back in January I announced that this year cubikmusik would be releasing a compilation of music to raise money for charity. today I am so very happy to give an update on this project that has received amazing support from so many people that I know or have been introduced to in recent weeks.
first off, the charity: we have decided to support just one charity (as opposed to multiple charities as originally considered) and this charity is Nordoff Robbins. much thanks to charlie dark for suggesting this absolutely worthy cause.
a bit about Nordoff Robbins: Nordoff Robbins is the charity that specialises in transforming the lives of children and adults constrained by illness, disability, trauma or isolation, through the power of music.Clap your hands. Tap your feet. Sing out loud. Dance or stomp. Shout or cry. We all react to music in different ways. But we all react. Because music has a universal power to reach us, touch us and make us feel different.
secondly, the music: just a reminder that the compilation will have one common theme and that is for it to be suitable for babies/ kids as lullably or 'waking up' music. an alternative for 'baby mozart' type CDs with music created by contemporary artists. some of these artists will be known to cubimusik readers and others will not so I hope that this compilation will also help these artists reach a wider audience.
at this stage can I just say that I have been overwhelmed by the responses of those that i got in touch with. amazingly grateful i am. i have been contacted by artists that haven't been featured on cubikmusik to offer songs, etc. (which I of course gladly accepted) and at this stage we have 16 artists that will contribute tracks to the compilation. i'm not going to release artist names yet but expect an update in about 2 weeks. i can assure you that you won't be disappointed and most likely excited to hear the outcome.
thirdly: we are also exploring other ways to promote the release and to further support Nordoff Robbins so expect more updates in a few weeks. i'll leave one hint though and that's just to say that Orsii might be involved and if you know Orsii that can only mean good things....
i look forward to this latest avenue for cubikmusik, to working with the amazing people that are supporting it and also to hearing from you with your thoughts, ideas, etc.