i'm posting this on my blog since it's read by lots of people who are in, or know someone in, the music industry because you're all some industrious people and that ish DOES NOT PAY ENOUGH.
One of the brands I work with is Pepsi. They’re giving away over $1million/month to a bunch of music ideas(that typically have a charitable angle… but geez, the music industry is basically a charity), so if you have an idea --ANY IDEA RELATED TO MUSIC THAT NEEDS FUNDING -- just submit it here: http://pep.si/dUqRRl
Details about this are below in the pr pitch I yanked from the PR team.
The Pepsi Refresh Project is back for its second year encouraging consumers across America to submit bold, creative ideas that have the power to move communities forward and there’s a fresh twist -- the Pepsi Challenge. The Pepsi Challenge is posed in the form of a question consumers can answer by submitting their ideas. This month, the question is focused on music- Pepsi is asking America: How would you rock the house to support a good cause?
Starting today, submissions are open and accepted at www.RefreshEverything.com for the next five days – ending midnight ET, April 9. Then, voting will begin May 1 and last for one month. Ideas can also be submitted across the four standing grant categories Pepsi is focusing on this year – Arts & Music, Communities, Education – in addition to the Pepsi Challenge. For the innovative ideas with the most votes, Pepsi will award more than $1.2 million each month across all categories.
We know your readers are passionate about music and hope they can take part in the Pepsi Challenge. Need some inspiration? We were down at SXSW recently with YouTube celebrity DeStorm, who chatted with past music grant winner, Austin Halbert, to get his take on what rocking the house means to him. Check out the video!
PEPSI REFRESH PROJECT OPENS 1st SUBMISSION PERIOD FOR 2011 AND CHALLENGES AMERICA TO ROCK THE HOUSE FOR A GOOD CAUSE
Second year of Pepsi’s Refresh Project Begins With Five Days to Submit Entries; More Than $1 Million to be Given Away Each Month in Education, Arts & Music, Communities and Monthly Challenge Categories
Purchase, N.Y., April 4, 2011 – Today, Pepsi launched the second year of its Pepsi Refresh Project, calling on people from across the United States to submit bold ideas that have the power to move communities forward, focusing on the categories that America cares about most: Education, Communities and Arts & Music. In addition to its standing grant categories, Pepsi will announce a newPepsi Challenge each month in the form of a question that Pepsi will challenge the public to answer with creative ideas. This month, Pepsi is challenging fans to channel their love of music to drive social change with its first Pepsi Challenge by asking: “How would you rock the house for a good cause?”
Believing that every individual can refresh the world, Pepsi is enabling innovative ideas through the Pepsi Refresh Project, a platform for inspiration, learning and taking action. By awarding more than $1.2 million each month to ideas that receive the most votes at www.RefreshEverything.com, Pepsiaims to encourage fun ideas that capture the youthful optimism in all of us.
Pepsi will accept project entries for five days from noon ET today through midnight ET April 9, and the first five days of every month thereafter. Up to fifteen hundred (1,500) ideas will then be selected randomly and posted onwww.RefreshEverything.com for voting for one month, starting May 1. For more details on the 2011 Pepsi Refresh Project, visit here.
In partnership with GOOD, the Pepsi Refresh Project’s social impact partner, Pepsi will continue to provide support to Refresh Project grantees. GOOD will continue to work closely with grant recipients to activate their projects, ensure the greatest impact possible, and tell the inspiring, fun stories of grantees making a difference in their communities. Pepsi will also continue its partnership with Global Giving to administer grant disbursements and monitoring.
Each month the Pepsi Refresh Project encourages Americans to dream big ideas and get them submitted. Pepsi will award up to 64 grants and more than $1.2 million tofund amazing ideas that refresh the world. Ideas with the most votes on www.RefreshEverything.comwill be funded. Submissions will be accepted for a 30-day period each month, with fifteen hundred (1,500) ideas selected randomly and posted on www.RefreshEverything.com for voting with the public deciding on who wins. To date, Pepsi has awarded over $20 million through the Pepsi Refresh Project and local grants to ideas across the country including grants to refresh over 123 schools, 78 parks and playgrounds, 21 foster homes and housing facilities, and starting up more than 60 independent organizations. In 2011, millions of participants engaging in the Pepsi Refresh Project will be able to do so in even deeper ways by learning about past winners, watching videos of fun ideas brought to life and discussing their newest ideas through group boards onwww.RefreshEverything.com.
PepsiCo offers the world's largest portfolio of billion-dollar food and beverage brands, including 19 different product lines that each generates more than $1 billion in annual retail sales. Our main businesses - Frito-Lay, Quaker, Pepsi-Cola, Tropicana and Gatorade - also make hundreds of other nourishing, tasty foods and drinks that bring joy to our consumers in more than 200 countries. With annualized revenues of nearly $60 billion, PepsiCo's people are united by our unique commitment to sustainable growth, called Performance with Purpose. By dedicating ourselves to offering a broad array of choices for healthy, convenient and fun nourishment, reducing our environmental impact, and fostering a diverse and inclusive workplace culture, PepsiCo balances strong financial returns with giving back to our communities worldwide. For more information, please visit www.pepsico.com.