project leader
George F
location
CENTRE AVE
(The Hill District)
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the project

The Dreamz of Music Foundation is raising support to provide disabled individuals with the opportunity to create, promote, and perform their music in a safe and accommodating environment. We believe in supporting disabled musicians in pursuing their dreams by providing them the mobility, visibility, and environment in which they feel they can succeed.

This funding goal is to obtain a handicapped accessible van to take our current artist to their studio sessions, live performances, and promotional opportunities.

This urgent need will immediately serve our 5 disabled musicians and more in the future.

Our future vision is to transform a building in Pittsburgh into a community center for disabled musicians. It will have an event center, studios, and offices, all the necessary equipment for the musicians and employees. This will come in 2020 and beyond.

 

Organizational Background

The Dreamz of Music Foundation supports disabled musicians by providing them with studio time, promotional services, and live performance time in order to help them succeed in the music industry. The overall goal is to provide a place for disabled musicians to fulfill their dreams. The Foundation values its musicians, and their commitment to their art. As it stands, 5 musicians are currently affiliated with the Foundation, and are regularly provided with live performances, studio time, and promotional services that are donated to us from cooperating organizations. The Dreamz of Music Foundation envisions a future where disabled musicians across America are granted the resources they need to longer be afraid or hesitant to produce and distribute their art.

The Dreamz of Music Foundation was conceived by George Fadale in order to aid his lifelong friend and co-founder, Phillip McKenzie. After a freak attack which ended with him becoming a quadriplegic, McKenzie’s struggle and persistence as a musician inspired Fadale to start a movement with the goal of supporting McKenzie, and many others like him.
 

Current Programs

  • The Dreamz of Music Foundation runs regularly scheduled, monthly performances for our musicians
  • We provide studio recording time each month for our musicians in several cooperating recording studios located in and around the Pittsburgh area.
  • Food and housing is provided to our musicians as needed.
  • Promotional services and materials are provided from donor organizations
  • Creative consulting and developmental services are also offered to our musicians.

 

the steps

Timeline of our Successes:

  • May, 2018: The Dreamz of Music Foundation officially incorporated
  • June, 2018: First official event, the Summer Jam Cookout in Monroeville Community Park. Featured on KDKA.
  • August 2018: Alliance agreement with Grind Mode Music Worldwide for monthly studio time.
  • September 2018: 3 month alliance agreement with Level Up Studios for monthly venue space. Here, the first “Trapraiser” was held, raising $250 in donations, over 75 people in attendance.
  • October 2018: First official Dreamz of Music show held at Level Up Studios, raised $200 in donations, over 50 people in attendance. Also created an alliance agreement with Big Stacks LLC. For promotional services.
  • November 9th, 2018: “Trapraiser Scorpiobash” held at Level Up Studios. $400 raised in donations, over 100 people in attendance.
  • November 23rd, 2018: Second official Dreamz of Music show held at Level Up Studios. Raised $100 in donations, 30 people in attendance.
  • December 2018: 1 year alliance agreement for monthly venue space with Level Up Studios.
  • January 2019: Founders of the foundation and the dreamerz begin to be featured in Artistic Platforms magazine. A different artist is featured each month.
  • February 2019: First “Soulraiser” held at Level Up Studios. Raised $150 in donations, over 30 people in attendance. Also created alliance agreements with both Fire K Studios and Rap Cave for monthly studio time from each.
  • March 2019: Alliance agreements reached with Pg ENT LLC. For event promotion services, with Hotxxmagonlineradio LLC. For weekly radio play, event promotion services, and occasional live event coverage, and with Geared Up for continued maintenance of the Foundation’s website
  • April 6th&20th 2019: The First Dreamz of music festival was held collaborating with the Pittsburgh fringe festival bringing together over 200 people. Also we had a smaller event on april 20th where we raised $150 with over 50 people in attendance.
  • April 29th 2019: We facilitated a new partnership with local company Involvemint which is a volunteer recruitment service that pays volunteers in time credits to spend at local businesses.
  • May 24th 2019: We held our very first International Players Ball Fundraiser and we raised another $150 with over 50 people in attendance.
  • June 8th 2019: We had our first Dubraiser dance party featuring several volunteer djs and 2 proffesional dance crews. We had over 50 people in attendance and raised over $200.
  • June 23rd 2019: We had our 2nd annual Summer Jam cookout which had over 1500 people in attendance and we raised over $1,000. This was our largest event yet.
  • July 1st 2019: We facilitated a new partnership with local company Small Format who is going to donate music videos and event coverage to the foundation.
  • July 26th 2019: We held our first Freestyle battle fundraiser raising $100 with 25 people in attendance.
  • July 31st 2019: We obtained a new strategic Alliance with local photo lens manufacturer and production company Small Format. They donated 6 small-format.com lens' to us and will be donating music videos to each of the disabled musicians. They are also donating videography services during our events.
  • August 10th 2019: We took part in a block party at Level up studios raising $100 and the disabled musicians we work with performed.
  • September 10th 2019: We launched our Ioby crowdfunding page and began our fiscal sponsorship with Ioby.org.

 

why we're doing it

Our cause to support disabled musicians can bring together the creative community in pittsburgh unifying the citys creative entrepreneurs. Our city has no music epicenter where a musician can go and obtain knowledge and services to help build their career as an artist. Also this will give many opportunities to disabled musicians who don't have the means to chase the dreams.

budget

We need to purchase a handicapped bus to be able to transport all of the musicians to shows and studio time. Transportation is one of the biggest issues we have with the disabled musicians and we want to provide that to ensure we can get them to the opportunities we set up for them.

$30,000 For The Vehicle 

$19,000 For Vehicle Insurance

$1,000 For Application Fees to Become a 501c3

 



PROJECT FUNDING NEEDED = $50,000
ioby Platform Fee $35
ioby Fiscal Sponsorship Fee (5%) $2,719
ioby Donation Processing Fee (3%) $1,632
TOTAL TO RAISE = $54,386

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donors

  • Kelly Jones
  • Alexander S.
  • george j fadale
  • Aziem L White
  • Big Stacks Ent
  • Mario Quinn
  • Matthew O.