GLEE and YouTube Stars Come Together for Live Online Philippines Benefit Concert
More than 1.1 million homes were damaged or destroyed in the Philippines by Typhoon Haiyan? Damian Mc Ginty, Samuel Larsen, and Bryce Vine (FOX's "Glee" and "The Glee Project") are joining up with their friend and popular Youtube musician AJ Rafael for a special 2-hour Typhoon Haiyan Philippines Relief Concert. The concert will help in the rebuilding of homes throughout all of the Philippines by donating proceeds from the show directly to Habitat for Humanity.
Everyone, including all Gleeks and YouTubers worldwide, are invited to attend this Philippines Benefit Concert because it is being produced by the SteamyintheCity Music Collective exclusively on Stageit.com's virtual "Main Stage", which is arguably the hottest live streaming online concert venue on the internet today. Though it's not a physical concert venue the Main Stage has played host to a wide variety of popular artists in the past year, such as Sara Bareilles, Bonnie Raitt, Jason Mraz, and many more.
Even though attending a live streaming concert for the first time can be a bit daunting, Stageit has a very user friendly website making it quick and easy for new live streaming concert goers to sign up for their free user account and purchase virtual currency ("notes") used for buying concert tickets and tipping the artists. Also the SteamyintheCity Music Collective has published a very helpful "Stageit Concert 101: First Time Viewer Checklist" that is a step-by-step checkist that guides first time viewers have every thing they need and their computers are ready and able to watch the show.
What's incredible about this concert is that it isn't being produced by a FOX, Glee, Youtube or any other large corporations. Everything is being produced independently by four friends (Damian Mc Ginty, Bryce Vine, AJ Rafael & Samuel Larsen) with the help of a relatively New Group of talented artists from the SteamyintheCity Music Collective. SteamyintheCity is actually a group of independent artists that are best known for making creative music videos on Youtube and producing high definition concerts with many musicians on Stageit . They work with a wide variety of musicians on all sorts of platforms. What this concert does is it truly adds definitive proof to the growing trend in music, where individual artists can freely use next-generation online music platforms, like Stageit.com, to mobilize the power of a worldwide audience. Through interactive online media, these artists can make a real and significant impact on Typhoon Haiyan recovery efforts in the Philippines and directly contribute to saving lives.
A minimum of 60% of sales and tipping from the concert will be going directly to the work that Habitat for Humanity is doing on the ground right now in the Philippines. Habitat for Humanity is currently in the process of distributing 30,000 shelter repair kits and 50,000 cleanup kits to help people in the Philippines repair their homes from the extensive damage caused by Typhoon Haiyan. Habitat for Humanity has been at work in the Philippines since 1988 and have helped more than 100,000 families through disaster response work around the world.