I'm donating 100% of my first month's sales and streaming proceeds to charity.
For me, the past few months have been a time of listening and a time of reflection. Hearing the stories of the struggles people are currently facing, and looking back at how we got here, it's clear that the systems created in the past have favoured some groups while holding others down. While today's movements are just the tip of the iceberg of exposing not only racial inequalities, but also those of wealth, I have great hope we are seeing the spark needed to ignite the raging fire required to begin rebuilding. Rebuilding in a way that treats all humans with the dignity and respect we deserve, while providing everyone with the same opportunities.
While my music doesn't specifically focus on injustices, raising awareness or providing political commentary, I can use it to effect a positive change in my own small ways. Recognizing the opportunities provided to me through good people being selfless, my benefit from the generosity, charity, support and encouragement from my communities have shaped who I am as a person. A person who finds themselves in a unique position, a person interested in helping provide some of the opportunities I've been afforded, to others.
I'm pledging 100% of all sales and streaming proceeds generated by my new album, "Company Store", for a month following its Aug. 28th, 2020 release, to the following organizations:
I believe music and the arts have the power to heal. To inspire. To bring us closer together. I believe these organizations represent a broad cross section of that kind of positivity being fostered in our communities.
Now, to be real here - album sales are not at all what they used to be and streaming isn't exactly lucrative as a new artist with a relatively small audience. To make the biggest impact we can, I need your help.
I ask that you add a song to a playlist for this month, or to purchase a song you enjoy, or most importantly - to share this message. As with so many aspects of my successes, I've been able to achieve what I have through the support and encouragement of others, and I'm hopeful the same will happen here.
I have chosen not to spend any money on social media advertising, and will be relying on organic reach to spread this message. This reach is amplified when you like, comment and share. The donation is amplified when you purchase or listen.
Please join me in my effort to effect positive change.