This information was mentioned to us by one of the members (thanks lelangir!) who have been involved in this charity song project, in which an English version of the project site has just been put up for the convenience of readers outside Japan. More information on this charity project after the jump!
So what is this Charity Song Project about? Basically it’s an activity which aims to support victims affected by the March 11th earthquake/tsunami incident. More than 200 independent artists/composers are involved and all of them will help contribute original songs to the project with all profits generated from this going towards the aid of the incident.
These proceeds will be donated towards possible candidates such Japanese Red Cross Society, NICCO (Nippon International Cooperation for Community Development), peace winds JAPAN and many others by fair vote of the participating artists and composers.
The charity project is now looking for artists willing to participate regardless of nationality, so long as it’s:
– Music that is not commissioned or managed by copyright management organizations (Ex.ASCAP).
– Not copyrighted music composed by others
Translators who can translate #charity_song lyrics are welcomed too so if you think you are able to help on this please email to “email@example.com” with the subject title as “I want to join #charity_song”. The overseas recruitment period will end on May 31st 2011. For more information on the conditions you can go over to their site.