Wu-Tang Clan have launched their own brand of hand sanitiser, “Protect ya hands”.
The product is part of “A Better Tomorrow”, a new collection from the legendary hip-hop group raising funds for several Ottawa-based charities: the Ottawa Food Bank, Ottawa Mission and the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario.
A play on the title of their 1993 breakthrough track ‘Protect Ya Neck’, the hand sanitiser is one product in a line that also includes an Ottawa x Wu-Tang Clan shirt, and a Korean meal kit in partnership with Pure Kitchen.
PRS for Music has announced an Emergency Relief Fund for artists to mitigate the economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic.
Money will be available for all members of PRS worldwide providing they have been part of the organisation for at least two years, and earned over £500 in that time. Grants will be allocated on an individual basis, with a maximum value of £1000. Applications open at 9AM on Thursday 26th March.
An emergency coronavirus fund for musicians, worth up to €40million, has been launched in Germany.
GEMA, the German performing rights organisation, made the announcement today, Monday 23rd March, with the intended recipients songwriters and composers.
Caribou, aka Canadian producer and musician Dan Snaith, has donated various records and pieces of equipment to charity.
Snaith, who also makes music in the guise of Daphni, has offered up "a few hundred records" from his collection" - as well as gear that he used on his new album - to the Kingsland Road branch of Oxfam. The generous move comes five years after Snaith donated 150 records from his collection to the same Dalston branch.
A charity night is set to take place at Hackney Wick's The Yard on Saturday 1st February: 'Smoked Out: A Bushfire Relief Fundraiser'.
All ticket proceeds are going directly to relief from the Australian bushfires, via the RSPCA National Bushfire Appeal and grassroots organisation, Firesticks, which provides "Indigenous leadership, advocacy and action to protect sacred land through cultural land and fire management practices".
Laurel Halo ‘Sunlight On The Faded Dub (Dub)’
Women In The Royal Court ‘Confusing Belly Dance’
upsammy ‘Extra Warm’
Super Grupo Colombia ‘Cumbia Estereo (El Búho Remix)’
Missy Elliott ‘Get Your Freak On (Lone - Jungle Mix)’
A.Fruit ‘Be Careful With The Clouds’
dBridge ‘Volitile Level’
Djrum ‘Dam (Felix K Reinterpretation)’
Katatonic Silentio ‘Infrastructure Disintegrating’
Smith & Mighty ‘Higher Than Tempo’
CUCUMB45 ‘Shark Fuck’
Anjuna HQ has announced a “Bushfire Relief Rave” in aid of the Australian Red Cross.
The crew behind trance and progressive institutions Anjunabeats and Anjunadeep will take over Tola Peckham on Friday 24th January, with the event falling on the same weekend as Australia Day (Sunday 26th January).
The labels have a strong contingency of staff from the world's biggest island, which has been fighting raging blazes across the country since mid-December.
Or:la has announced a new charity compilation on Céad, with proceeds going to initiatives tackling climate change.
The Irish DJ's label will drop the four-tracker on 15th January, with tunes from NWO, Karima F, Keplrr & Max Winter, and Liam Doc.
Money raised from sales will be given to The CFA (County Fire Authority), a volunteer and community based fire and rescue services organisation based in Victoria, Australia.