Hopeless Records, along with their non-profit arm, Sub City, is launching the Sub CitySongs That SavedMyLife grant, a $10,000 grant to be given to a fan or band working to make a positive impact. The 2018 Sub City Songs That SavedMyLife grant will be awarded to a fan or band partnering with a non-profit organization related to mental health awareness and/or suicide prevention. Applications are open now and due on October 12th. To apply, visit songsthatsavedmylife.com/grant.
Last year, Cassie Wilson, who began Half Access, took home the $10,000 grant. Halfaccess.org is a non-profit organization and serves as a database for detailed information on venues’ accessibility and accommodations for disabled concert-goers. They aim to help fans be as prepared as possible for shows, and uses their database to work with venues on improving accessibility for all concert attendees.
“The Sub City grant gave me the opportunity to turn my advocacy into an organized movement for change,” Cassie said. “It opened doors for me to find others who are equally as passionate about diversity and inclusion.
Neck Deep front man, Ben Barlow, is this year’s grant ambassador. He said, “Over my years traveling with Neck Deep, I’ve met so many fans who have worked with non-profits to make their communities better.”
He continued, “It’s been amazing to watch them continue to make a difference in their own lives and others with the help of organizations like Hope For the Day, Crisis Text Line, The Trevor Project, and To Write Love On Her Arms. It’s our responsibility to make a positive impact.” To watch the grant announcement video, visit http://smarturl.it/STSMLgrantvideo
Speaking to the grant, Hopeless Records President and Executive Director of Sub City Louis Posen said, “We are very excited to be teaming up with Ben from Neck Deep to present our second Sub City grant of $10,000. To coincide with our new ‘Songs That SavedMyLife‘ Project, we are focusing on ideas that address mental health and suicide prevention. This is obviously a major issue we are facing as a community, and we are looking forward to seeing the many great ideas out there that could help make a positive impact.
Last week, Hopeless Records and Sub City announced the Songs That SavedMyLife compilation album, featuring artists covering songs that played a pivotal role in their lives. The compilation will be released on November 9through Hopeless Records and includes covers from bands like Neck Deep, Against Me! Taking Back Sunday, Dan Campbell and Ace Enders, Movements, The Maine, Dance Gavin Dance, and more. Full track listing can be found below. The first single, Neck Deep’s cover of “Torn” (originally made famous by Natalie Imbruglia), can be found here: http://smarturl.it/TornVideo
Songs That SavedMyLife looks to engage current artists with cover versions of those songs and share those stories with the world. This project benefits a variety of mental health and suicide prevention organizations. Currently, this project benefits Crisis Text Line, Hope For The Day, The Trevor Project, and To Write Love On Her Arms.
If you, or someone you care about are in crisis, please reach out for help. In the US, you can text HOME to 741741. Outside of the US, you can find many resources at www.hftd.org or www.songsthatsavedmylife.com.
Songs That SavedMyLife Track Listing:
1. Neck Deep – Torn (originally made famous by Natalie Imbruglia)
2. Movements – Losing My Religion (originally made famous by R.E.M.)
3. Stand Atlantic – Your Graduation (originally made famous by Modern Baseball)
4. Dance Gavin Dance – Semi Charmed Life (originally made famous by Third Eye Blind)
5. Against Me! – People Who Died (originally made famous by The Jim Carroll Band)
6. Taking Back Sunday – Bullet With Butterfly Wings (originally made famous by Smashing Pumpkins)
7. Dream State – Crawling (originally made famous by Linkin Park)
8. As It Is – Such Great Heights (originally made famous by The Postal Service)
9. Oceans Ate Alaska – Shape of my Heart (originally made famous by Sting)
10. Too Close To Touch – Let It Be (originally made famous by The Beatles)
11. Dan Campbell & Ace Enders – Broom People (originally made famous by The Mountain Goats)
12. The Maine – Transatlanticism (originally made famous by Death Cab For Cutie)
Songs That SavedMyLife is now available for pre-order at www.songsthatsavedmylife.com. When fans pre-order digitally through iTunes, they will receive and instant grat download of Neck Deep’s cover of “Torn”. It is also now available to stream through Apple Music and Spotify.