Music Industry News Network [02-19-2013]
Teen Spreads Hope For Bullied Kids Around The World
Kendallville, IN – February 19, 2013
Spencer Kane, a 16-year-old singer and actor from Kendallville, IN, whose star is quickly rising, has become the newest spokesperson for PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center.
After being bullied himself as a young teen, Spencer has released a new EP titled “One of The Kind” which features a track of the same title. The song has quickly made an impact with kids in the U.S. and abroad because it suggests a positive way to prevent bullying – by being KIND. The official music video had nearly 100,000 views in the first 10 days on Spencer’s official Youtube channel. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2YtA4QIhPr0) The song has generated hundreds of emails and messages of support and was a key reason for PACER to formalize the relationship with Spencer as spokesperson.
“Our goal is to change the culture so that bullying is no longer considered acceptable in our society,” said Julie Hertzog, director of PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center. “One very effective way to reach kids is through the influence of young, popular performers like Spencer whose opinions really matter to teens. He is a great role model and we’re thrilled to have him as a spokesperson.”
Spencer talks with fans all over the world about the importance of KINDNESS toward those around you and how something as simple as a brief conversation with someone can make a huge impact. He takes the message of Being One of The Kind to each live performance and is partnering with schools to share the message with students during school appearances.
“I know how many times it really hurt when people I thought were my friends would make fun of me, spread rumors, or even threaten to harm me,” said Spencer. “I wrote this song because I know how important it is to have someone to talk to when you’re being bullied or going through a tough time.”
Every year 13 million kids in America are bullied. PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center unites, engages, and educates communities nationwide to prevent bullying through the use of creative, interactive resources. It has three helpful websites that offer a wide variety of free resources teachers, students, and families can use to address bullying in schools, the community and online:
• KidsAgainstBullying.org is for elementary school children
• TeensAgainstBullying.org is for middle school and high school students.
• PACER.org/bullying is for parents, educators, and other concerned adults.
ABOUT SPENCER KANE
Spencer Kane (www.spencerkanemusic.com) has been writing and performing music publicly since 2010. His debut single “Best Friends” was released in May 2011 and he has since released 10 other original songs. He has been nominated for back to back Indie Pop Artist of the Year awards (AI Music Awards - Los Angeles, CA - 2012 & 2013). He recently joined the cast of the TV sitcom iShine Knect which debuts its Season 4 in March 2013 on the TBN Network. He also began touring several cities with iShine Live on February 15, 2013 and will be continuing to perform the rest of 2013 at various venues throughout the United States.
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