A big month for MMAD

D Minor and Kara Sheehan wearing MMAD StreetWear

It has been a big month for the charity Musicians Making a Difference (MMAD), with the completion of a podcast, a streetwear launch, and a Christmas donation appeal.

In celebration of MMAD Day on December 4, the final two episodes for the podcast series, Music Saved Me, were released.

The month-long series featured musicians including Conrad Sewell, Eves Karydas, Isaiah Firebrace, Mike Waters, Paul Dempsey, Illy and GRAACE, all of whom shared their personal accounts on how music supported them through their most difficult times.

MMAD Co-founder, Dominic Brook, said the podcast was a hit straight after it was released.

“The podcast is incredible in terms of great stories around how music has help people through hard times and saved them,” Brook said.

“We went to number one when we launched, which was great and people have really connected with the stories.

“It has been a really inspirational series.”

MMAD has also launched a new limited-edition StreetWear line with proceeds going to the young people involved in their programs.

It has also been accepting Christmas donations for the organisation’s young people who will not have a family to be with at Christmas.

Brook said MMAD day amplifies how we use music to change lives and make a better world.

“Our vision is that every young person has someone who believes in them, and we do that through music,” he said.

“Because of COVID, our 2020 MMAD day will be more of an online campaign.

“So, we are encouraging people to reach out through music, share a song that inspires them, maybe even a song that helped them get through 2020, because their story may help someone out.”

Jacinta Counihan