PR: Music Fans Are Giving Back to Artists at HumanFankind
Courtesy J Silverman.
The music industry is forever changed for music fans, and this time it’s positive. HumanFankind, a new service that allows music lovers to give back to the artists that they have stolen from through music piracy, has opened it’s internet doors to the public. Since HumanFankind’s creation in early 2012 it has already accepted donations for popular bands including Fun., Muse, The Temper Trap, Alex Clare, Silversun Pickups, and The Dirty Heads.
Not only is HumanFankind a donation accepting and distributing service, but also it allows fans to send a message along with their donation, and stay informed about new music and news within their favorite genres. Giving back from guilt of piracy is not always cited as the reason for donations. In many cases fans feel as if they should support those who bring them entertainment, being a famous rock star, a local band member, or even their friends that are trying to “make it”.
Giving back to artists via www.HumanFankind.com is as simple as clicking their name and deciding how much to give. All payments are done securely via Paypal.
Similar to Radiohead, (band) who released their album “In Rainbows” with voluntary donation options, HumanFankind recognizes that listeners no longer want to pay for all of the music that they download, but given the option to give back, fans will. Donations received in HumanFankind’s first quarter indicate that the vast majority of donations go to artists performing in the “Rock” or “Alternative” genre. Reasons are unknown, even as rapper David Banner recently asked two millions fans to donate $1 to “The Movement”.
HumanFankind is currently seeking music blogs and file sharing networks to promote the act of giving back by informing their viewers of the service, and by linking to it.
There is a loss of over $12.5 billion dollars a year due to music piracy (RIAA) and HumanFankind tries to bridge that gap to make artists’ hard work pay off. “If you give a little, it will sound better!”
Pat Maine is no prophet but he doesn't foresee the world ending in the face of an asteroid or at the hand of E.T just a few days before Christmas. The end of the world does seem inevitable, and his new video Cave Life gives you a glimpse as to why.
The fast pace in your face single off of Pat Maine and producer Vividend's new album Doomsday Charades out on 12/11/12 blurs the lines of alternative punk music and hip hop with three of the most important words you might have to live by; Food ,Fight, and F#%k. Cave Life paints a vivid picture of what we truly are and how our instincts have worked against us since the dawn of man.
M-Dot x Famoso x Benefit (prod. DC Soulplusmind) Cuts By DJ Grazzhoppa
Courtesy Chris Figueroa.
New Track we wanted to share with you. M-Dot (Boston), Famoso (Brooklyn), Benefit (Springfield, MA) connect for the DC Soulplusmind laced "Mind Running." Track will appear on Benefit's forthcoming mixtape Timing of the Godfather. Scratches By Belgium's DJ Grazzhoppa.
Video: CF "Terminate On Site" + "The Road" Out Now
Courtesy Creative Juices.
The name of this CF project is “The Road”. The premise behind the title is to display the evolution as an artist and experiences CF has undergone moving forward with his life’s journey. Coming from the explosive “Storm Mode” this project has a more gritty feel; reflecting the harsh realities of life and its disappointments. He touches on a range of topics from neglect of family and friends, to people sleeping on his talent, to so called post racial America, and personal tragedies.
In this new visual for “The Purpose,” the Texas emcee goes in over one of 9th Wonder’s illest creations and hits you with a new visual before he releases his forthcoming project, Villian, which is due in early 2013.
Notable musician Trae tha Truth and members of the ABN and Brown families volunteered with Habitat For Humanity Houston on Saturday, December 1, 2012 to honor the legacy and memory of Dominic Levar Brown,Sr., affectionately known as Money Clip-D. Dominic was tragically murdered in senseless gun violence on November 25, 2011. Mayor Parker recognized Dominic (Clip-D) for his philanthropic spirit and role as a community pillar by designating December 1st in Memorium as Dominic L Brown Day. Clip's role as a vital foundation to the Southwest community, as well as Trae's ABN Family made the desire to volunteer with Habitat For Humanity Houston an immediate decision. HFHH's mantra, Building Homes, Changing Lives is important to us in building the legacy Dominic has left behind in the presence of his 3 sons DeQuan and Dominic Brown, Jr, and Patrick Spencer, as he changed many lives.
The day began at 7:30am after returning to Houston from a performance a few hours prior in San Antonio, Texas at the build site in the Settegaste community. Trae along with various members of his camp came prepared to lend a hand to the Oliver family on their journey to home ownership. " I am grateful to Mr. Trae and his team for coming out and helping to make my family's dream a reality." states Mr. Oliver. Trae cut various materials, helped assemble walls for the home, as well as the roofing. "It's truly a blessing to give back to a family and honor my brother Clip's legacy. I am truly honored." In working in conjunction with members from the Habitat for Humanity staff and Shell Corporation, Trae found another way to help build a community and the city of Houston which he loves so much. After the build, the family held a private ceremony to honor Dominic.
December 1st truly became memorable for many in Houston and Trae and the ABN Family honored and remembered Money Clip-D as the rock of the camp, brother, and compassionate and caring man that he was.
Promo video for my upcoming beat tape, "Kids Looking For Gold" available for download on the 13th of December from www.moteleola.bandcamp.com .
The instrumental project will be about youthfulness, inspiration & the pursuit of happiness versus harsh reality. Samples, Drum breaks & cartoon skits will come together in this great mesh of hip hop production. In this sharp, sweet & smooth debut beat tape "Kids Looking For Gold."