, a culture blog in the vanguard of music
discovery and sharing, soon celebrates its 15th
put out a call for submissions to its dream
project – an album of music, spoken word poetry, and visual art to benefit
. The clarion sounded and artists have responded with the full-hearted
’s shown for creators throughout this century.
over the years – she’s among those musicians, poets, painters, photographers,
illustrators and more – grateful for this opportunity to be part of it all!
is curating a nonprofit, digital album of music, spoken word poetry and art to benefit RAINN
, the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network
organization and National Sexual Assault
helpline founded by singer Tori Amos.
Muruch Presents: A Benefit Album for RAINN will feature…
Jen “Coble” Hopper
The Dresden Dolls’ Amanda Palmer
Concrete Blonde’s Johnette Napolitano
The Frozen North
WV Poet/Ted Talker Crystal Good
Clementine von Radics
Anyone interested in
contributing music, spoken word poetry and/or art to the benefit album
can email firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject “Muruch RAINN Submission”
and a high/CD quality mp3 (320 Kbps) or a download link (Dropbox, Google
Drive, etc.) of your recording or images of your artwork along with any
credits or links for the PDF liner notes.
We welcome submissions by
artists and poets of all levels, backgrounds, gender and age, including
amateurs and especially indies. Submissions should be topically
appropriate for the charity — anti-rape, anti-abuse, anti-domestic
violence, PTSD, survival, strength, healing, etc. Instrumentals are also
The submitter must own the
copyright and all licensing rights for their recording or artwork,
whether it is an original composition or a cover (unless it’s public
domain). Previously published work and simultaneous submissions are
accepted, but notify us immediately if the work is accepted elsewhere.
Submitters will retain their copyright and any other rights to their
work, we only ask permission to include the work on the digital album to
No one featured on the album,
including me, will receive any monetary compensation — 100% of the
proceeds will be donated directly to RAINN through Muruch’s RAINN Fundraising Page. But all involved will receive a lot of free, positive publicity and help a very worthy cause.
The digital album and accompanying
artwork will only be available in exchange for a $10 or more direct
donation to RAINN
through Muruch’s RAINN Fundraising Page
Once a donation is made, the donor will receive a donation receipt and
an email with a private album download link and password.
We hope to kick off the benefit album
and donation campaign in July to coincide with Muruch’s 15th
anniversary, but this is very much a work in progress in its early
planning stages. I’ll gladly accept assistance and input from
collaborators, but I want to make sure all of the album’s proceeds are a
pure, simple donation to RAINN.
Anyone who has suffered from or is in danger of rape, abuse or domestic violence please visit RAINN
or call the National Sexual Assault Hotline 800.656.HOPE. You are not
alone or hopeless, you can survive and RAINN will help you. Everyone
deserves a happy, healthy, safe life. Don’t ever give up.