Artists in developing communities have little knowledge of their legal rights and marketing techniques. Local laws and an absent government often encourage informal and insecure music industries and professions. Furthermore, in these locations there are few programs and organizations that encourage the arts and cultural expression for several reasons, including limited resources.
These musicians are their communities storytellers. They need to share their culture and history with the world.
19 artists from Haiti share their original music and stories with an international audience. They receive free legal and marketing workshops. The contest winner records a first album, and 90% of sales go the artist and his/her community project.
All 19 contestants received free training and marketing on our site and social networks. Proceeds from the winner’s album will go towards a community development project of his/her choice, which leads to continued investment.