Speakers Bureau

Music to Life’s Speakers Bureau serves as a bridge, connecting you with our diverse network of talented, one-of-a-kind artist changemakers. These musicians represent multiple genres, generations and geographies, from soulful folk artists with a passion for climate change to multi-instrumentalist hip-hop artists with community programs for educating immigrant youth, to electronic/dance musicians with a commitment to preserving Indigenous cultures, among many others. Their stories and music will add inspiration and humanity to your corporate event, keynote address, symposium, classroom and any other activating or galvanizing experience you are organizing.

Pre-screened for both musical excellence and quality of social engagement, our artists are far more than practicing entertainers - they are a driving force for positive change. They come from all walks of life, with on-the-ground experience across a wide spectrum of community leadership roles and professional backgrounds, making it easy for us to match your needs with the right musician. Artists are available for in person or hybrid/online engagements. Please reference partial list of artists here.

Why Should I Hire a Musician Changemaker for My Event?

Promote values-driven messages

We’ll help you choose an artist whose music & message support the vision/goals of your event.

Push beyond expectations

Our Changemakers are the future of message-driven music - spotlighting these innovative speakers puts you ahead of the game!

Enhance your event's impact

 Let us connect you with artists whose inspirational work will help you leave a lasting impression.

Spark audience exchange

 Our artists speak from the heart & inspire their audiences to do the same.

We can recommend musician changemakers with experience and work that address specific topics, including: climate justice, mental health, and youth empowerment.

Price Range: Fees vary depending upon the type of engagement and experience level of the desired musician; typically artist rates start at $250 per engagement and go as high as $25,000. Most artists have an interest in working with mission-driven organizations and negotiated fees are possible. Music to Life adds an administrative fee of 10% to the final cost of the arrangement.

What’s the Process?
Step 1: Fill out a 5 minute needs/outcomes assessment here: https://forms.gle/h6obZcTDSVTjTGPe7 

Step 2: Receive a list of ‘best fit’ artists to review.
Step 3: Select the top 3 artists you’d like to work with and we’ll take care of all the details: verifying availability, fees, and coordinating the logistics between parties to ensure a successful collaboration.


Reggie Harris
Reggie Harris

“Reggie was the perfect fit to speak with my “Composition Seminar” class (a small group of music majors who are doing a concentration in Songwriting). He shared an inspiring piece of music and then walked us through the process of crafting a song with a strong social message. Reggie has such powerful insight about drawing listeners into your story. There was plenty of Q&A, and students got so much out of their time with him.”

~ Emily Pinkerton, Assistant Professor of Music Industry, The College of Saint Rose; online classroom visit

“We at Music In Common wanted to thank you all for the support that you provided us in recruiting amazing musicians like Julia to perform with us at the Interfaith Lab launch.
The performance was amazing and left a profound impact on all of the event attendees and organizers. We couldn't have done it without you!”

~ Trey Carlisle, Program Coordinator Black Legacy Project & Co-Director at Music In Common; in-person special event

Julia Keefe
Julia Keefe
Amanda Pascali
Amanda Pascali

“WOW. This was the best panel of the bunch. I was amazed at how quickly and candidly Steven, Amanda and Myles shared their mental health struggles and triumphs during this time of forced isolation. What an hour. So important.”

~ Craig Mitchell - DJ & Media Facilitator; online Artists Mental Health Panel

Interested in exploring how our musician changemakers might add value and help activate your event, classroom, panel, or workshop? Please contact our Artist Liaison, Kyra Shaughnessy for more information at artists@musictolife.org.