Last Reminder - Shine Together Album Premiere with Donation...

17th December 2014, 6:52pm

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Last Reminder - Shine Together Album Premiere with Donation Matching:

A new fund-raising initiative is about to launch: Seeds of Kindness: Shine Together! Like our previous iterations of Seeds of Kindness, this fourth one is going to reach out through multiple conventions, pony fandom livestreams, giveaways, and other spectacular events all throughout 2015. This year, we are pleased to kick off this fund-raiser for the Against Malaria Foundation with our fifth charity album: Shine Together.

Shine Together Release Party
Saturday, December 20, 2014, at 6 p.m. EST (11 p.m. UTC)
on events.yoursiblings.org

The album drops on December 20, and we are having a livestream party hosted by Ponyville FM to celebrate! For the limited time of the stream, an anonymous donor has agreed to match all donations up to $1,000, so tune in and donate, and it’ll count double!

The album. Shine Together is the culmination of months of effort on the part of many dedicated fandom musicians. Featuring twenty-two tracks of folk, rock, orchestral, and electronic jams recorded by charity album veterans and new blood alike, Shine Together offers over an hour of uplifting tunes.

We’re offering up this and our previous four albums for any donation at all that you feel appropriate. Because we understand that not everyone is able to donate, the album download will be freely available—a thank you to the fandom for its years of support, and a goodwill gesture to facilitate donations toward the Against Malaria Foundation.

Hear a preview of the album here.

The charity. Half the world’s population is at risk of malaria. In 2012, about 627,000 people died of the disease, the equivalent of four Boeing 747 crashing every day with no survivors. On average, one person dies of malaria every minute. (WHO 2013) This has to stop.

Long-lasting insecticide-treated nets (LLINs) are the most cost-effective means of malaria prevention. They protect physically against mosquitoes and also kill any that try to find gaps or rents in the nets. They also protect against dengue fever, yellow fever, and forms of encephalitis.

The Against Malaria Foundation (AMF) supports local distributors by funding the hundreds of thousands of nets that are needed in LLIN distributions. It stands out because of its strong commitment to transparency and self-evaluation. AMF is one of the most provably effective charities in the world.

All the money donated to Seeds of Kindness goes directly to AMF, who will use it exclusively to buy LLINs. Donations are tax-deductible in the US, Canada, and most of Western Europe. Each donation will be publicly allocated to a specific distribution, and extensive tracking, predistribution, and postdistribution reports will be published online.

For further motivation why you should donate and why you should donate specifically to AMF, here’s a TED talk by Peter Singer and a TEDx talk by Toby Ord, explaining effective altruism.

The newsletter. To always keep you posted of our latest charity campaigns, please visit our website and subscribe to our newsletter in the sidebar. If you’re already subscribed but didn’t get our last announcement of this event, please check your spam folder, mark the newsletter “not spam,” and add us to your contacts to be sure that it won’t get filtered again. Thank you!

Claire and Ian Corlett Join BABScon 2015 Guest List: Beware the...

16th December 2014, 9:27pm

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Claire and Ian Corlett Join BABScon 2015 Guest List:

Beware the power of The Squeak™!

Claire Corlett—Sweetie Belle herself—is going to overwhelm BABSCon 2015 with the power of her weapons-grade adorableness. And as for her daddy, Ian James Corlett…what’s his power level? Over 9000?! There’s no way that can be right!

Claire & Ian Corlett’s multigenerational talent runs the gamut from Claire’s endearing performance as Cutie Mark Crusader Sweetie Belle from My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, My Little Pony: Equestria Girls, and Equestria Girls: Rainbow Rocks to Ian’s classic role as Goku inDragon Ball Z, one of the best-known anime series of all time. And let’s not forget that Ian also voiced Flim-Flam assistant Silver Shill in MLP:FiM ”Leap of Faith,” who helped Applejack earn her Key of Honesty. His other notable roles include Mega Man from the Mega Man franchise, Cheetor from Beast Wars: Transformers, and Coconuts from The Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog among others.

The dynamic Corlett duo joins Tara Strong, Cathy Weseluck, Brian and Bryanna Drummond, Tony Fleecs, Heather Breckel and many more wonderful guests this April at BABSCon. We hope to see you there, so register now!

(Art by AphexAngel)

Conquering malaria is a mighty undertaking. Only together we...

13th December 2014, 5:34pm

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Conquering malaria is a mighty undertaking. Only together we stand a chance!:

The Ponyville FM premiere of our fifth charity album since 2011, Shine Together, marks the launch of our new Seeds of Kindness fund-raiser for 2014 and 2015, which is going to reach out through multiple conventions, pony celebrity livestreams, giveaways, and other spectacular events. All donations go to the Against Malaria Foundation.
 

Shine Together Release Party
SaturdayDecember 20, 2014, at 6 p.m. EST (11 p.m. UTC)
on events.yoursiblings.org


For the limited time of the premiere stream, an anonymous donor has agreed to match all donations up to $1,000, so if you tune in and donate right away, your donation counts double!

The album. Shine Together is the culmination of months of effort on the part of many dedicated fandom musicians. Over an hour of tasty jams recorded by charity album veterans and new blood alike, Shine Together offers over an hour of uplifting tunes.

Bronies for Good is offering up this and its previous four albums for free, facilitating donations toward the Against Malaria Foundation on good will!

The charity. Half the world’s population is at risk of malaria. In 2012, about 627,000 people died of the disease, the equivalent of four Boeing 747 crashing every day with no survivors. On average, one person dies of malaria every minute. (WHO 2013) This has to end.

Long-lasting insecticide-treated nets (LLINs), are the most cost-effective means of malaria prevention. LLINs are mosquito nets, usually bed nets, which not only physically protect against malaria-infected mosquitoes but are also treated with an insecticide that lasts for several years and in that time kills any mosquitoes that may otherwise be able to find possible gaps or tears in the net. At a price of just about $3 each, bed nets are a thoroughly proven, highly effective intervention. Depending on the region they also protect from other diseases transmitted by the same vector species, such as dengue fever, yellow fever, and forms of encephalitis.

The Against Malaria Foundation (AMF), founded in 2004, supports local distributors by funding the hundreds of thousands of nets that are needed in LLIN distributions. It stands out because of its strong commitment to transparency and self-evaluation. AMF is one of the most provably effective charities in the world.

All the money donated to Seeds of Kindness goes directly to AMF, who will use it exclusively to buy LLINs. Donations are tax-deductible in the US, Canada, and most of Western Europe. Each donation will be publicly allocated to a specific program and extensive tracking, predistribution, and postdistribution reports will be published online.

For further motivation why you should donate, and why you should donate specifically to AMF, here a TED talk by Peter Singer, the founder of The Life You Can Save, and aTEDx talk by Toby Ord, the founder of Giving What We Can, explaining effective altruism and the logic behind our choice to support the highly effective work of AMF.

The interview. Our Bronies for Good cofounder Rommel Pants will be interviewed on the topics of the album and our new fund-raising campaign on The Old Grey Marestarting at 11pm EST a few hour after the premiere of Shine Together.

It’s that time of year again: The Top 50 Pony Music...

10th December 2014, 1:58am

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It’s that time of year again:
The Top 50 Pony Music countdown is here again, continuing its annual tradition of bringing the best in pony music right to you.
Last year, we had 564 separate voters cast 10 votes apiece. That’s 5,640 votes! I think we can beat that this year.
Tune in December 31, 2014 from 2pm to 7pm EST (7pm-midnight GMT) as your host, the man they call Toast, counts them down on Ponyville Live! There will also be a charity event; we’ll announce details soon!

We here at Ponyville Live! hope you all have a wonderful holiday...

8th December 2014, 9:18pm

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We here at Ponyville Live! hope you all have a wonderful holiday season:

Thank you all for your support in making us one of the fandom’s top sites for all things pony and thank you especially for being a part of the PVL family. Happy Holidays everyone!

(art by Phoenix)

Update: Mr. Phoenix has made a wallpaper out of the banner because we know how much everyone loves Azura.