On Wednesday, September 26th, New York University students came together for a kickoff event in partnership with The War on Drugs and the GRAMMY™ Music Education Coalition for the Pandora Challenge. The GRAMMY™ Music Education Coalition is a non-profit collective dedicated to building universal music education participation in elementary and secondary schools nationwide.
At this event, students formed teams to create music marketing and playlist campaigns to support the GRAMMY™ Music Education Coalition in positively impacting the lives of young people. This is the power of music and technology powering social impact.
The assignment is to create, launch, market, and optimize playlists that drive awareness to the mission of GRAMMY™ Music Education Coalition. The playlists will include an introduction from The War on Drugs and student-created voice messages that educate listeners about the non-profit’s mission. The student teams have four weeks to grow their listenership and influence their audience to become activated in the conversation around the power of music in transforming lives and access to music resources for all.
The New York University Pandora Challenge wrapped up on October 24th! Congratulations to the winning teams!
Carmen Lustik - Music Composition for Film and Multimedia - Class of 2021
Elizabeth Croteau - Music Composition for Songwriting and Production - Class of 2021
Akua Amponsah - Journalism Class of 2022
Raised by Radio
Emily Knesevitch - Music Business - Class of 2019
Aranyaka Verma - Music Business - Class of 2019
Paul Sergent - Music Business - Class of 2019
Stephanie Goldberg - Music Business - Class of 2019
For more on the Pandora Challenges, check out Pandora’s article: http://blog.pandora.com/us/pandora-real-industrys-second-annual-university-challenge/