As part of The Pixel Project’s Music For Pixels Summer Charity Concert, we talk to the music artists who have participated in the concert about why they are using their music to speak out and to say NO to violence against women. 

Our fifteenth featured artist is  Katie Sky. Katie Sky is a Bristol, UK singer/songwriter who has released four solo singles as well as featuring on numerous EDM tracks from some of the most noteworthy labels in the genre (Ultra, Circus, OWSLA). Her first major pop collaboration was on the single ‘Monsters’ by New-York duo Timeflies (Island Def Jam) which she performed on Good Morning America. The official video now has upwards of 2.6 million views. To learn more about Katie and her music, visit her YouTube channel or follow her on Twitter.

The Music For Pixels Summer Charity Concert was held in support of the Celebrity Male Role Model Pixel Reveal campaign in benefit of the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence and The Pixel Project. Donate at just US$1 per pixel to reveal the mystery Celebrity Male Role Models and help raise US$1 million for the cause while raising awareness about the important role men and boys play in ending violence against women in their communities worldwide.

Donations begin at just US$1 and while the Music For Pixels Summer Charity Concert Indiegogo fundraiser is running from June 5th to July 5th 2015, donors can donate to get exclusive music and artist goodies ranging from personal Skype concerts to treat bundles for the serious music lover.

Katie Sky

Tell us about yourself and why you have decided to take part in The Pixel Project’s Music For Pixels Summer Charity Concert.

I am an artist & songwriter and i believe in using that platform to promote good things and help raise awareness for important issue’s. In 2013 & 2014, i was involved with an incredible charity called One25 based in Bristol where i live. They work alongside women, enabling them to break free from street sex-work, addiction and other life-controlling issues and build new, independent lives. I had the chance to be part of their “Give it up” Campaign, perform alongside Ed Sheeran for their charity concert and even did a few volunteering sessions where i met the women we were raising money for. All in all, i was honoured to be part of it all and so when the Pixel Project came up, i was very keen to be involved!

Why is ending violence against women important to you?

Every woman deserves happiness & freedom to be who they are, to know they are loved. Its their right. I want to help fight for their right to happiness. I’ve been in a few awful relationships in the past and so experiencing it first hand, i’d like to stop other women having that kind of life.

In your opinion how does music help in efforts to end violence against women?

As i mentioned before, I see music not only as a creative artform, but also as a good platform to raise awareness about certain issue’s. Fans are eager to listen to new songs and thoroughly read every lyric, so of course they would listen when you want to speak about something your passionate about.

What actions can music artists take to help end violence against women?

Promote various charities and raise money by doing concerts such as this one! But also being an example of a strong independent person in our own lives & writing empowering music/lyrics to inspire our female audience.