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The High Note Project

Celebrating human rights through music

A High Note Music Prize will be launched in 2018

11 December 2017

To recognize the outstanding contributions to humanity and the promotion of human rights through music, the High Note Music Prize will be awarded next year to a major recording artist. The High Note Music Prize is part of The High Note Project, a global social justice initiative being launched by a founding committee of prominent entertainment executives.

GRAMMY®-nominated singer and social justice advocate Andra Day, whose song “Rise Up” became the anthem for Black Lives Matter, has lent her support to the global music initiative. "I admire the mission of High Note and its decision to recognize musicians for their contributions through song,” said Day.

“Since music is an international language that has the power to inspire, heal and inform, The High Note Project was created as a platform to honor and recognize iconic artists who utilize music to promote social justice, as well as to unite human rights organizations with the global music community,” added David Clark, the global philanthropic producer and creator of the High Note Project.

The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights will work with the High Note Music Prize selection committee, currently being assembled, to select an international artist who has promoted human rights for at least a decade.

Press release: First “High Note Music Prize” for contribution to human rights to be awarded in 2018 during all-star global concert event in London (PDF)

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