In the spirit of solidarity I proudly share that music artists unite for a major common cause once more. This time it is for the worthy cause of Occupy and Occupy Wall Street. Some legendary names in music and art are voicing their support for the Occupy movement, with a music compilation record called Occupy This Album.
The environmentally-friendly digital release will feature David Crosby, Graham Nash, Jackson Browne, Devo, Third Eye Blind, Ya Lo Tengo, Lloyd Cole, Pete Seeger, The Guthrie Family, Toots and the Maytals, and filmmaker/activist Michael Moore, the producers said in a press release. Michael Moore singing, this is a first 😉
The album was inspired by the Occupy Wall Street movement and will “provide an anthem and rallying cry for the protesters involved in the uprising,” producers say.
Producers of the album say all the proceeds will benefit the Occupy movement. 50% of the proceeds will be donated to the Occupy Wall Street General Fund. The other half of money generated will be distributed evenly among the major occupations across the country, according to Jason Samel of Music for Occupy, who is producing the album. They hope to raise anywhere from $1-3 million dollars with this recording.
I plan to buy a copy and I hope you will too!!!
“The Occupation movement is really the voice of the people, it’s an idea that’s been a long time coming. I fully support their non-violent protests against a system that is carefully crafted in favor of the rich one percent,” Nash is quoted as saying.
- Occupy Wall Street plans benefit album for itself (seattlepi.com)