Our 4th of July sale starts NOW! Get 20% OFF every item in our store now through Sunday (7/5) @ 11:59pm, automatically applied at checkout. Proceeds from every sale will continue to go towards our COVID-19 Fund to help musicians and music industry workers affected by the pandemic.
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE WINNERS of the 1st ever WorldScout Global Hip Hop Contest! What a thrilling few months of watching and discovering so many incredible musicians. Check out WorldScouts Facebook page to see the list of winners.
We're grateful to have been a part of this contest. THANK YOU to WorldScout and Orbiiit for making us the benefitting charity and for the incredible support of our mission.
One Charity, 5 Sponsors, 5 Industry Judges, 1653 Contestants and a Whole Lotta Voters from 6 Continents...incredible!
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The full lineup for The Ladybug Festival is here!
Keri Hilson, Larkin Poe, Vanessa Carlton, KT Tunstall, Mary Lambert, Kechi Okwuchi (America's Got Talent), Evie Clair (America's Got Talent), Morgan James, Taimane, Lauren Ruth Ward, Asia Sparks, Kalie Shorr, Singing OUT ft. Crys Matthews and Heather Mae, LUANNA, Alicia Goku, Victoria Theodore, The Accidentals, Carsie Blanton, Gina Chavez, Nicole Zell, Eljuri, Lauren Jenkins, Willow Hill, Jessica Latshaw, Victoria Watts, SIRSY, Shannon Arianna, Alisabeth Von Presley, Nya-Jolie, June Divided, Soraia, Joy Ike, Jenny Leigh, Angela Sheik, Akilah Divine, Aubrey Haddard, Hoochi Coochi, Zookie Baby, LULLANAS, Tara Hendricks, Taylor Kelly, Toiné, FRUUT, Maya Belardo, The Upstarters, Lauren Kuhne, Alyssa Garcia, Lefty the Greatest, Eleanor Two
Join us this Monday and Tuesday for this incredible festival! Tickets are still available and benefit Sweet Relief and Downtown Visions (DTV). Click below!
WEEK 10! Join us this Thursday, June 25th, for another installment of Road-less Series live-stream by our friends and #SweetSupporters A2IM and RoadNation!
This week is Justin Trawick, Jessame, Rayne Johnson, Ginny Luke, and Mau Mau Music!
Tip the artists at https://bit.ly/roadnation or Venmo to @roadless
Buy Merch: https://www.roadnation.com/campaigns
All times EASTERN:
7pm ET: Ginny Luke
7:25pm ET: Justin Trawick
7:50pm ET: Jessame
8:15pm ET: MAUMAUMAU
8:40pm ET: Rayne Johnson
Clear some space in your Zoom calendar for the June edition of Pivoting in a Changing Music Industry🎶 Join the discussion on how artists can pivot and optimize their careers with Vanja Primorac of UTA Music Innovation. Click the link below to register!
The event is FREE but The FAM is asking those that attend to donate, if you can, to Sweet Relief and our efforts to help musicians and music industry workers in need
Summer is finally here, and so is our Sweet Summer Collection! Check out these incredible designs from last year, donated by some amazing artists and #SweetSupporters! All proceeds collected from the Sweet Relief Merch Store will continue to be allocated towards our COVID-19 Fund to support musicians and music industry workers being affected by the pandemic.
Today, Juneteenth, from midnight to midnight PDT, and every Juneteenth hereafter, for any purchase you make on Bandcamp, they will be donating 100% of their share of sales to the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, a national organization that has a long history of effectively enacting racial justice and change through litigation, advocacy, and public education. They will also be allocating an additional $30,000 per year to partner with organizations that fight for racial justice and create opportunities for people of color.
Read more and get involved below.
Based on Kim Addonizio’s invented form (the sonnenizio) and born from the ancient art of making mix tapes, Songenizios is a collection of sixteen “sonnets” from Michael Garrigan and Andrew Jones. Each songenizio poem starts with a line from a song (based on playlists they made each other), repeats (in some form) one word from it in the following thirteen lines, and ends in a rhyming couplet. A collaboration between songs and sonnets, poets and musicians, this mixtape chapbook serves as a way to communicate across different mediums during the Covid-19 pandemic. All proceeds from the sale of this chapbook go to helping musicians through the Sweet Relief Musicians Fund.
Michael Garrigan writes and teaches along the banks of the Susquehanna River in Pennsylvania. He is the author of two poetry collections--Robbing the Pillars and the chapbook What I Know [How to Do]. Twitter: @m_garrigan Instagram: @raft_man
Andrew Jones is Asst. Professor of English & Creative Writing at the University of Dubuque in Iowa. He is the author of Liner Notes (coming in Oct. from Kelsay Books) and Moving Like Dim Ghosts. Twitter: @jonesyandrew Instagram: @hopsjones
Poems based on songs by the following artists:
Mount Moriah; Smog; Marie/Lepanto; Cass McCombs; Trampled by Turtles; John Moreland; Woods; Arbouretum; Magnolia Electric Co.; Scott Hirsch; Hiss Golden Messenger; The Dead Tongues; Courtney Barnett; Joan Shelley; Steve Gunn; and Beulah
This Sunday, June 14th: The Sankofa Collective, formerly known as The Bayou Theatre Company, brings you #TheTakeback: Sankofa Collective's Covid-19 Relief Benefit. #TheTakeback will be a live streamed variety fundraiser performance consisting of a diverse lineup of artists both native to Houston and abroad. All participants are providing their artistic talents of acting, song, dance, comedy, poetry, musicianship, cooking tips, home DIY projects and even mental health and wellness advice for those in quarantine.
This event is for all ages and free to the public. Viewers will be able to donate toward Sankofa’s charity fund as they view the benefit concert online in real time. All proceeds go toward direct donations to Covid-19 relief entities such as Houston Food Bank, Education Based Housing, Bey Good, The Boys and Girls Club of Greater Houston and Sweet Relief Musicians Covid Fund.