Even the most hipster amongst us could not have predicted the massive increase in sales that vinyl records would experience in the past few years- their popularity has gone quite against the grain, considering the ever more hi-tech manner in which most people live their lives.
‘Vinyl for a Cause’ is hoping to use this rise in popularity as a trigger for something good, as people’s love of vinyl, good music, and socially responsible causes combine in a rather unique way.
With the strapline ‘Promoting good, one record sale at a time’ Vinyl for a Cause (VFAC) is a new record label that harnesses the collaborative spirit of bands and artists in order to raise money for good causes. Two musicians / groups create cover versions of each other’s works, which are then featured on opposite sides of a limited edition 7 inch vinyl record. Profit from the sale of these records is then donated to causes selected by the artists.
They have opted to implement Indiegogo's ‘flexible funding’ option which means that even if they don't reach their target, they will still receive any funds which have been donated- a figure which now stands at $2000 (as of 27th June). With 3 weeks left to go until the campaign deadline, there is still every chance that they will reach their $20K goal.
The idea behind VFAC, came to the pair whilst they were listening to records and watching concerts, as Adam explains;
“We were....watching [concert] videos on Youtube…[including] Brand New covering Modest Mouse’s Trailer Trash. Jesse Lacey started off the video by talking about how it’s an honor to play this song and how much he loves and respects the music that they make. This really resonated with us...how cool the idea of musicians covering each other’s music really is…to get 2 bands together, that really respect and cherish each other’s music, and let them choose 1 or 2 songs to record straight to vinyl.” We each, independently thought, “we can do something with this together. We have something special.”
To find out more about the pair's big plans, pop over to Indiegogo and show your support.
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