Illusion of Joy is one of many independent bands/musicians selling CDs and digital downloads via CD Baby. This message recently appeared in our collective email in-boxes:
The earthquake and its aftermath in Haiti have touched all of our lives. Many in the CD Baby family have already contributed as individuals, but we wanted to do more to help the victims of the horrible earthquake tragedy. By selling your music on CD Baby, you can help raise funds towards those affected by the disaster.
Starting on Monday, January 25th and continuing for two weeks, we will donate $1 of our cut from every CD sale through our website, and $1 from every download sale over $8.99 on our site, to the American Red Cross and to Mercy Corps, a Portland-based relief organization with a large presence in Haiti. With your help, we hope to raise tens of thousands of dollars. Since the donation will be taken out of OUR cut of sales, you will still earn the normal amount per CD and download sale. If you’d like to help out as well, consider letting your fan base know that a portion of your sales will go to these fine organizations.
Please donate directly
I also urge you to make your own direct donation if you haven’t done so yet. Together, we can make a difference. Please click below to make your tax deductible donation right now.
Mercy Corps donation form
American Red Cross donation form
Text “Haiti” to 90999 and a $10 donation will be charged to your phone bill.
On behalf of all CD Baby employees, I thank you for helping out during this time of great human tragedy in Haiti.
President, CD Baby
There you have it. If you were considering purchasing an Illusion of Joy CD, this is one time where you’d be encouraged to do so offsite. Alternately, if you were not in the market for a CD, then there remain the above links to two fine humanitarian organisations.