Working in tandem with a trained psychologist and music producer, participants write, record, and professionally produce songs about their emotions and experiences. The process has a profound effect on psychological healing and the restoration of a supportive, healing community. The artists are advocates, publicly disseminating their music through local radio broadcasts, social media, community concerts, and CD distribution, reducing stigma about sexual violence and more. In early 2018, we announced a partnership with Warner Music Canada to distribute the recorded songs via international streaming and digital storefronts.
Make Music Matter uses the creative process as a therapeutic tool to help empower marginalized individuals and communities.
Our innovative Healing in Harmony music therapy program is centered on the belief that music can be an integral part of a community-driven, holistic healing model. Participants include survivors of sexual violence, abandoned children, children of child-headed households, caregivers, and other vulnerable populations.