Billy Burke Partners with VH1’s Save the Music Foundation

Billy Burke and VH1 Behind the Music-Actor/Musician donates a portion of his album sales to create awareness towards music education.

Los Angeles, CA. – Actor/Musician Billy Burke – most known for his roles in the “Twilight Saga”, “Along Came a Spider”, and “Fracture” – is thrilled to announce his newest role: a partner in the VH1 Save the Music Foundation. Inspired by Save the Music’s dedication to providing every child access to a complete education that includes music, Billy Burke will be donating a percentage of the proceeds from his newly released debut album “Removed.”

“Art (in any form) is really just a quest for some sort of remedy for that ‘lack of understanding’ and like it or not, our lives are constantly influenced by the product of that quest and the people who set out on it. I’m pretty sure I didn’t recognize this philosophy when I was a kid but I definitely wanted to be one of THOSE people and I myself couldn’t understand those who didn’t.”

Billy Burke – with his intensity and passion – is taking action now, by combining efforts with the Save the Music Foundation, to provide children across the country with an opportunity to be one of “those people” who influence the lives of millions through music. Billy believes strongly in the importance of the Save the Music Foundation and is excited to take part in helping to jump start instrumental musical education in public schools.

The Save the Music Foundation is a non-profit organization that aims to restore instrumental music education in America’s public schools and bring awareness to the importance of music as a part of every child’s complete education. For over a decade the STM Foundation has served as an essential voice for the importance of musical education, impacting the lives of 1.4 million public school students at 1,700 schools in 100 cities nationwide. To date, STMF has donated $45 million worth of musical instruments, providing people with the tools necessary to Be Proactive (Not Reactive) to ensure that all children have the opportunity to expand their minds and imagine endless possibilities through a musical education.

In purchasing Billy Burke’s album “Removed” you too can be a part of the musical education revolution, helping to develop a new generation of creators and innovators. To order “Removed” and support Billy in his efforts to Save the Music, please click here. For more information on the Save the Music Foundation or to make a donation please visit

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Katherine January 26, 2014 at 4:13 am

Hi Billy, what a great cause! music is a universal language – and reading through comments on your website just shows how many people around the world you are reaching who may use different words but that understand your meaning – well done! I haven’t seen all the Twilight movies but am completely hooked on Revolution – can’t wait for the next episode to reach us in Oz, was great to see the version of ‘Alabama’ in Spanish in series 2 – I wonder which of the writer’s wanted that in? Good song and probably one of those that will last. as a musician (woodwind, voice and am learning to play the harp) and visual artist I know how important the ability to express myself and to share my ideas and passions through my music and pictures is to me – I couldn’t imagine living without them. Whatever we make our future to be (and whether we have electricity or not) we will need artists and musicians so congratulations again on your work in supporting children – ps Pollyanna Rose is a good song, I really enjoyed the video, all the best, Kath


Sarah J. Peterston August 28, 2010 at 11:50 pm

The Friends of Mother Dot
The Friends of Mother Dot

August 28, 2010

Dear Billy Burke,
We are a small group of people who have come together, in love, to assist a very dear friend who is going through an extremely rough period in her life. Her name is Mrs. Dorothy Davis and she resides in Dickson, TN. A very small town, that is located, roughly, about 30 miles outside of Nashville, TN.
We are reaching out to Billy Burke, in a desperate plea, to help this wonderful woman. Her one wish is to see her precious grand son, Joshua, in Ft. Lauderdale, FL, before one of them is called Home, to be with our Heavenly Father.
Mrs. Davis is critically ill. Her latest batteries of medical tests show that she is having Transient Ischemic Attacks. Compounded with a myriad of other health issues, including cardiac problems; her outlook isn’t very good. She lives on a fixed income, hasn’t owned any type of private transportation in over two years and is now in danger of losing her home. Little Joshua is 26 months old. He was born with Cerebral Palsy, Epilepsy, severe brain damage and blindness. He has endured several surgeries. The latest being abdominal surgery to insert a feeding tube. This surgery failed and he was basically sent home to die. The state of Florida has since cut off his Medicaid, making his family solely responsible for his medical costs and care. Subsequently, his physical therapy has been cut to only 3 days per week and his nursing care has been reduced to only 12 hours a day. Joshua is now suffering from Muscular Atrophy. This precious child cannot sit, stand nor walk without assistance and without the needed PT; he never will.
If you and or your organization, can find it in your heart(s) to help us, help her and this precious child, before it is too late; then please, go to our website to make a donation. Even a dollar is appreciated. Absolutely nothing is too small or too large. We need air transport, there and back, transportation for her to get around, and funding for basic necessities of living for her. She has housing available to her in the form of friends.
The Friends of Mother Dot are all parents and some of us are grandparents. We have tried to put ourselves in Mrs. Davis’ shoes and just cannot fathom the anguish that this lady is feeling. Her burning desire to see her grandson is even more important to her than having a place to live, food to eat or the ability to pay house hold bills.

Please, please help us in this effort. If there are any questions, please go to the website:

or you may contact the Co-Directors at the following:

Mrs. Sarah J. Peterston Mrs. Patricia Boggs
Email: Email:
Telephone: 318-868-6004 Telephone: 304-462-5822

We sincerely thank you for your time and consideration.
With Warm Regards,
A Friend of Mother Dot,
Sarah J. Peterston


femroc July 1, 2010 at 2:20 am

As a music teacher – I’ve been really glad VH1 has the Save the Music campaign and now especially glad Billy is helping out too. Thanks so much – music education is so important – Society has to have a way to express itself – without the arts, violence is the other outlet………I prefer the arts.


Barbara June 29, 2010 at 8:36 pm

This is awesome… just what I’d expect from Billy, he has a good heart. Much success with the album sales.



Paula Perez June 29, 2010 at 1:43 am

Es importante que la gente logre reconocer el poder que tiene la música como medio para abrir la mente de las personas, como forma de terapia, ademas de ser un excelente bálsamo para el alma. La música nos acompaña y reconforta desde el principio de los tiempos.
Gracias por luchar para que este mundo sea mejor
It is important that people to recognize the power of music to open people’s minds and a form of therapy, besides being an excellent balm for the soul. The music accompanies us and comfort from the beginning of time.
Thank you for fighting for this world a better place to live


Caitlin June 29, 2010 at 1:29 am

You go Glenn Coco!


Audra June 29, 2010 at 1:28 am

That’s awesome!


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