Brandi Carlile & UN 75th Anniversary

Brandi Carlile & UN 75th Anniversary

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Capturing a modern take on a timeless song to celebrate the United Nations 75th anniversary.

"Peace Through Music will honor the 75th anniversary of the United Nations and serve as a “call for equality, human rights, and an end to discrimination, spotlighting people of African descent and championing the full protection and promotion of human rights for all.” Contributions from partners and all donations will benefit organizations fighting poverty, inequality, and systemic discrimination, such as Playing for Change Foundation, the United Nations Population Fund, Silkroad, and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Foundation.”

Times They Are a-Changin' teaser | Brandi Carlile w/ Mike McCready (Pearl Jam)

“The 40-second clip captures the beginning of the performance, with Carlile singing lead on the song’s first verse. The accompaniment is sparse, although McCready and the other musicians on stage appear set to join in just as the clip ends.”


  • Playing for Change brought Punch Drunk on board to produce, capture, and edit this live performance by Brandi Carlile & Mike McCready
  • Multi-camera aquisition with hybrid UHD/HD workflow: this provides the best of both worlds in terms of high-quality footage for post-production + easily deployable switching and monitoring on-site
  • Post-production performed following the live line cut to add polish, B-Roll, and the final audio mix
  • Songs were captured live at the Moore Theatre in downtown Seattle
  • Lighting design by R90 Lighting
  • This was produced in 2020, before COVID-19 vaccines were available. In order to create a safe environment for the artists and crew, we created an exhaustive safety protocol involving multiple layers of testing, PPE, and on-set santization.

"Written more than 50 years ago, the Bob Dylan classic “The Times They Are A-Changin'” is as relevant today as it was then. We invite you to enjoy this touching rendition performed by Brandi Carlile along with Mike McCready (Pearl Jam) from our recent event, celebrating the 75th anniversary of the UN, Peace Through Music.

Additional Press Coverage

This song was broadcast on December 1, 2020, as part of a global virtual event for the United Nations. The event featured performances from some of the world’s most iconic artists, including: Aloe Blacc, Angélique Kidjo, Annie Lennox, Becky G, Brandi Carlile with Mike McCready of Pearl Jam, Carlos Santana and Cindy Blackman Santana, Gabi Melim, Gary Clark Jr., Jack Johnson, Jim James, Keb’ Mo’, Mavis Staples, Nathaniel Rateliff, Peter Gabriel, Rhiannon Giddens, Ringo Starr, Robbie Robertson, Robert Randolph, Run The Jewels with Josh Homme, Sheila E., Skip Marley and Cedella Marley, The War and Treaty, Yo-Yo Ma and many more. Special appearances include Billie Eilish, Ellie Goulding, Killer Mike, Megan Rapinoe and Sue Bird, Norman Lear, Prince Ea and Sara Bareilles.

The Times They Are A-Changin' | Brandi Carlile w/Mike McCready (Pearl Jam) | Playing For Change (full song)