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Voter Rights Benefit Album Raises $550,000 in One Day

A 77-track benefit album featuring pearl jam, David Byrne, Aimee Mann and more raised more than $300,000 for suffrage organizations on Friday, the only day he was available. The album, the second volume in the “Good Music to Avert the Collapse of American Democracy” series, was available for download for $20.20 on Bandcamp for a single day and featured dozens of previously unreleased tracks, with all net proceeds being donated to Voting Rights Lab.

You will find more details about the album and the complete list of songs. herealthough it is no longer available.

The first compilation raised more than $250,000 for the organizations Fair Fight and Color of Change, bringing the pair’s total to $550,000 in two days.

The team responsible for assembling the charity collections includes a writer/artist David Eggersartist managers Jordan Kurland and Darius Zelkha (Brilliant Corners Artist Management) and Christian Stavros (Little Operation Management), and Barsuk Records label executive Josh Rosenfeld.

“We’ve been blown away, every step of the way, on this project,” Kurland says. “From the wide range of artists who raised their hands to participate, to the number of people who purchased each compilation, the number of posters sold and of course the amount of money we were able to raise for Fair Fight, Color of Change, and Voting Rights Lab. We embarked on this project with very modest expectations, hoping to raise $50-100,000 with the first volume: this speaks to the urgency that musicians and the general public feel around this election, ensuring safe access to voters for all and ultimately getting this country back on track.

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