HeadCount is a non-partisan organization that works with musicians to promote participation in democracy.
We stage voter registration drives at concerts and run programs that translate the power of music into real action. By reaching young people and music fans where they already are – at concerts and online – we make civic participation easy and fun.
We’ve 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 us at more live music events than any non-profit in the world. But it doesn’t end there. We’ve 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.
Recent Grantee News
JazzMasters Workshop (2007 Jerry Garcia Award) $10,000 Allen Toussaint (2007 Ralph J. Gleason Award) $10,000 Hearts of Gold $5,000 Nextcourse $3,500 Rhythmix Cultural Works $3,000 Seeing Peace – Richard Kamler, Artist $2,500 Family of Woodstock $774 HeadCount $5,000 KindTree Productions $3,600 Morgantown High School Music Department $1656 Plumas County Save our Schools Program (SOS) $2,689 University High School Music Department $1,657 Ali Akbar College of […]
HeadCount Gets Out the Vote: Nonpartisan group goes where the audience is to register 100,000 young voters this year.
“Our goal is to transform culture in America. We want to use the power of music to make the world a better place. It sounds really cheesy, but it’s true. That’s what we want to do.” – Andy Bernstein