TRAILBLAZING ROCK STAR PAT BENATAR LAUNCHES NEW SONG 'SHINE' IN SUPPORT OF WOMEN'S MARCH ON WASHINGTON
Created in support of the Women’s March on Washington, SHINE TOGETHER is a movement that uses the universal language of song to inspire women to support each other and continue to move forward on issues affecting women of all races, ethnicities and backgrounds.
“Even though I can’t be at the Women’s March on Washington in person, I wanted to show my support for everyone marching and the importance of standing up for women’s rights,” said Benatar. “By joining together and lifting each other up, we will show the world that women’s rights must continue to move forward – we’re not going back. The song is not anti- anyone, this is about unity and inclusion, and the incredible power that women wield – especially when we support each other.”
Women’s March Honorary Co-Chair and feminist icon Gloria Steinem stated, “Pat Benatar's 'Shine' helps us to light the path ahead. Like Emma Goldman and Fannie Lou Hamer, she knows there's no revolution without music.”
SHINE is available January 20 at www.ShineTogether.info and via major music platforms including iTunes, Google and Amazon. The song is priced at .69 cents to draw attention to the gender wage gap of women making less cents on the dollar compared to men. All proceeds will go to the B.A. Rudolph Foundation supporting women pursuing careers in public service and government. The website will include an interactive 'Shine Together Chain' where people can send a 'Shine' to the women that inspire them - an acknowledgment of inspiration, support, genius, or generosity from another woman. Each link in the chain will be clickable and viewable by other visitors.
SHINE TOGETHER was concepted by PAT BENATAR, who broke barriers as a female musician and has influenced generations of artists, and TRICIA CLARKE-STONE, Co-Founder & CEO of Narrative_, and a tech, innovation, and marketing leader. The “Shine” song credits go to BENATAR and LINDA PERRY, an activist, artist, and producer, leading the charge to organize and empower women to stand together. Joining them on the production of the song is producer, guitarist, songwriter, NEIL GIRALDO, a lifelong advocate for women’s rights and creator of the Benatar/Giraldo sound.