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 seventeenth featured artist is L. Young. Born and raised in Louisville, KY, L. Young was groomed for music in the church. By age 5, he was already singing in the adult choir. While attending the prestigious “Youth Performing Arts High School” in Louisville, he performed abroad in Belgium (Brussels), Bahamas, the UK (London), and the U.S. L.Young is an established artist, writer, and performer who has been credited for writing, music, and production for several artists, as well as platinum selling soundtracks. Writing credits include the top 5 single and title track off Jessy J’s #1 Billboard debut Album “Hot Sauce.” Keke Wyatt’s projects, “Who Knew” and “Unbelievable.” He is also credited for music in film and network TV to include: BET’s The Game, ABC’s According To Jim, 20/20, One Life To Live, VH1’s Basketball Wives, USA Network’s Burn Notice, also the movies Don Jon. Booty Call, and The Long Kiss Goodnight among others. He has recently released his 4th album entitled “ReVerb” featuring his Billboard Urban AC top 20 single ‘Love Is A Verb.’  To find out more about Young, follow him on Facebook, or check out his videos on YouTube.

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.

L Young 2Tell us about yourself and why you have decided to take part in The Pixel Project’s Music For Pixels Summer Charity Concert.

I was born and raised in Louisville, KY to a wonderful single mother. I witnessed first hand violence against her from a few unhealthy relationships she had as my brother and me were growing up. It was not only devastating to her but to us as well. it seemed there was no one there to speak for her or us as a family. That’s why I’m lending my voice today.

Why is ending violence against women important to you?  

Because no civilization can rise higher than its woman. How high you elevate, respect and honor the mothers, sisters, and daughters of society determines what heights you can reach as a nation.

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

Music is and always will be one of if not the most effective tools for social change. Music shapes thoughts, and those thoughts become action. I don’t know anyone on this planet who doesn’t listen to music of some sort. They may not watch TV or movies, possible don’t choose to or are unable to read, can’t see the beauty in a painting, or maybe hate the theater. But music, need I say more?

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

Speaking out more and louder. Creating more positive contents towards women and making music that promotes healthy relationships..