16 Bars of Love & Thanks • Hookist

16 Bars of Love & Thanks

Cutting-edge “social songwriting”
to support wounded veterans

Mission: Raise significant money & awareness to help meet the life-long needs of tens of thousands of catastrophically wounded American veterans.

Concept: Utilizing Hookist’s cutting-edge online songwriting platform, 4 well-known music artists individually collaborate on 4 original songs with their fans in tribute to the troops!

Proceeds: A la “We Are The World,” the proceeds of the 4 songs will provide long-term income for 4 veterans’ foundations. Hookist will also donate all of the profits from the collaborations, and brand sponsorships will be pursued to allow us to reach audiences on a grand scale and raise as much money as possible.

Logistics: Collaborations happen conveniently online – Summer 2015. Acoustic versions of songs to be released late Summer – early Fall 2015.

Recording: Hookist will donate recording & engineering time as needed to record the songs in its beautiful Manhattan studio.

Video: Hookist & Maddog Films will document the process & provide video footage to artists and media for maximum exposure.

Veterans’ Foundations: Hero Dogs, Fisher House, Salute Military Golf Association, TBD.


Background on HOOKIST:

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Watch this 90-second video
to learn how Hookist empowers artists
& meet the founders on FOX-TV’s Good Day Street Talk!

HOOKIST is the 1st ever collaborative songwriting platform where fans, music lovers and aspiring artists get the ultimate THRILL of writing an original song with their favorite artists. Essentially, we are crowd-sourcing a song, line by line, with a beloved and respected artist judging and refining it.

RESPONSE: Sonic Scoop called Hookist, “A glorious new use of the Web to create art with great musical artists” & fans have literally been sending us thank you notes for building it!

And our engagement metrics are thru the roof at 9.5 minutes per visit!

AUTHENTICITY: Hookist is the only social media platform that enables celebrated artists to engage with their fans in a totally relevant, authentic and meaningful way – while raising money and awareness for the causes closest to their hearts!

VALUE: Hookist enables artists to monetize their fan bases and convert complacent long-time fans into die-hard EVANGELISTS who actually buy music, bring friends to shows and become the most loyal & motivated SUPER FANS.

PROGRESS: While refining the platform under the radar, we’ve written great songs with 3 Grammy nominees, 3 Juno winners, 2 artists who’ve sold over 10 million records, and 1 artist who co-wrote one of Rolling Stone’s “Best Records of All Time.”

Please contact us as soon as possible if you’d like to be a part of this historic event or if you know someone with whom we should talk!

Thanks so much!

Meredith Collins

Charlie Haykel
Don Mischer Productions

Eli Kabillio
Director, Producer
Maddog Films

Jamie Winslow
Co-founder, Salute Military Golf Association
Senior Director, Government Affairs
Sumitomo Corporation

Hookist – n. a writer of great hooks


“A glorious new use of the Web
to create art with great musical artists.”
Sonic Scoop

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