Welcome to the Love And Be Free Foundation.
Founded by musician and songwriter Jared Feinman in 2020, we aim to heal the world through the power of song. Every year, we will carefully choose causes and organizations to align with.
A NOTE FROM JARED
I wish you all safety and good health during this unprecedented period in our world. As an artist, my purpose is to reflect the times. In the past, great songs were written to help the world in the course of hardship. My intent with “(Let’s Sing For) Love and Be Free” was to create a new anthem for our generation. I felt like it was a song I needed to hear––a song that could bring everyone together. As the world begins to reimagine a new normal, “(Let’s Sing For) Love and Be Free” cries out for reconciliation. Although written a while back in 2017, you may find this song more relevant now than ever. May it bring you and your loved ones solace.
In conjunction with the song's release, I am thrilled to announce the Love And Be Free Foundation, a non-profit endeavor I have wanted to form for some time. The Love And Be Free Foundation aims to heal the world through the power of song. Every year, we will carefully choose causes and organizations to align with. As a direct response to the (COVID-19) pandemic, we will be providing relief by donating 100% of the song's proceeds to Philly Music Fest's micro-grant initiative.
This micro-grant program is meant for local musicians that rely on working two (or more) jobs that include playing shows to support themselves and their families. Many of my full-time musician friends in Philly have lost thousands of dollars from not being able to perform due to the crisis, and most shows have been canceled through the summer and early fall. This model is simple and effective in getting the money to the artists as quickly as possible with no hidden fees or salaries taken. Every cent goes towards each micro-grant, which amounts to $250 per musician.
In addition to the song's digital release, a limited edition 10” vinyl of “(Let's Sing For) Love and Be Free” (with a special unreleased B-side track) and "Love And Be Free" vintage t-shirts are now available for purchase through our website. 100% of t-shirt and vinyl proceeds will also be disbursed to Philly Music Fest's micro-grant initiative.
Love And Be Free is a movement. It requires a community of supporters. I'm excited to see where this new endeavor leads, and I hope you can join me in supporting Philadelphia's musicians and artists who are suffering.
Be well, stay safe, and light a candle to honor all the lives that’ve been lost. May their memories be a blessing.