As you know by now, Russia has invaded Ukraine. I am not the one to discuss the ins and outs of the conflict for you; other sources have been covering that with great detail since the invasion. The resulting humanitarian crisis has been dire with hundreds of thousands, mostly women and children, fleeing the country to neighboring states like Poland or Hungary. Most men have to stay and fight in some capacity.
There are fundraising efforts being done by music business through various means. An open source spreadsheet has been created with Bandcamps for various Ukrainian labels and artists. Some of them are donating the money received by this to charitable causes.
Russian electronic music label Gost Zvuk has released a 32-track compilation titled STOP THE WAR! with 100% of all proceeds going to humanitarian funds helping those in need..
Ukrainian record label ШЩЦ has released an hour-long fundraiser mix raising awareness and money for Ukrainian soldiers and civilians. The mix includes only Ukrainian artists.
Erica Synths is also fundraising as well with their instruments by donating all of its income, both manufacturing costs and profit, to a charity helping Ukrainians. Donations will be made via the biggest charity agency in Latvia: ziedot.lv and the company will inform the public about the donations made.
This campaign will involve the following instruments: Black Digital Noise, Black Dual EG/LFO, Sequential Switch II & Snazzy FX - Mini Ark, Wow & Flutter, Tracer City.
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London-based protest and music collective, R3 Soundsystem, has announced a a major fundraising event at South London club Venue MOT, across two rooms on March 11. The lineup, which you can see below, includes The Blessed Madonna, Midland, Róisín Murphy, Hot Chip (DJ Set), Dance System, Hannah Holland, and DJ Paulette, among others. Get tickets here.
RA, Secretsundaze and fabric announce ‘Streaming For Ukraine’ with Gilles Peterson, Daniel Avery, Jane Fitz, Fabio & Grooverider and more. It goes from 2pm until 10pm GMT on Thursday March 3rd. You can tune in from 2PM via RA’s website, on Facebook Live and also on Mixcloud Live. The event will benefit will distribute funds evenly between the Red Cross’ Ukraine Crisis Appeal, Choose Love’s Ukraine Crisis Fundraiser, Ukrainian charity Sunflower Of Peace and Black Is Polish. Donate here.
Save our Scene UK is hosting a fundraiser event from 2 to 7pm GMT. It will start outside the BBC Studios in Parliament Square, Regent Street, this Sunday, March 13 and then travel through Central London. Money will be donated to the British Red Cross and UK’s Disaster Emergency Committee raising funds to send overseas. Lineup will be announced on Tuesday.