also be using the hashtag of the name of a charity or cause they support, so you can search for those hashtags as well.
THE CAUSES The headline cause was originally Climate Crisis Awareness. This has now changed to the Global COVID-19 Virus Pandemic. You can support and promote, or raise funds for, any cause or charity of your choice related to this. Be creative. Be inventive. This is a day for the music you love to do good. It is run by you, the people, not organised from the top down. Show what you can do! Use the hashtag #worldconcertday on 26 April.
FOR CHARITIES Make sure that all your supporters who are also musicians know about this event, and encourage them to take part and support your charity or cause in the event. This is a valuable fundraising and awareness-raising opportunity for charities and organizations. It should not be overlooked as part of your promotions, advertising and funding strategy and activities. It is completely FREE for everyone to take part and benefit from this global one day event. Don´t miss this opportunity to raise funds and awareness for your charity or cause.
FOR EVERYONE Every musician, singer, songwriter, band, school and activist is welcome to be part of World Concert Day. Join thousands of other musicians, fans and charities globally for a unique and historic music event. Use the hashtag #WorldConcertDay on 26 April and in the run up to the event. On the day stream or link to your live or recorded show on Facebook, YouTube, Instagram and Twitter and on other social platforms or websites. You participation can be a show from your kitchen or garden, a quick chat or song to phone cam, a short documentary, a personal rant or plea or a sponsored activity. Anything goes. It´s your show.
Charities are welcome to join and fundraise for their causes. Remember to use the hashtag #WorldConcertDay everywhere online on the 26th April.
Music Aid (musicaid.org) has donated websites, technology, platforms and promotion to support this global event, but it is an event led by the people involved - and the direction it takes is determined by you. So get involved. Use the day to advance your cause and promote your music and musical career. Share and use the hashtags and be part of a unique and historic event.