Consulting date September 2014
29 September 2014

South African promoter behind Rocking the Daisies and Sonar South Africa will raise funds for BFM educational initiatives.

Bridges for Music is pleased to announce an exciting new fundraising partnership with award-winning South African agency Seed Experiences.

Seed Experiences, the promoters behind annual festivals Rocking the Daisies, Vodacom in the City and Sonar Cape Town, has agreed to a 12-month partnership to raise substantial funds through various means, including its newly announced “Charity Complimentary Initiative.”

Seed will now charge complimentary tickets at a percentage of the actual ticket price across a range of ticket types, beginning with upcoming Rocking the Daises and Vodacom in the City events. For example, a complimentary ticket for Vodacom in the City will now be R100, a percentage of the R450 normal ticket price. Following the 12-month period, all figures raised for Bridges for Music will be released in a public case study.

All funds raised will directly support Bridges for Music initiatives, including our current campaign to build a music school in Cape Town’s Langa Township. Supported by Resident Advisor’s #cycle2ade campaign, we have nearly raised half of our £100,000 goal with nearly £46,000 donated to date. The school will become the centerpiece of our multifaceted educational program that already includes a scholarship program with SAE Institute and the launch of an annual one-year Higher Certificate in Sound Production scholarship in partnership with the Black Coffee Foundation.

“As a responsible promoter it is impossible to ignore the importance of developing the future potential of the South African music scene,” says Brian Little, Seed Experiences’ Managing Director.

“Partnering with Seed Experiences is an exciting next step in our evolution and it is encouraging to see such a well-established and respected promoter making a real tangible commitment to making a difference to disadvantaged communities through music,” says Trenton Birch, Bridges for Music’s Africa Director.

Brian adds: “We are very excited about this initiative. While we will be rolling out further fund-raising initiatives that will include donations, sponsor campaigns and workshops, what this does is educate the wider music community and involve them in the process of upliftment and education through music. The people who generally receive comps to our music events are fans and people who can afford to pay the full ticket price. So paying a small amount, knowing that it is contributing to this great cause, which is directly related to music and growing the industry in South Africa, should be met with enthusiasm.”

For more information on Seed Experiences please visit: weareseed.co.za/

16 September 2014

You may have heard already that 30 crazy riders, including top dj´s and industry figures, are riding with Resident Advisor from London To Amsterdam (ADE) to raise money and help building the first music school in the township of Langa.

Well, we have great news, thanks to a very generous donation that has just landed from Native Instruments—a huge thanks for getting us over the £40,000 mark .

To celebrate, Native Instruments and Chris Liebing are giving away a great prize to anyone that donates directly to Chris's fundraising page. You can donate here: http://ra.believe.in/fundraising/we-are-riding-from-ldn-to-ams-to-build-a-music-school-in-south-africa-cycle2ade/

15 September 2014

Bridges for Music announces its partnership with TomorrowWorld, the Urgency Network, and Owsla to offer a one-of-a-kind prize pack to fans and supporters in the U.S., which includes a meet and greet with Skrillex and his crew at TomorrowWorld in Atlanta, GA eptember 26-28, 2014. All to help build a music school in South Africa.

By donating to our Urgency Network campaign you will have the option of downloading an exclusive mix full of Owsla's talented artists in anticipation of their newly announced stage at TomorrowWorld. Other prizes such as Tshirts and Nest HQ subscriptions are also available. Each donations gives fans entries to the Grand Prize where one winner and their guest will join the Magical Bus Voyage of their choice (or receive round-trip airfare) to TomorrowWorld where they will spend 5 days and 4 nights in the center of one of the world's biggest music festivals as a VIP in TomorrowWorld’s DreamVille. Their comfort package will include access to seven uniquely designed stages and hundreds of the world's best DJs.

For full details of the grand prize and a chance to win, visit the Urgency Network and donate to Bridges For Music: https://www.urgencynetwork.com/tomorrowworldxowsla