Hey everyone, if you kept up to date with my previous post about the disaster that has happened near where I live, this is a continuation of that. I have taken it upon myself to try and organize some way to help with donations for recovery and clean up efforts.
For those of you who don’t know what has happened, check out my other post here.
In short, a massive EF5 tornado hit the city of Joplin, Missouri and traveled through the heart of the city. Causing an 8 mile path of destruction. The death toll I believe was set at 140 last I checked, up to 1,000 injured and hundreds and hundreds of homes, business and buildings have been destroyed. It’s been estimated that at least 30% of the city has been destroyed. I have many friends and family who live up there. I have been lucky and have not had any loved ones seriously injured in this. Others have not been so lucky. So on with the project idea.
My idea is to make a CD release with tracks from various artists, whether it be artists from AJ or artists I’ve met doing my Trance projects and what not. Here’s the deal, ALL of the proceeds from this “CD” will go straight to funds to help in the Joplin Recovery effort. It will be donated to not only the Red Cross (which the link is also in the other post I mentioned previously) but to other programs locally who are helping with getting food, water, supplies, clothing, ect to Joplin, Missouri. The “CD” will not be sold just on Envato (a separate account will be created). If I can manage to get enough artists interested in doing this project, then I may be able to have an exclusive account with AJ as well as having a completely different CD on other sites. This way the project can benefit from the full 50% commission rate instead of 25.
Since this is for donations, the other places where it will be sold, most likely my personal website and maybe a site like Bandcamp, will be a “name your own price” method. As I said, all sales and proceeds will go DIRECTLY to the charities to help with Joplin.
If anyone is interested or has any other ideas, please contact me through my profile. Thanks again to anyone who has already donated and to those who are willing to help with this project.
Derek Palmer (aka palmtreep),
I like that idea, and it could drum up some decent revenue from AJ alone.
I don’t know if my style of music would mesh with what you’re thinking of, but if you think a track similar to what I’ve got in my portfolio would work count me in.
EDIT – oh, just read the thing about contacting you through your profile I will drop you a line in a bit.
my prayers goes to the people there. Excellent idea Derek.
Thanks Joel for the contribution.
Thanks Daniel. This year is bad for storms. Just trying to do what I can to help
Thanks Ane. Just trying to do my part to help. I know there’s tons of other places that money could be donated, but like I’ve said, this is where I live and I want to help.
Thanks for the kind words!
Thanks to those of you who are participating. If anyone else is interested, contact me, thanks!