Why donating to the Red Cross is better than an industrial music Tsunami Relief Compilation projectPosted on 14/03/11
(Picture by the Red Cross) - In the past 2 days Side-Line has been contacted by various labels, organisations etc. that asked us to push a Tsunami Relief project, in the form of a compilation, festival or other. After some reflection Side-Line decided to refuse every project that could not prove it had funded 1000 euro already to the Red Cross.
The reason for this is simple, and we tweeted about it already, a direct donation will bring in way more than just yet another compilation project. Imagine that every Side-Line Facebook member would donate $10, that would result in $200.000 in donations, way more than any compilation can gather. Side-Line also no longer wants to be put in a situation where organisers of a project we supported run off with the money. We are sure that many mean well, we just have no way to verify what happens later on.
If you would like to donate to the American Red Cross for Japan Earthquake Relief, just text REDCROSS to 90999. Each text will provide $10 towards the Red Cross's humanitarian efforts. If you are outside the USA, visit the Red Cross Causes Campaign and donate whatever you want to donate. Side-Line donated over 1000 EURO so far. Donating makes you feel good, give it a try.
Bands, you'll get a chance to become famous later, through other means (for instance our free Facebook compilation). Having said that, we will make one exception, this (Japanese) project will be announced in the next days. Don't let it stop you from showing that you have your heart at the right place.
Thanks for your understanding though I'm sure some will take this very badly, so be it.
Bernard Van Isacker
Chief editor @ Side-Line
Posted by B. Van Isacker
More related news :
#366: A life lived announce 2 remix albums
#366: A Life Lived release 'Demo 2013' demo
#366: A Life Lived release EP in October, new video 'Exit Saved' out now
#366: A Live Lived plan 2nd album for Janyary 2014
'A Synthesizer for Christmas' animated Hyperbubble video
'Electro Tribute To Oasis' released on Eternal Sunday Records
'Face The Beat Vol. 1' available now... for free !
'Gangnam Style' parody 'Whitby Gothic Style' goes over 230.000 views on YouTube
'Human Centipede' sequel barred from UK distribution for being 'too obscene'
'I Dream of Wires: Hardcore Edition' to hit stores on DVD and Blu-ray in early December
Parralox to re-release debut album as 'Electricity (Expanded)' by end of October on Conzoom Records!
Conzoom Records will re-release the sold out debut album by Parralox as a limited 2CD 'Electricity (Expanded)' on October 31st. (...)
The Greek label Inner-Ear Records will be releasing the brand new Mechanimal album 'Secret Science'. (...)
11 singles R.E.M. released between 1983 and 1988 with I.R.S. Records have been gathered for '7IN – 83-88', a new boxed collection of vinyl seven-inch singles to be released December 8 by UMC/Capitol. (...)
Out by mid November is 'Maschinenfest Tracks 1999 – 2014', a brand new Winterkalte album on heavy 180 gram double black vinyl + CD. (...)
You have sampling and sampling. In the industrial scene it's quite common to sample quite a lot but most bands re-use the sample in such way that the original source is unrecognizable. Not so with the Italian hard style duo Clockartz who nicked a complete chorus from the a cappella version of the track 'Virtual Gods' by Belgian electropop act Psy'Aviah for their new single. (...)
Marilyn Manson has launched a brand new single, 'Third Day Of A Seven Day Binge'. (...)
SUBSCRIBE TO OUR DAILY NEWSLETTER