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Songs of Substance
Dear Artists,


the world needs solutions and is ready and willing to listen.
Remember the impact of Woodstock?
We started a new movement „Songs of Substance”!
This is a wakeup call to remind us, the artists, that we have the skills, tools and independence to contribute to make a change.
Imagine playing a five-year old a song with an amazing hip-hop beat and listening to the lyrics of Greta Thunberg rapping her message.
It is time to raise the bar and expand the music content.
Society won´t see any progress if sexism and populist thinking (to name a few) continues to hold commercial value.
Our purpose is to re-educate ourselves and transform what has been accepted as societal norms.
We must take the step to bestow the right values onto future generations.
Consider this for a moment; WE stopped writing „those songs” with powerful and deep messages, WE allowed the entertainment industry to decide what music had commercial value or not.
This statement is not against music for our entertainment, but a reminder that there is much more to evolve and more to discuss when change is needed.

Join us!

The collective Artists launch started on the 10th of December 2019, also recognized as Human Rights Day.
Share this message with those artists wanting to demonstrate courage and to take an active part in this movement.
Without a doubt; whatever you contribute will remain yours!

We are here for your questions, don´t hesitate to contact us (see the formular below).

With our visual logo (SOS) we can connect and let the whole world bear witness with us.

Why are we doing this?

Our goal is to change the music game and to see as many Songs of Substance on the map as possible.
So we challenge you to be part of the revolution. Humans write music.

Always in Music,

Jocelyn B.Smith and the students from the Bachelor program Music Production of the Hochschule der Populären Künste /University of Applied Sciences Berlin Germany.


We are the ones we´re waiting for.

– Native American proverb / June Jordan

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SOS Playlists

When we first started the SOS movement, we came across the idea, to put a playlist together for all participating artists.

What once was an idea, has become reality, come and see the supporters in their best known environment; the music itself.

Click here or the picture on the right to get to the Playlists on Spotify and Youtube.

SOS Talks

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The SOS Talks started in March 2020.

Look out for our great speakers, great people who are going to talk on the topics of SOS.

We are also planning on developing the SOS Talks all over the world.


SOS Festival 2020

The SOS Festival 2020 will happen on the 21st of June 2020.

The whole festival works in cooperation with the Fête de la Musique Berlin and we are excited!

Stay tuned for further information coming up soon!



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How to be a part of the movement?

Here are the steps for participating in our iniciative:

  1. Understand the feeling of the letter above.
  2. Choose one of your songs with a deep message of substance that the world needs to hear.
  3. Contact us for receiving the SOS logo and a text by filling out the formular below.
  4. Put the logo on the cover / video you want to upload and optionally the text in the description.
  5. Upload your chosen Song of Substance on YouTube with the hashtag #SOS19.

We put together a playlist with all contributed songs to collect our joined forces, see here.

In future we will grow and start doing events, practice activism and much more to spread the word around the world!