.- A new Catholic non-profit project called Music Visions aims to promote music artists who have messages of faith, joy and hope to inspire the next generation.
âThe social impact of music video via YouTube and other channels is undeniable and yet sadly todayâs music video culture no longer respects the dignity of the human person,â music video director and Music Visions founder Manuel de TeffÃ© said March 8.
âHundreds of millions of young people spend the most formative years of their lives watching music videos which often promote an openly destructive lifestyle,â he pointed out.
âNo space seems to be left for other artists who, despite their talent, cannot share their music simply for the lack of a well-produced music video. Music Visions would like to change that.â
De TeffÃ© explained that the music video is the most popular internet content âby far.â Sixteen of the top 20 most watched YouTube videos are music videos, with more than four billion viewers.
Music Visions said it is seeking talented artists with unreleased songs, sponsors who understand the cultural challenges, and broadcasters interested in âtaking a chance on something bold and new.â
The organizationâs debut video âBeside Youâ was directed by de TeffÃ© and celebrates âthe joy of motherhoodâ using music by the Italian artist Mario Maneri.
International pro-life organizations are invited to contact Music Visions to learn how the music video can help promote a culture of life.
The international Catholic pastoral charity Aid to the Church in Need is a sponsor of Music Visions, while the Catholic Radio and Television Network is also cooperating with the project.
The Music Visions website is http://www.musicvisions.org.