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Uber Partners with WQXR to Provide Instruments to NYC Public Schools

Posted by Kate Reese
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Uber Partners with WQXR to Provide Instruments to NYC Public Schools

Uber-users know that often drivers will offer water bottles, an iPhone charge, or a radio-station switch. Now, one radio-station is switching the options available when you select your Uber. WQXR partnered with the ride-sharing company to help make music education available to public school students in New York and New Jersey.

To support the local classical radio station’s instrument drive, which ran April 8-18th, Uber gave users the option to donate to the cause.

 

For a designated amount of time, users could enter code GIVEMUSIC and select the GIVE option in Uber, and a driver would come by to collect unused instruments for donation! This partnership is good news for students hoping to study double-bas or cello, though WQXR will give all donated instruments (large or small) to local public school students – the next generation of great musicians.

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StubHub Celebrates the Power of Giving…and the Arts

Posted by Jordan Shue
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StubHub is a company that truly understands the “season of giving”. In keeping with its commitment to supporting arts education, the online ticket marketplace recently launched a donation campaign with the aim of raising funds for three grassroots music organizations that support music education.

 

Through the campaign, each download of the StubHub Music app will result in a $1 donation to one of the following arts organizations:
 

Each download of StubHub’s free app, StubHub Music, through one of the above links will result in a $1 donation to the organization through January 31, 2015. The StubHub Music app enables users to find information on when their favorite artists are playing and where, discover new music, buy tickets, and more. What better way for StubHub to give back than by matching donations to the organizations that support the next generation of musicians?

 


 

Emma Leggat, StubHub’s Head of Corporate Social Responsibility, spoke about the 1 for 1 campaign: “By enabling music fans to access StubHub’s new concert discovery app while directly supporting music education–the very future of music–our 1 for 1 campaign is just one of many ways StubHub is channeling our audience and our technology to support causes that matter”.

 

The campaign is an expansion of StubHub’s standing commitment to arts education: since 2012 nearly $1 million has been allocated to arts non profits that are dedicated to music education. The company also has an ongoing relationship with The Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation, and launched the Next Stage Concert Series last April in order to bring more musical instruments to students around the country.

 

(Photo: Students performing at StubHub’s Next Stage Concert Series. Image courtesy of Getty Images.)

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