Why donating to the Red Cross is better than an industrial music Tsunami Relief Compilation project

Posted on 14/03/11

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Why donating to the Red Cross is better than an industrial music Tsunami Relief Compilation project
(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

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