What if we lived in a world without music? Throughout the last 15 years, music programs nationwide have been cut from schools. 

The Music Matters Challenge is a national music challenge that will spotlight the magic of music and bring awareness to the momentous impact of removing music from schools. The Challenge is hosted by Let Music Fill My World, which was set up to ensure that every student in America has access to music education.  Let Music Fill My World’s mission is to help put music teachers back into underserved communities and ensure no children grow up without music.

The winner will participate in selecting a music teacher, with a 3-year salary of up to $300,000, for a school in need. The challenge launches from March 26 through April 30, 2024 (the winner to be awarded in May).

The Challenge asks Americans to create an original rendition of the song “Let Music Fill My World” and share their own story of a music teacher or mentor who changed their lives through the power of music. It will shine a spotlight on the pressing issue of limited resources supporting arts education in schools nationwide.

Help us turn up the music!


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ELIGIBILITY: The Let Music Fill My World Challenge (“Challenge”) is operated by LMFMW. The Challenge is open to individuals who are 13 years of age or older at the time of entry and who are not prohibited or from participating in any element of this Challenge. Employees, contractors, directors and officers of LET MUSIC FILL MY WORLD (collectively, “Sponsors”), or any of their affiliates, distributors, or web design, advertising and promotion agencies of any of the foregoing companies involved in the administration, development, and execution of the Challenge (collectively, “Challenge Parties”), and the immediate family members (i.e. spouse, parent, child, sibling, grandparent, and spouse or “step” of each) of each and those living in the same households of any of the foregoing companies (i.e. persons, whether related or not, who have lived in the same residence for at least three months during the twelve-month period preceding the start date of the Challenge) are not eligible to be selected as a Winning Entry (as defined below) in this Challenge. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW OR OTHERWISE. 

TO ENTER: Challenge entrants (each, an “Entrant”) must sign up for the Challenge at (the “Challenge Website”).  The Challenge Website and websites operated by LMFMW and LMFMW’s affiliates are collectively referred to herein as the “Websites”.  Entrants will then upload audio and video recordings of performances of musical compositions (the “Compositions”) meeting the criteria described in these rules (“Assets”) to (the “Submission Site”) during the period March 26, 2024 and April 30, 2024 (the “Audio Asset Submission Period”). Assets, Compositions and any other materials that you provide to us are collectively referred to herein as “Submission Materials”.  The computer of LMFMW is the official timekeeping device for this Challenge.  Our website utilizes Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) for timekeeping,, according to the National Institute of Standards and Technology, per 

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS. No purchase is necessary to enter the Challenge. By submitting Submission Materials in the Challenge, Entrants hereby warrant and represent that such Submission Material conforms to the Challenge Submission Requirements set forth herein. Entrants agree and acknowledge that no compensation will be paid to them for any reason whatsoever including, but not limited to, entering this Challenge or creating Submission Materials. 

All Submission Materials must be in the following file formats: MP4, MOV, WMV, AVI, AVCHD, FLV, WEBM or HTML5, and Submissions must meet the following requirements (“Submission Requirements”), and failure to abide by the Submission Requirements is grounds for disqualification in LMFMW’s sole discretion: Submission Materials must not contain material which is (or promoting activities which are) harmful, threatening, abusive, disparaging, harassing, vulgar, obscene, hateful, pornographic, or libelous or which has other inappropriate content, or is otherwise objectionable as determined by LMFMW in its sole discretion; Submission Materials shall not defame, misrepresent or contain disparaging remarks about any persons, products or companies; Submission Materials shall not contain materials which are not created entirely by Entrant or which are owned by others (including music “samples”); and Submission Materials shall not be in violation of any law.

BY ENTERING SUBMISSION MATERIALS, ENTRANTS ACKNOWLEDGE THAT SUCH SUBMISSION MATERIALS MAY BE POSTED ON THE WEBSITES, IN LMFMW’S DISCRETION. LMFMW reserves the right to, and may or may not, monitor/screen Submission Materials prior to or after posting them to the Websites. Entrants acknowledge that LMFMW has no obligation to use or post any Submission Materials. By submitting Submission Materials, Entrants warrant and represent that: (a) the Submission Material is Entrant’s original work; (b) the Submission Material has not been previously published except as part of the Assets; (c) the Submission Material has not previously received awards; (d) the Submission Material does not infringe upon the copyrights, trademarks, rights of privacy, publicity or other intellectual property or other rights of any person or entity; (e) Entrant has obtained permission from any person whose name, voice or performance is used in the Submission Material; and (f) exploitation, use, display or performance of the Submission Materials via any form of media, will not infringe the rights of any third parties. Entrants shall indemnify and hold harmless, LMFMW and Challenge Parties from any claims contrary to or in violation of these warranties and representations.

GRANT OF RIGHTS: By entering this Challenge, Entrants grant the license described in the terms of use of

Accordingly, and without limiting the foregoing, each Entrant grants Artist and LMFMW the right to create a compilation of Submission Materials to be sold to consumers. Any and all proceeds will fund the broader LMFMW campaign through “Let Music Fill My World,” an Illinois Not for Profit Corporation.

By entering this Challenge, each Entrant agrees: (i) that Challenge Parties have the right to use the Entrant’s Submission Materials and Entrant’s name and likeness in any and all media in and in connection with promotion, publicity, marketing and advertising for and by Challenge Parties, and in connection with this Challenge or other promotions by Challenge Parties as Challenge Parties see fit without any further notification or compensation to or of the Entrant; (ii) that Challenge Parties shall have no obligation (express or implied) to use any Submission Materials in any manner and Entrants shall not be entitled to any damages or other relief by reason of Challenge Parties use or non-use of Submission Materials; (iii) to be bound by these Challenge Official Rules; (iv) that Entrants may be contacted by Challenge Parties by email regarding this Challenge; and (v) to indemnify and hold Challenge Parties harmless from any and all claims, demands, causes of action and judgments (including attorney’s fees, court costs and expert’s fees) arising out of or relating to any breach by Entrant of the terms and conditions of these Challenge Official Rules, including any representations and warranties made herein. By entering this Challenge, each Entrant agrees to sign and deliver to Challenge Parties such documents as Challenge Parties may reasonably be required to effectuate the rights and obligations granted in these Challenge Official Rules.

SELECTION OF WINNERS: Submission Materials will be posted on the Challenge Website at the conclusion of the Challenge Period.

  All Entrants and Submission Materials will be judged by the Judges (as defined below) on criteria including originality, creativity, concept and musicality, including the Submission Materials’ ability to advance the mission of LMFMW and the Challenge.  The Judges (as defined below) will select the top ten (10) entries by schools or educational institutions (the “School Finalists”) and the top ten (10) entries by individuals, duos or groups (the “Individual Finalists”). If fewer than ten (10) entries are submitted for a particular category, all such entries will be treated as “Finalists”.

Following the selection of the School Finalists and Individual Finalists by the Judges, visitors to the Challenge Website will be allowed to vote for their favorite Submission Materials between May 7, 2024 and May 12, 2024 (“Voting Period”). Limit one vote per person. Any attempt by Entrant and/or his/her family/friends to vote more than once by using multiple accounts and/or any other fraudulent mechanism, as determined by LMFMW in its sole discretion, shall give LMFMW the right to disqualify Entrant in its discretion. In the event of a tie, an additional judging period will take place relating to tied Entrants, such additional judging period to be determined by LMFMW. 

The popular vote will determine one (1) School Finalist and one (1) Individual Finalist to be the “school” and “individual” winners, respectively.

The winning Individual Finalist will receive: (a) a cash prize of Ten Thousand ($10,000) United States Dollars; and (b) the opportunity to participate in selecting a music teacher for an under-resourced school to receive a salary of up to $300,000 for three years.

The winning School Finalist will receive: (a) a grant to the school – or approved school system foundation – with which the winning School Finalist is associated in the amount of Twenty-Five Thousand ($25,000) United States Dollars; and (b) the opportunity to appear on national television on the GMA3 program to perform the winning entry, inclusive of travel and accommodations for the winning School Finalist(s) and one (1) legal guardian each.

Approximate combined retail value of all prizes is Forty Five ThousandUnited States Dollars ($45,000 USD). The approximate retail value of the prizes represents Sponsor’s good faith determination. That determination is final and binding and cannot be appealed. If the actual value of the prizes turns out to be less than the stated approximate retail value, the difference will not be awarded in cash.

The Winners will be posted on the Website and notified via email and/or social media accounts provided by the Winners on or about May 14, 2024. Entrants acknowledge that the Challenge Parties shall have no obligations, financial or otherwise, to the winners, except for those explicitly set forth in these Challenge Official Rules. Entrants give the LMFMW the right to transmit the Winners’ personal identifying information to other Challenge Parties for the purposes of facilitating the award of the challenge prizes.  Other prizes may be determined at the discretion of the Judges and the Sponsors and their designated appointees.  Entrants agree that the LMFMW has the sole right to decide all matters and disputes arising from this Challenge and that all decisions of LMFMW and the Sponsors are final and binding.

JUDGES: The judges of the Challenge (the “Judges”) will include John Ondrasik, and Cayley Tullman, as well as other judges to be determined at a later date.

John Ondrasik is professionally known as “Five For Fighting”.  In the two decades since Five for Fighting’s first major single, “Superman (It’s Not Easy),” hit the stratosphere, Five For Fighting (aka John Ondrasik), has released six studio LPs, including the platinum-certified “America Town” and “The Battle for Everything;” and the top-10 charting “Two Lights,” along with an EP and live albums. A post 9-11 anthem, Ondrasik performed “Superman (It’s Not Easy),” at the 2001 Concert for New York, a benefit show at Madison Square Garden that honored first responders and the fallen about a month after the tragic September 11th attacks. Ondrasik has penned major hits, including the chart-topping “100 Years,” “The Riddle,” “Chances,” “World,” and “Easy Tonight,” which have earned tens of millions of streams and placed him as a top-10 Hot Adult Contemporary artist for the 2000s. The reflective “100 Years” has joined “Superman (It’s Not Easy)” as part of the American Songbook and continues to stand the test of time. Five For Fighting’s music has also been featured in more than 350 films, television shows, and commercials, including the Oscar-winning “The Blind Side,” “Hawaii Five-O,” “The Sopranos,” and the CBS drama, “Code Black.” For more information visit:

Cayley Tullman is the President of the Tullman Family Office, including its operational philanthropic arm Tullman Community Ventures (TCV).  TCV’s mission is to realize the potential of all Americans through targeted investments in philanthropic causes and community ventures that help people live healthier and more prosperous lives and enable businesses to focus more on social impact. We look for opportunities to promote personal growth and economic mobility to create a more equitable society. For more information visit: /

GENERAL TERMS: Entrants and Winning Entries are solely responsible for the payment of any taxes on any respective prizes. No cash equivalent or substitution of any prize is offered, except at the sole discretion of the LMFMW. Prizes are non-transferable, and non-refundable. Prior to the posting or other announcement, any potential Winning Entries will be notified by phone and/or e-mail and each Winning Entry will be required to complete, sign and return an Affidavit of Eligibility and Liability/Publicity Release as a condition of being declared the Winner, the Runner-Up or an Popular Vote Winner as applicable. Each Winning Entry will also be required to send a copy of his/her passport, driver’s license, birth certificate or other official legal or government document, as proof of age and residency. In the event that a Winning Entry is a minor (under the age of 18), then the parents or legal guardian of such minor Winning Entry will be required to sign and return the Affidavit of Eligibility and Liability/Publicity Release as a condition of such minor Winning Entry being declared a Winning Entry. If a Winning Entry cannot be contacted within five (5) calendar days of first notification attempt; or if the prize notification is returned as undeliverable; or if a Winning Entry rejects his/her prize; or, in the event of noncompliance by a Winning Entry with these Challenge Official Rules; or if the Affidavit of Eligibility and Publicity/Liability Release is not properly executed, then that Winning Entry shall be disqualified as a Winner, Runner-Up or Popular Vote Winner, as applicable, and shall forfeit the applicable prize(s); in addition, an alternative Entrant may be selected as determined by the LMFMW and the Challenge Parties from all remaining eligible Entrants to replace the disqualified Winning Entry. If a prize, or any portion thereof, cannot be awarded for any reason, such prize will be forfeited. By participating in the Challenge, Entrants release LMFMW, Sponsors, Artist and Challenge Parties from any and all claims, damages or liabilities arising from or relating to such Entrant’s participation in the Challenge, and agree to resolve any dispute individually, without resort to any class action. By accepting a prize in the Challenge, the Winner, the Runner-Up and each Popular Vote Winner agree that the LMFMW, the Artist and Challenge Parties shall not be liable for any loss or injury resulting from participation in the Challenge, acceptance or use of any prize, or any travel related thereto. Each Winner, Runner-Up and Popular Vote Winner grants permission to LMFMW and those acting under its authority to use his/her name, photograph, voice and/or likeness, for advertising and/or publicity purposes, as well as the Submission in any and all media now known or hereinafter invented without territorial or time limitations and without compensation. If for any reason the Challenge is not capable of running as planned, including infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes which corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of the Challenge, LMFMW reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to cancel, modify or terminate the Challenge. This Challenge is governed by the laws of the state of New York, U.S.A. By entering, Entrants consent to the jurisdiction and venue of the federal, state and local courts located in New York, New York, U.S.A. for the resolution of any disputes.

Sponsors reserves the right, in their sole discretion, to substitute a comparable prize of like or greater value for any prize, or to pay any Winner, Runner-Up or Popular Vote Winner a cash equivalent (the value of which shall be determined by Sponsors in their sole discretion), for any reason.

LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY AND RELEASE: No liability or responsibility is assumed by LMFMW, Sponsors, Artist or Challenge Parties resulting from Entrants’ participation in or attempt to participate in the Challenge or downloading any information in connection with participating in the Challenge. No responsibility or liability is assumed by the LMFMW, Sponsors, Artist or Challenge Parties for technical problems or technical malfunction which may affect the operation of the Challenge, including but not limited to any of the following occurrences: hardware or software errors; faulty computer, telephone, cable, satellite, network, electronic, wireless or Internet connectivity or other online communication problems; errors or limitations of any Internet service providers, servers, hosts or providers; garbled, jumbled or faulty data transmissions; failure of any e-mail transmissions to be sent to or received; lost, late, delayed or intercepted e-mail transmissions; inaccessibility of the Websites, in whole or in part for any reason; traffic congestions on the Internet or the Websites; unauthorized human or non-human intervention of the operation of the Challenge, including without limitation, unauthorized tampering, hacking, theft, virus, bugs, worms; or destruction of any aspect of the Challenge, or loss, miscount, misdirection, inaccessibility or unavailability of an account used in connection with the Challenge. LMFMW and Sponsors are not responsible for any typographical errors in the announcement of prizes or these Challenge Official Rules, or any inaccurate or incorrect data contained on the Websites. Use of the Websites is at Entrant’s own risk. LMFMW and the Challenge Parties are not responsible for any personal injury to Entrant or property damage or losses of any kind which may be sustained to Entrant’s or any other person’s computer equipment resulting from participation in the Challenge, use of the Websites or the download of the Assets or any information from the Websites. LMFMW and Sponsors are not responsible for any attempt by an Entrant or other individual to deliberately damage or undermine the legitimate operation of this Challenge, including but not limited to any fraudulent claims, which may be a violation of criminal and civil laws. Should such an attempt be made, LMFMW reserves the right to seek remedies and damages from any such individual, to the fullest extent permitted by law, including criminal prosecution. LMFMW’s and Sponsors’ failure to enforce any term of these Challenge Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision. Entrants engaging in any of the foregoing activities may be disqualified in LMFMW’s sole discretion.

WINNERS LIST: For the names of Winning Entries see after May 14, 2024.

OPERATOR: Let Music Fill My World