STANFORD UNIVERSITY / PANDORA CHALLENGE
feat. COMMON and IMAGINE JUSTICE

Stanford University, Pandora, and Real Industry will support Imagine Justice and Common.

THE OVERVIEW

The 2018 Pandora Challenge: Music & Social Impact program educates and empowers hundreds of university students.  Students work on a key social impact issue, through the lens of music, music business, and fan engagement. Over 4 weeks, students will launch their own Curated Programs on Pandora, driving audience traffic and calls to action to benefit Imagine Justice. Curated Programs allow anyone to become a curator on Pandora and share their stories through Pandora’s catalog of music and artist voice messages. 

We kick-off our Stanford Pandora Challenge at Stanford University on April 19 2018, with a 3 hour campus-wide event (6-9PM), attracting over 100 university students. Events introduce the artist's social cause and teach students to apply principles of fan engagement, marketing, and curation towards driving a successful call to action.  

OUR HISTORY:  WE PROUDLY SUPPORTED COMMON AT NYU & STANFORD

In 2017, we served 1,200 students in partnership with Common, Jack Antonoff, Tegan and Sara, Manchester Orchestra, and BloodPop®!
(Billboard, Variety, Grammy.com).  We were honored to work directly with Michael Latt at our 2017 New York University and Stanford University events.   

 

THE OPPORTUNITY

  • Reach and access to college students at top universities to launch or promote Imagine Justice

  • Visibility with 18-24-year-old college students who are interested in the Common and his social impact causes

  • Support our next generation of music creators and industry leaders

EXAMPLE: MUSIC & SOCIAL IMPACT TOUR.
In 2017, Real Industry and Pandora empowered the next generation of media, music, and business leaders on a US campus tour. Over 1,200 students worked with major artists (Tegan and Sara, Common, Jack Antonoff, Manchester Orchestra, and BloodPop®) to support the artist’s Foundations (The Ally Coalition, Tegan and Sara Foundation, Common Ground Foundation, Make Yourself Foundation, 1 Million 4 Anna, Made of Music).

EXAMPLE: TEGAN & SARA FOUNDATION.
Stanford students applied their business, music, and digital marketing knowledge to launch a successful advocacy and social impact campaign. Students were joined by executives from Pandora, Warner Bros Records, and the Tegan and Sara Foundation in designing national music marketing campaigns.

THE ASK

Real Industry handles 100% of event creation and workshop logistics. This event will be no cost to artist or management. All event costs will be paid by Pandora as part of our US campus Pandora Challenge: Music & Social Impact tour.   

1. Required: ARTIST VOICEoVER, CALL TO ACTION, ASSETS

  • Common to provide a 30 second artist message, for pre-roll of the playlists ("Hey, this is Common, did you know that...") 

  • Provide a call to action, supporting your artists social impact initiative, that university students and Pandora listeners support (e.g., "Sign-up for this event", "Follow us at...") 

  • Grant Real Industry a right to use artist images and foundation logo for marketing event on-campus and publishing an event highlight reel.

2. NICE TO HAVE: Attendance & engagement

  • Imagine Justice commits to reviewing all student campaigns from the event. We want the students to know that their work had an impact!

  • Michael Latt attendance at the university kick-off event (Artist attendance is a nice to have, and artist is not required to attend.) Artist teams are responsible for their own travel costs.  

  • Artist may wish to record a 2-3 minute video welcome message for students to view at event.

  • Artist or artist management may wish to provide winning teams feedback during our online, video conference, wrap-up event (60 minutes).

  • Support student campaigns through social media

WHAT'S NEXT? 

Michael Latt to provide Jay LeBoeuf with verbal approval. After this, Real Industry, Pandora, and the university teams will begin to design and secure the event. We have tentatively reserved the Stanford Pandora Challenge April 19th slot to support Imagine Justice.


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