Charitable music. (On the Line).
Social activism in music is alive and well and living at Sub City, a three-year-old record label started by indie music guru Louis Posen. Sub City, an imprint of Posen's Hopeless Records, gives 5 percent of the retail price of every record sold to charity. Participating bands include The Weakerthans (left), Thrice (far left), and Against All Authority. To date, the label has raised more than $100,000 for twenty charities, including the National Hopeline Network, Prison Radio, Women's Justice Center, and the Redwood Justice Fund.
"It's one thing to purchase music by a band you like, but it's another to purchase a record and know that there is a bigger idea at work behind its release," Posen says.
For more information, go to www.subcity.net
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|Date:||Jun 1, 2002|
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