'N Sync's Justin Timberlake, through his Justin Timberlake Foundation, has teamed
up with the American Music Conference to
promote music education for students in the US. The partnership kicks off June 12
via a special phone appearance on MTV's Total Request Live to encourage viewers
get involved in music education. They will be directed to AMC's
web site, www.amc-music.org, to learn more about the
issue and to sign an online teen petition by June 30 and/or
write their Congressional representatives.
"Everyone knows how important music is to me, but this issue
goes beyond performing and recording," Timberlake says. "This
is about an opportunity that every young person should enjoy,
no matter what career they aspire to. I want to do everything I
can to make sure other people can benefit from music
"Justin is a wonderful spokesman for the cause of music
education," says AMC Executive Director Joe Lamond. "Today's
young people will determine where we stand in the years ahead.
Will music be a core subject, or will it be left behind? When
we talk about the things music can do to enhance one's life,
there's no better example than Justin, and he brings a terrific
outlook to the work we're going to do together."
Foundation is excited to play a role in encouraging people to
become advocates on behalf of this important cause," says
executive director Nina Biggar.
The American Music Conference is dedicated to promoting the
importance of music, music making, and music education to the