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Kicking off their new partnership with CauseBeats, Mindless Behavior spent time at The Boys & Girls Club of Metro Denver a community service project, where they planted fruits and veggies in the garden, then had the chance to hang out with some of the great members from the club to teach them part of their “My Girl” dance!

Mindless Behavior believes that giving back to the community is super important and wants to get all their fans involved too!

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As a part of their new partnership with CauseBeats and The Boys and Girls Clubs of America, Mindless Behavior kicked off their cause campaign in Denver, Colorado.

With their focus of giving back to the community, Mindless Behavior worked all day with The Boys & Girls Club of Metro Denver doing a service project and then made an appearance at the Colorado Rockies Game to sing “God Bless America” during the 7th Inning Stretch of the Game.

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Mindless Behavior performed at Saturday’s Denver Day of Rock to help raise money for Concerts For Kids.

Denver Day of Rock is a one-of-a-kind music event presented by Concerts For Kids to raise awareness of the children in the Denver community. This event features five stages of live music throughout downtown Denver on Saturday, May 28, 2011. 

In just 6 years Concerts For Kids has distributed over $1.25 million in monetary and in-kind donations to beneficiaries. Today Concerts For Kids helps support more than 40 child-focused health and education organizations annually through it’s multiple fundraising events and community service projects. 

CauseBeats Launches Online Video Dance Competition, With Mindless Behavior and Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Denver

CauseBeats Kicks Off First National Campaign, “Just Dance, Just Give” With Boys & Girls Clubs of America and Mindless Behavior on June 15th

Denver, CO – (June 15, 2011)CauseBeats, a Denver-based not-for-profit organization that develops and manages cause campaigns for popular recording artists, announced today the official launch of its first national campaign with MTV “Artist to Look Out For” Mindless Behavior, and Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Denver, called “Just Dance, Just Give.”

The “Just Dance, Just Give” campaign is an online dance contest in search of Denver’s “ Ultimate Mindless Dancer.” Open to Boys & Girls Clubs members in Denver ages 13-18, the contest encourages youth to get involved in community service projects with the Boys & Girls Clubs in Metro Denver while showcasing their dance skills.

The contest launches on June 15th and runs through July 28th. Kids have the opportunity to select their favorite Mindless Behavior song, videotape themselves performing a choreographed routine and then submit their entry online by July 8th. On July 11th, the public will have access to view the videos and vote online for their favorite dancer. Ten finalists will be selected on July 27th by the public and the Ultimate Mindless Dancer will be selected by Mindless Behavior on July 28th.

Mindless Behavior is thrilled to launch this dance contest in partnership with CauseBeats and the Boys & Girls Clubs,” said Kenneth Crear, CEO of Management Group International and manager of Mindless Behavior. “In late May, we kicked off the contest in Denver with a service project where the boys were able to work side by side with Denver Boys & Girls Clubs members. They wrapped up the day with a mini dance clinic where the kids from the club learned how to do the hook. They had a great time and we hope that enthusiasm will extend into the competition. There are some great dancers out there and we can’t wait to see the videos!”

The competition begins on June 15th at the Boys & Girls Club of Metro Denver and rolls out nationally to the top ten Boys & Girls Clubs locations in cities along the Mindless Behavior tour this fall.  Club members and local youth can participate by visiting www.causebeats.org.

About CauseBeats
CauseBeats is a nonprofit organization that connects popular recording artists, fans and causes with a mission to fundamentally change the face of philanthropy in the music industry. CauseBeats engages fans in cause-related crowdsourcing campaigns and contests as well as fundraising and volunteering through text-to-donate and text-to-pledge programs to enable artists and fans to make a difference for charities across the country.
More contest and tour details are available at www.causebeats.org.


About Mindless Behavior
Mindless Behavior is a dynamic group comprised of four spirited 13 year old boys – Prodigy, Roc Royal, Ray Ray and Princeton – who boast an insane, sleek and futuristic fashion style, epic dance moves, and global-ready pop songs. They are rapidly gaining popularity with over ten million views on YouTube/VEVO of their videos for “My Girl” and the “My Girl” remix. The group’s hotline has also registered over 200,000 members, with fans making an average of 13,000 calls/text to the line each day! They will be hitting the road this July headlining the BET Tour with Tyga, Lil Twist, Trevante & Jawan Harris.  Mindless Behavior recently released their first ever EP, which is available on iTunes, Amazon.com and wherever music is sold.  The EP features their hit song “My Girl,” the remix featuring Ciara, Tyga & Lil Twist and their second single “Mrs. Right.” The video for the “My Girl” remix reached the top spot on BET’s “106 & Park” countdown and “My Girl” continues to gain spins on Radio Disney, Urban and Rhythmic radio.   Mindless Behavior is currently working on their debut album, due out this Fall on Conjunction/Streamline/Interscope. For more information and tour dates visit: http://www.mindlessbehavior.com/

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CauseBeats is psyched to kick off our first pilot cause campaign this week with up and coming MTV “Artist to Look Out For” and BET NO ID Tour headliner, Mindless Behavior.

Why?

Not only are the boys extremely talented, but we also love their enthusiasm for giving back. On Friday they’ll participate in a service project with 14 kids from the Boys and Girls Club of Metro Denver – planting seeds and transplants in the Owen Branch garden and painting garden murals.

So, here is a big shout out to groups like Mindless Behavior who are inspiring fans and kids to make a difference and here’s to the trend that’s made it cool to give back.

On that note, our hats off to the Top 25 Most Charitable Celebs of all time who use their platform to make the world a better place. (Thanks Radar!)

Mindless Behavior Launches Cause Campaign with Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Denver

  

WHAT: One of the nation’s hottest up and coming boy bands, Mindless Behavior, kicks off its national “Just Dance. Just Give.” cause campaign with a service project on Friday, May 27 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. that will benefit The Boys & Girls Club of Metro Denver. The cause campaign will launch in Denver and roll out to Boys & Girls Clubs nationwide throughout the summer tour, reinforcing Mindless Behavior’s commitment to “giving back” that is focused on volunteerism and the community.

Mindless Behavior will join 14 Boys & Girls Club Torch Club Members and Service Award winners at the Owen Boys & Girls Club to plant fruits and vegetables that will be used by members throughout the growing season so that B&GC kids can practice making healthy snacks and meals.


WHO: Recently named as one of MTV’s “Artists to Look Out For - Mindless Behavior is an up and coming group of four teens who have wowed audiences when opening for the Backstreet Boys (This Is Us 2010) and Justin Bieber (Pop-con 2010) and most recently with Janet Jackson.  Mindless Behavior will promote the Boys & Girls Clubs during their upcoming BET Young Stars/No ID NeededTour as well as launch other community-based projects to encourage youth across America to give back. 


WHAT ELSE: 
CauseBeats is a nonprofit organization that connects bands, fans and causes with a mission to fundamentally change the face of philanthropy in the music industry. CauseBeats unites the collective power of entertainers, fans, mobile giving and social media to provide meaningful opportunities to get involved and make it simple to give back. More contest and tour details available at www.causebeats.org.

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Mindless Behavior's "Just Dance, Just Give" Video Dance Contest Voting Begins Today!

Mindless Behavior’s “Just Dance, Just Give” Video Dance Contest Voting Begins Today! Head to the link listed above to view and vote for your favorite dance videos. You can view and vote up to 5 times per day until July 27th. The winning video will be announced by Mindless Behavior on July 28th! So head over and start your voting!

Not in Denver? Mindless Behavior will be launching the contest in a city near you very soon. Stay tuned for details. But for now, support those who donated and volunteered their time to the Boys and Girls Clubs of Metro Denver in order to participate in this current contest. Watch their videos and vote for who you think deserves to win a MINDLESS PARTY.  Way to go contestants!

CauseBeats Kickoffs First Campaign With Boys & Girls Clubs of America and Mindless Behavior – Recently Named As One Of MTV’s “Artists To Look Out For"  

CauseBeats develops campaigns for artists to leverage the collective power of their fan bases. By engaging fans in crowdsourcing campaigns and contests as well as fundraising or volunteering through text-to-donate and text-to-pledge programs, CauseBeats makes a difference for charities across the country.

CauseBeats was founded by philanthropist Libby Anschutz Brown after she attended a concert where the lead singer asked fans to support a charity. Without a means to give back “in the moment”, Brown realized that there was an opportunity to fill a void for artists and fans who want to make a difference but lack a simple way to engage audiences and make an impact for nonprofit organizations. Brown appointed emerging growth company and community leader Kirsten Hamling as president and the two merged their love of music and nonprofits to form CauseBeats.

 

 “Through a handful of informal conversations with artists, we discovered a pattern – most musicians had a real passion to give back but lacked the resources and expertise to execute impactful cause campaigns,” said CauseBeats Founder and CEO, Libby Brown. “We quickly realized that we could tap into our collective expertise with nonprofits and take those key learnings and apply them to campaigns for artists who wanted to deliver real results for charities.”

 As its first pilot program, CauseBeats signed the boy band Mindless Behavior and paired the group with Boys & Girls Clubs of America launching a campaign called “Just Dance. Just Give”.  The team will officially kick off the partnership on May 27, 2011 with a service project to reinforce a commitment to “giving back” that is focused on volunteerism and the community. Members of Mindless Behavior and 14 participants from the Boys & Girls Club will complete a garden project at the Owen Boys & Girls Club that will include planting fruits and vegetables that will be used by Club members throughout the growing season to practice making healthy snacks and meals.

 “By working with CauseBeats, Mindless Behavior is able to reinforce their support of youth volunteerism with a multi-dimensional cause campaign,” said Kenneth Crear, manager of Mindless Behavior. “This partnership allows us to tap into the power of the Mindless Behavior fan base while simultaneously focusing on what the boys do best – singing and touring.

Mindless Behavior wraps up its weekend of service with a performance at the Denver Day of Rock on Saturday, May 28 before launching the second phase of the pilot program – a nationwide dance competition and crowd-sourced online video contest at Boys & Girls Clubs across the country. 

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Rise Against, Gaga & Katy Perry Say “It Gets Better”
 

Anti-bullying videos are taking center stage on Vevo with the premiere of Rise Against’s new music video, “Make It Stop (September’s Children).” The video is just one of many featured clips from top acts that fight bullying and empower victims to stand up.

Rise Against’s video, filmed at lead singer Tim McIlrath’s former high school, shows LGBT teens being bullied and harassed. It’s a response to the multiple teen suicides this past year and the band’s own fan confessions. While the video starts dark with scenes of abuse, it ends with clips from Dan Savage’s “It Gets Better” Project, which features videos from celebs and everyday people telling LGBT youths that life does get better. The campaign can add Rise Against to its list of partners including Neil Patrick HarrisMLB athletes and President Barack Obama.

“I decided to create the song as a response, and when I discovered the It Gets Better campaign and Dan Savage’s commitment to such an important and concise message, I was moved,” McIlrath said. “I immediately felt that if our song is the road, then the It Gets Better campaign is the destination. I hope the synergy between the two can reach people and make a difference.”

As part of the video’s premiere, Vevo will be posting similarly themed music videos to its various homepages (Vevo.com and mobile apps). These videos include Taylor Swift’s “Mean,” Pink’s “F-cking Perfect,” Eminem’s “No Love,” Katy Perry’s “Firework,” Marsha Ambrosius’s “Far Away” and Lady Gaga’s “Born This Way.”

What do you make of the video and Vevo’s decision to support anti-bullying? Sound off in the comments.