The Songwriting Charity launches One Song One Day Records, a label set up exclusively to promote and support the charity’s creative projects in schools across the country. Debuting on the label is an exclusive new album containing a collection of songs written and performed by children involved in one of its projects. ‘Stronger Together’ marks a unique two-year collaboration between the Songwriting Charity and Kent based Milton Court and Kemsley Primary Academies.
Cathryn Andrews, Executive Headteacher said, “So many of our children have benefitted immensely from the wonderfully creative process that Nathan and his team provide. ‘Stronger Together’ is something that is beyond special – a collaborative and celebratory song that weaves the work of the two schools together. Each song signifies the growth and development of creativity, wellbeing and a sense of belonging for each one of our children. Amazing songs by amazing children brought to life by an amazing Charity”
Songwriting Charity Patron, Rupert Hine said, “The Songwriting Charity powerfully illustrates how children working together creatively as a team can rise above their individual practical difficulties and limitations and create something fun or even beautiful in a field that is very close to my heart.”
Nathan Timothy, Songwriting Charity Founder and CEO said, “We’re inspiring the next generation of songwriters! One Song One Day Records is all about building on the positive experience we’ve provided, inspiring children to want to write and record songs again and again. Making their hard work available through digital platforms like iTunes and Spotify children can show their parents, families and friends and enjoy being famous in their own living rooms! Downloading or streaming the album is also a fabulous way of supporting The Songwriting Charity. All royalties will be ploughed back into future projects so we can provide more workshops in schools and inspire even more children to take up songwriting.”
The Songwriting Charity has so far worked in more than 500 schools around the country and abroad. The charity’s work has positively impacted on the wellbeing, self–esteem and confidence of more than 20,000 children and young people since it formed in July 2011. To date, 1100 songs have been written by young people for young people, covering issues such as bullying, health, mental health, equality & diversity and relationships.
The work of the Songwriting Charity engages with children and young people to generate creative energy around issues that impact on their lives such as bullying, health, mental health, nutrition, wellbeing, school transition, the world around the, all through songwriting. We address and boost their emotional health and wellbeing through the delivery of intensive songwriting and music technology workshops. All of our workshops and programmes are unique, presenting children with opportunities to sing, write lyrics, perform and record their ideas both individually and as a team – learning about their world and supporting the progress of their friends every step of the way. Recorded material is then available for children to download and schools can use the songs for presentations, assemblies, and special events or for use out in the wider community.
The Songwriting Charity formed in July 2011 and has bases in Cambridgeshire, Gloucestershire, Kent and London.
Nathan Timothy is a member of the following associations: BASCA – The British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors, AIM – Association of Independent Music, Musicians Union, The BPI and PRS.
Rupert Hine has worked with some of biggest names in the music industry as a producer and songwriter including Tina Turner, Bob Geldof, Thompson Twins, Suzanne Vega, Chris De Burgh, Rush, Wilson Phillips, Dusty Springfield and Stevie Nicks.
Find out more about the Songwriting Charity here:
Nathan Timothy Foundation ‘The Songwriting Charity’, www.nathantimothyfoundation.org
The Songwriting Charity has offices in Cambridgeshire, Gloucestershire, Kent and London.
Company No. 7719125
Registered charity no. 1146228.
Patrons: Guy Fletcher, OBE FRSA and Rupert Hine, APRS
For all enquiries, please contact John Quinn: firstname.lastname@example.org