~Voting Innovation for Music lovers around the Nation~
HeadCount started out as nothing more than an idea in 2004 by Andy Bernstein and Marc Brownstein of Disco Biscuits. Through sheer grit, determination and a little bit of luck, it quickly grew into a full-fledged movement with volunteer teams in over 70 cities across the country in less than 12 months. They have a keen ability to ignite motivation in millennials and all around music lovers to vote; the great thing is that you can register on the spot at the concerts they attend.
HeadCount is a non-partisan organization that works with musicians to promote participation in democracy (aka the Representative Oligarchy that we live in). They have registered over 300,000 voters since 2004, and built a huge volunteer network that registers voters at as many as as 1,000 concerts a year. You’ll find HC at more live music events than any non-profit in the world. They have produced themed concerts, network TV public service announcements, and award-winning digital media campaigns starring the likes of Jay-Z, Dave Matthews, Pearl Jam and members of The Grateful Dead. A list of HC’s most popular projects can be found here.
HeadCount is a giant team effort between musicians, concert promoters, and volunteers. They have street teams in most major cities, and affiliations with about 100 touring musicians including Dave Matthews Band, JAY-Z, Wilco, Phish, and The Black Keys, just to name a few. Whenever they play a concert in a major city, the street teams are there registering voters. All over the country, almost every night of the week, our volunteers are at live music events registering voters and rallying other music fans to take control of our democracy. They also work directly with many festivals, concert venues and partners to help extend our reach. A new initiative is running “Participation Row” social action villages or managing philanthropic programs that help music fans give back to their surrounding communities.
You can go a step further and take on leadership roles and their volunteers consistently get noticed for their outstanding work ethic and abilities. More than a dozen have landed full-time jobs with some of their partners and all the volunteers get to see lots of shows while shaing a love of music and democracy. Visit the volunteer page or opportunities page if you’d like to join the team!
Follow this link to register to vote: