In partnership with the GRAMMY Museum, we invite students to produce original songs that take a stand against human rights abuses. Using their own voices and perspectives, students can create meaningful change on pressing issues such as sexual harassment and assault, bullying, police brutality and other important topics related to social justice. The contest winner will participate in a GRAMMY-related event.
Submissions are judged by a panel of music industry professionals who have worked with artists such as Beyoncé, Justin Bieber, Miley Cyrus, Katy Perry and Kelly Clarkson.
Deadline: April 11, 2021
2021 Contest Judges:
Rocky Dawuni, GRAMMY-Nominated Singer, Songwriter, Producer and Activist
Austin Brown, Singer, Songwriter, Producer, Co-Founder of Canyon Sessions (@canyonsessions)
Paige Guritzky, Producer, Co-Founder of Canyons Sessions (@canyonsessions)
Natasha Beddingfield, GRAMMY-Nominated Artist
Axident, GRAMMY-Nominated Producer
Jazmin Grace Grimaldi, Singer, Songwriter, Actor, Activist
Questions? Email Girardi@rfkhumanrights.org
We are thrilled to announce that the winner of the 2019 Speak Up, Sing Out Music Contest is Tess Biberaj who goes by Tess Lira for her song "Solid Gold". Tess, a rising 10th grader from Fiorello H. LaGuardia Performing Arts High School in New York City, says about her song, "My inspiration for the song comes from witnessing and hearing about people treating each other so poorly. My song speaks of the inner strength one needs to stand up for themselves in any injustice." Tess will perform her winning song at a GRAMMY-related event later this year.