Over the past few weeks, we’ve become increasingly aware of an amazing opportunity for both musicians and music fans alike, Here to Help.
Though it’s still in its early stages, Here to Help will eventually be a 100% DIY compilation album featuring artists of all genres of music. Each artist will release music which will be exclusive to the comp which is slated to be released this Fall. Bands of all genres/talent will be accepted, provided their music doesn’t include any sort of bigoted or insensitive material. All bands are welcome. Bands can submit songs via email to [email protected].
Comp creator and Chicagoland resident Tony Martin had the following to say about the effort:
“As America tries to roll back protections of women’s reproductive rights, we will increasingly find ourselves surrounded by people who have to make difficult decisions about their bodies. Those decisions may have unfortunate consequences or side effects, and the DIY community needs to step up to meet the needs of this new reality.
This compilation was inspired by my mother and her advocacy for the Chicago JANE Organization in the late 1960s/early 1970s. I’d like to use the scene that I’ve spent most of my life in to help us all stick together in this world that looks more and more like a Margaret Atwood book every year.”
In order to obtain a free copy of this compilation, you will need to become CPR/First Aid certified. You can enter your information on The American Heart Association website to find classes available near you. Everyone else is out of luck. Get certified, and it’s yours.
When the album drops, you can send your CPR/First Aid certification to the same email address as above, [email protected] and you will receive your comp!!
So if you’re in a band, make sure you get your shit together and submit a song. If you’re interested in a comp, get your shit together, get certified, and submit your info. Save a life. Get exclusive music!