HOM Teams With Little Kids Rock For Rockin’ The Bay 2013

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Music, more than any other form of art, is capable of connecting people, no matter the boundaries of their location, native language or religion. Transporting you to a certain place via a few chords, some memorable lyrics and a steady beat, music can easily bring together the masses. With that thought in mind, Little Kids Rock have spent over a decade furthering music education and bringing instruments to children all over the world.

In honor of Little Kids Rock’s latest fundraising effort, the 2013 Rockin’ The Bay Benefit, the House of Marley has commissioned some killer artwork via a few pieces of our audio gear. Taking place on November 9 at Facebook’s headquarters in San Francisco, these limited edition audio systems from the House of Marley will only be available at the event’s silent auction and the profits will be directly donated to Little Kids Rock.

The first piece comes from Team Marley member and pro skater Karl Watson who will be painting his own version of our Bag of Rhythm Bluetooth. Our second piece comes from David Flores, an infamous skateboard illustrator, who was has worked for companies like Real, Stereo, Anti-Hero and Spitfire. He’ll be transforming one of our Get Up Stand Up Bluetooth into a unique piece of art.

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Since its inception in 2002, Little Kids Rock has brought music to over 250,000 children by helping to keep music programs alive in underfunded schools. In addition, the organization has helped launch a series of two-day workshops where children get to learn about their favorite style of music and even record their own CDs and videos of their music. In order to keep funding these worthwhile projects, it’s vital that we help contribute to this great cause.

To make your own voice heard and contribute to the next generation of Bob Marleys, join us at the Rockin’ The Bay Benefit and bid on these amazing one-of-a-kind versions of our portable audio gear. Not only will you receive the fantastic work of Karl Watson and David Flores if you win, but you’ll also be helping to make sure that music stays where it belongs.

 

The House of Marley “Doubles The Love” To Raise Money For 1Love & Little Kids Rock

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Throughout this season of giving, the House of Marley has been completely overwhelmed by the droves of fans that have participated in the “Double The Love” campaign. As a part of the House of Marley’s launch on Apple.com, a percentage of the profits is being donated to the Little Kids Rock charity.

Aiming to put instruments in the hands of children and keep music education in schools, Little Kids Rock has long been a favorite cause for the House of Marley and 1Love. By using donations from the “Double The Love” campaign, 1Love and the House of Marley are contributing to a future that sees a new generation of forward-thinking musicians like Bob Marley being bred in classrooms everywhere.

“We are blessed with such a generous community, and we thank everyone for their support of 1Love.org and Little Kids Rock,” said Rohan Marley.

The House of Marley donates 5% of all yearly profits to 1Love, but this additional funding will offer extra support to the important goals that Little Kids Rock works towards. In early October, the House of Marley and 1Love teamed up for the 2012 Right to Rock gala, in support of Little Kids Rock. Through silent auctions and donations, the House of Marley, 1Love and Little Kids Rock raised $800,000 to use towards the betterment of musical education.

While the “Double The Love” campaign may be over, the spirit of giving back is still alive every time you purchase a pair of in-ear headphones, on-ear headphones, over-ear headphones, or a portable audio system from the House of Marley. Thanks to all of our fans for the support. We hope that you find giving back just as rewarding as we do.

The House of Marley, 1Love and Little Kids Rock Help Raise $800,000

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While the stars of the rock ‘n’ roll world shined brightly at the 2012 Right to Rock gala, an event celebrating the ten year anniversary of Little Kids Rock, it was the children who shined the brightest. The event, sponsored by the House of Marley and 1Love, saw children from schools benefited by Little Kids Rock playing in front of a packed Manhattan Center Ballroom, and rocking the house like pros.

Many fans in attendance knew how attendees Elvis Costello, Rage Against The Machine’s Tom Morello and Little Steven Van Zandt could swing an axe, but the smaller performers displayed a musical prowess beyond their years. Proving why musical education is so important for children, the extremely gracious audience was in awe, contributing over $800,000 through live and silent auctions to Little Kids Rock.

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Adding to the night’s festivities, Little Steven was given the Big Man Award, in honor of his tireless work with the Little Kids Rock charity. Named in tribute to his deceased E Street Band-mate Clarence “The Big Man” Clemons, both men have been huge contributors to the Little Kids Rock cause, donating their time, money and musical knowledge. “The kids still love playing music and we still love hearing it,” Van Zandt exclaimed. “The music can’t stop and we won’t let it.”

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The House of Marley, 1Love and event co-chairs Maureen Van Zandt and E Street Band Drummer Max Weinberg brought together a group of Little Steven’s favorite musicians to close out the night with an all-star jam. Ranging from ‘60s artists like Darlene Love and Dion to younger acts like Jesse Malin, the eclectic mix of musicians lit up the stage before Little Steven’s boss Bruce Springsteen hit the stage to team with his old friend on a few songs.

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Photo by Mark Jaworski

With $800,000 in donations, we’re are extremely pleased to see so many people offering their time and hard earned money to benefit musical education in schools. Little Kids Rock has already brought music to more than 85,000 students, and with this large sum of money from the gracious donators at the Right to Rock gala, so many more kids will continue to get the music education they deserve.

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The House of Marley, 1Love and Little Kids Rock Bring Music to Disadvantaged School Children

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With music education waning in the public school system, the House of Marley and 1Love.org have teamed up with Little Kids Rock to bring the instruments back to music classrooms. In celebration of a musical icon who has been working toward the same goal, the House of Marley, 1Love and Little Kids Rock will be presenting Steven Van Zandt with the “Big Man of the Year Award” at this year’s Right to Rock Celebration on October 16.

Past honorees of the Little Kids Rock “Big Man of the Year Award” include Lady Gaga and Steven Van Zandt’s fellow E Street Band member, Clarence Clemmons, who the award was named after following his untimely passing in 2011.

As for this year’s award winner, “Little” Steven Van Zandt has been an avid philanthropist, radio show host and Bruce Springsteen’s right-hand man in the E Street Band for four decades now. His involvement with Little Kids Rock has helped the charity bring free music lessons and instruments to over 100,000 school children from all over the United States.

In addition to honoring Little Steven, the event will also function as a live and silent auction with proceeds going to Little Kids Rock. Offering up incredible collectible items including a custom guitar featuring Bob Marley painted by Mister Cartoon, a guitar signed by Bruce Springsteen & the E-Street Band, a keyboard signed by Lady Gaga, and so much more. The House of Marley, 1Love and Little Kids Rock are hoping to pull some big funds in to help further develop the public school system’s take on music education.

Taking place at the Manhattan Center’s Grand Ballroom on October 16, the House of Marley and 1Love.org sponsored Right to Rock Celebration will also include a rock ‘n’ roll extravaganza featuring Van Zandt’s accomplished music friends. Performers including Elvis Costello, Tom Morello, Dion, Darlene Love and many members of the E Street Band will take to the stage to salute Van Zandt and Little Kids Rock commitment to sharing the power of music with children around the world.

Whether you can or can’t attend the Right to Rock Celebration in person, join the House of Marley and Little Kids Rock in the fight to put music back into our schools. Helping can be as simple as monetary donations, offering up your time or even giving up used music equipment. If you’re in New York on October 16, check out the Right to Rock Celebration and join the House of Marley in honoring one of the most active members of the music education movement: Steven Van Zandt.