Buy Music, Support the ACLU!

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Exciting news: digital music retailer Bandcamp, the site/service through which I (and many, many independent artists!) share and sell digital music downloads, is donating 100% of its profits from digital music sales today to the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)!

AND SO AM I!

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In exchange for digital distribution service, Bandcamp takes a 15% cut of all digital music sales conducted through its site. Today, I am honored to join Bandcamp in their effort to support immigrants, upon whose backs this great country was built.

Ethan Diamond, Bandcamp’s founder, writes:

“Like 98% of U.S. citizens (including the President), I am the descendant of immigrants—my great-grandparents came to America from Russia and Lithuania as teenagers and worked in sweatshops until they were able to afford to bring the rest of their families over. Most everyone you speak to in this country has a similar story to tell, because we are, in fact, a nation of immigrants, bound together by a shared belief in justice, equality, and the freedom to pursue a better life. In this context, last week’s Executive Order barring immigrants and refugees from seven Middle Eastern countries from entering the United States is not simply immoral, it violates the very spirit and foundation of America.”

Click here to visit my Bandcamp site, where you can listen & purchase my music (and discover more independent music & artists!). For today’s sales, I too will donate 100% of my earnings to the ACLU!*

 

*Note on song “Color Line (Old Man Trump)”: My profits from this song have already been promised to the Huntington’s Disease Society of America, but Bandcamp will still donate 100% of their proceeds for sale of this track to the ACLU. For all other songs and albums sold today, I will donate 100% of my profits to the ACLU.

Outside the Box Festival!

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Marina & Berna are thrilled to join the lineup of Outside the Box, a new, free, 6-day music & performing arts festival occurring in downtown Boston from July 14-19! Outside the Box founder and chief sponsor Ted Cutler says that after seeing so much unsung talent in Boston — from musicians to dancers to theater troupes and beyond — he wanted to build a major festival to celebrate the unsigned and emerging artists of our city and New England.

“We created Outside the Box to bring the community together through a celebration of the performing arts. We want to create a culture change.” -Ted Cutler

Featuring performers from across New England, Outside the Box has generated great press and scored some very well-known headliners, including Guster, The Gin Blossoms, and Kacey Musgraves.

Marina & Berna perform on Thursday, July 16 at 1:30pm on the Tremont Street stage. Click here to visit the Outside the Box website to find a full schedule, directions, and more. Come on out, Boston — it’s going to be a beautiful summer fest!