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SmG Music Kicks It Forward with 100 Hours of Community Service

Fulfills Commitment Made to Donors of #NoMoreTears Campaign


Seattle, WA -- (SBWIRE) -- 09/08/2015 -- SmG Music announced today that it had fulfilled its "Kick-It-Forward" pledge made to donors of its #NoMoreTears project to perform 100 hours of community service. SmG had committed to the service hours if it was successful in raising funds to film the video based on A.S.H.E.S the CHOSEN's song "Tears In Your Eyes." Recipients of service included the Peace Over Violence Summer Leadership Institute, United Roots & Determination, Granada Hills Charter High School After School Program, Seattle's Union Gospel Mission, and HellaGood Writing. Numerous people and studios associated with SmG Music volunteered to serve. Since successfully funding their Kickstarter project, SmG Music has had their "Tears In Your Eyes" campaign included into the innovation and entrepreneurship curriculum at the Wharton School of Business.

"It was truly a pleasure to support such important organizations as a way of saying thank you to those who supported us in our efforts," said social activist Lucy H of SmG Music. "I am very proud of everyone associated with SmG Music who contributed to fulfilling this commitment."

SmG volunteers performed service for Peace Over Violence (POV), an organization that has provided young people with an intensive five-week Summer Institute Training and Internship in violence prevention education using their In Touch With Teens Violence Prevention Education Curriculum. Over the course of the summer, POV collaborates with different community partners to bring youth a comprehensive variety of topics and points of views that empowers them to develop critical thinking skills about healthy relationships, social justice, social media advocacy and community organizing. This year, POV trained 23 youths to become activists and prevent violence within the community. The project culminated with the young people at POV writing, recording, and performing their own original song "Touch The Sky (Make A Difference)".

SmG Music participants and special guests of the internship program who participated in the community service included A.S.H.E.S the CHOSEN, head instructor, hip hop artist and social activist, Shirin "Shirin E." Ebrahimi, head of operations of SmG Music and songwriter, Simone "SaeMonae" Williams, hip hop artist and social activist, president of Black Student Union and student at Washington State University, The Conservatory of Recording Arts and Sciences alumnus Caymen "Caydolf" DePriest, producer/engineer at The Dojo Studios, Shoreline Community College School of music alumnus Brynn "Brynn Elyzabeth" Braxton, vocalist and songwriter, Sean Braxton, vocalist, songwriter and arranger, Dan "Paris Burns" Yukhananov, producer and DJ, and University of Southern California Thorton School of Music vocalist and songwriter Anna Rose Dellaria. The following studios participated: Purple Reign Studios, Inglewood, CA, Studio B Studios, Studio City, CA and The Dojo Studios, Westchester, CA.

"Tears In Your Eyes" was released in the Spring of 2014. It was the 4th most added song to college radio, while also climbing to #23 in the US on CMJ's Hip Hop Charts for college radio. The video is expected to be released on September 29th, just in time for October's Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

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