Music to our ears...
September 3, 2005 2:08 AM   Subscribe

Music to our ears......or at least, music from a bunch of people who give a damn. A boatload of musical artists at decided to give 100% of their profits to the Red Cross to help victims of Katrina.
posted by BoringPostcards (8 comments total)
Somewhat relatedly, Audio Lunchbox "will be donating 10% of all sales indefinitely to the victims of hurricane Katrina." Via the Red Cross, apparently.

And that CDBaby page seems to be down right now.
posted by mumble at 3:18 AM on September 3, 2005

"Lost connection to MySQL server during query"
[Dare I wonder how many Katrina related posts we've had? Umm...aren't there (going to be) a LOT of sites/endeavours/bands/people/shops etc etc etc who are/will be donating. Why should one be favoured with publicity over another - yeah yeah, maybe this is MeTa material but.... I only mention it because well, perhaps advice about such good causes ought to be folded into a single post. Maybe you could ask Jessamyn/Matt to reword this FPP so as to invite everyone to add all their known worthy events &c? - that is, unless this post gets yanked because the URL is dead.]
posted by peacay at 3:31 AM on September 3, 2005

My experience with CDBaby artists are that they are pretty music-centered and dedicated to making cool, thoughful music. It doesn't surprise me that they'd do something like this. Good for them. Now go and buy some of their music.
posted by Jazznoisehere at 5:00 AM on September 3, 2005

CD Baby is wonderful to deal with and they're very helpful. I worked with Jimi M'baye get his album in CD baby and they've helped every step of the way. They're always trying to maximize the sales & profits for their artists.
posted by mike3k at 8:02 AM on September 3, 2005

Listen, I'm all for helping the people of New Orleans, but fundraising seems like a waste of time and energy. The Congress found 200 billion dollars to spend in Iraq, surely similar amonts of public money can be made available to help our fellow citizens.

The problem is not a lack of money: it is a lack of leadership.
posted by three blind mice at 8:09 AM on September 3, 2005

They've got some really cool records, too; if I had any to sell, I'd want to go through them. I've bought quite a few from them anyway, so yeah -- this is cool, thanks!
posted by Rev. Syung Myung Me at 12:23 PM on September 3, 2005

I've added my band's album (on sale at CDBaby) to the list. All profits will go to the Red Cross. I'm also making separate cash donations, but this way someone else who donates can get a CD as a reward.

This is the first time I've ever seen the web site down at CDBaby. I hope they have it up again soon.
posted by tdismukes at 2:23 PM on September 3, 2005

The website is back up. At a rough count, it looks like there are around 7500 albums on the list to date, and I'm sure that more will be added soon.

CDBaby is a great place to find all kinds of cool music anyway. Now's a good time to do some good while expanding your musical horizons.
posted by tdismukes at 5:00 PM on September 3, 2005

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