BIRDSONG David Martin New Music Foundation announces Canadian singer/songwriter line-up for first BIRDSONG ALBUM, set to begin recording in Ottawa and Toronto in October and November 2020. Deadline for east and west coast provinces for the Music Fund extended to January 1, 2021.
“We are excited to announce the amazing artist line-up that has been approved by our board of directors at BIRDSONG Foundation as the first recipients of the BIRDSONG Music Fund,” says Margaret Konopacki, charity founder/director. "Each of our seven musicians and songwriters will be recording their original songs alongside skilled and experienced producer/engineers in professional studios and mentored by other musicians who support our foundation.
“Our aim is to provide musicians a leg-up with professionals in the industry and to mentor and encourage them to keep working with music for self expression and transformation. We have a number of music funds in Canada, but none that pay specific attention to people who live with mental health issues. As Covid-19 rips through Canada, more and more people experience some type of mental issues, like anxiety and depression. Many of them, however, live with these conditions their whole lives. BIRDSONG is geared to helping them get their music produced and heard. My son David was one of these people, and through this foundation he guides me to help others like him who often have no voice.”