I OH YOU, NLV Records, Mall Grab and more donate profits to Australian Bushfire Crisis
As the country around us continues to burn and choke due to bushfires across NSW, South Australia and Victoria, the Australian music community is taking matters into their own hands. From acts like Peking Duk, Halsey, YungBlud and more organising shows within literal hours after the Lorne leg of Falls Festival was cancelled, to more and more shows popping up every day across the country, it seems the music industry is recognising every little bit helps in this time of great need.
While you can donate to the main charity groups like Red Cross, Salvation Army or event Celeste Barber’s enormous fundraiser (currently sitting at over $34 million at time of writing), the good will doesn’t stop there. From DRMNGNOW creating a GoFundMe to raise money for First Nations Communities and putting on a fundraising event to folks like Flume donating $100,000 to WIRES to so many artists rallying together across the country to hold fundraising events (check out the list our friends at Junkee compiled right HERE), it’s truly a testament to the industry to see so many doing what they can to help.
And it doesn’t stop there, with legends across the industry also now declaring profits from music sales also being directly donated to the crisis as well.
NLV Records labelhead, Nina Las Vegas, took to Instagram over the weekend to let fans know of the label’s show of support, saying, “For the next little bit @nlvrecords will be donating 100% of @Bandcamp profits to @NSWRFS, Country Fire Association and Red Cross for the sales of 2019 releases by @ninajirachi, @strictface, @lewiscancut, @swickswick & myself.”
The legends at I OH YOU are also putting their money where their mouth is, sharing on Twitter that for the next week, all revenue from sales through the I OH YOU store will be donated to the Red Cross Fire Appeal.
— I OH YOU (@iohyouforever) January 5, 2020
Globe-trotting producer Mall Grab is also doing his bit, sharing a four-track EP of previously unreleased tracks. All proceeds from Don’t Keep The Fire Burning will be directly donated to the RSPCA’s Bushfire appeal and the NSW Rural Fire Service.
Keep it locked to this article and we’ll update as we see more.
Image via I OH YOU’s Twitter.
Words by Emma Jones