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campaign to promote instrumental musicians in popular culture:
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With PSAs
America's Hot Musician, which
originally aired on WRNN New
York, KDOC Los Angeles and
aired its finals on Lifetime Real
Women, will re-air the entire first
season in over 200 cities
nationwide on
Public Channels.  
We are seeking residents or
producers in select cities to
facilitate and monitor distribution of
the 13 week series on these public
channels. You do not need any
prior experience in television to
volunteer.

Click here to see a list of cities
where you can help and sign up
below to get started or for more
information.
We are seeking  organizations and
individuals with a social message
to either donate or sponsor local
broadcasts by providing local
Public Service Announcements to
be included in each episode.

You may either donate the
insertion fee costs of $5.00 per
episode to include a third party
PSA that fits your mission and/or
addresses the vision that your
organization works toward

or

Sponsor the program by providing
your own organization's PSA with
your $5.00 per episode insertion
fee. Please sign up below to
receive more information.
One of the biggest challenges we
face in our mission to promote
instrumental music in hip hop
culture is that youth associate
rappers and producers as
"musicians" more than they do
instrumentalists.   

Kids today know that beats and
samples are routinely mixed to
make music so taking up an
instrument, particularly a brass,
woodwind or string, is either
obsolete or for "that other kind of
music".

We are in the early stages of
lobbying Members of Congress to
hold a hearing and make a
resolution declaring that rap is a
spokenword/ poetic artform.

Distinguishing rapping (not the
music behind a rap) from musical
performance will do two things:

1) Open up a national dialogue
about the subject thereby putting
instrumental performance in focus,
and; 2) Give educators ammunition
needed to persuade youth that
they can participate in hip hop as
an instrumental musician while
educating them about the process
of how music is actually made.

As we get further along with our
lobbying efforts, we are also
building a base of supporters who
will contact their state
representative at the appropriate
time. Please sign up below to
receive information.
 
This Initiative is Sponsored by American Youth Symphony
a 501(c) 3 organization
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