July 4th sale is now live!
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.
THANK YOU to worldscout and orbiiit
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!
Scammers may use the COVID-19 pandemic as an opportunity to steal your identity and commit Medicare fraud. In some cases, they might tell you they'll send a Coronavirus test, masks, or other items in exchange for your Medicare Number or personal information.
Visit Medicare.gov/fraud for more information on protecting yourself from fraud and reporting suspected fraud, and be sure to watch this short video below!
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!
TONIGHT! Week 10 of road-less series
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
Sweet relief summer collection is back
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.
Wilmington, Delaware's The Ladybug Festival, the Nation's largest celebration of women in music, has moved online due to COVID-19 to protect the safety of the artists, vendors, attendees, and production and event staff. We're so grateful to be one of the benefitting charities of this amazing event!
So far it’s been announced that Vanessa Carlton and Kechi Okwuchi (America’s Got Talent) will be performing, and Jamila Mustafa will host!
Tickets are just $20 with proceeds going to Sweet Relief and Downtown Visions.
This Saturday, June 13th, San Francisco band, and #SweetSupporters, The Happys will be performing via livestream to help raise much needed funds for Sweet Relief's COVID-19 Fund! Tickets are just $10, you can purchase them at the link below!
The show will be streamed via Pop In Here, a marketplace now hosting online classes and shows alongside non-profit organizations and donating 100% of the proceeds. Up until recently, Pop In Here's main focus was to connect fitness teachers with students in NYC by establishing pop up yoga studios throughout the studios.
Shopping at the Sweet Relief Merch Store just got a lot easier! We are now offering Amazon Pay as an option at checkout, making the process that much easier. This new method enables you to make your purchase using your linked Amazon account. Avoid re-entering your payment and shipping information next time you shop to support our mission!
#SweetSupporters Umphrey's McGee has partnered with us to bring you these beautifully designed face masks! A portion of proceeds from every sale goes towards Sweet Relief's mission to help musicians and music industry workers in need!
Designed by Irene Roth at @Greyivystudio and produced by Climate Masks, a US veteran-owned company.
"Climate Masks was created to help give back to our community. With the recent pandemic, we wanted to find a way to help those in the service industry that had lost their jobs. We have set up incentive programs in Dallas and Chicago. In addition, we wanted to give back to the music industry and naturally as fans of Umphrey's McGee we reached out to them. - Jake Runey, Founder of Climate Masks"
As an organization that speaks up for those that are in need within the music industry, on 6/2, via socials and this post, we step away from our usual music-related posts & only share info about ways you can get involved, learn about & support orgs that continue to fight for freedom. See all links below-
Justice for George Floyd
George Floyd Act: Petition for Law Reform
Text “JUSTICE” To 668366
Text “FLOYD” To 55156
Black-Owned Businesses on Etsy
Black-Owned Food Businesses in Los Angeles
George Floyd Memorial Fund
Organizations Working to Advance Black food Sovereignty
Resistance Funds Masterlist
National Resources Masterlist
Tools and Resources Regarding Anti/blackness
Virtual Mental Health Resources for Black People