LOS ANGELES, April 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Legendary and emerging artists inspired by the Occupy Wall Street movement have come together to lend their voices on Occupy This Album: a compilation of music by, for and inspired by the Occupy Wall Street movement and the 99% (CD/Digital). Released by Music For Occupy through Razor & Tie distribution, the four-disc physical and 99-track digital compilation is due out May 15th. Proceeds received will go directly to the Occupy Wall Street movement, which began in the financial district of New York on Sept. 17, 2011. The movement can now be found in 951 cities in 83 countries on five continents. On May 8th The City Winery in New York will host a special night of performances by participating artists and surprise guests. Lineup and ticket information is provided below. An Occupy This Album free sampler is available. For more information and a full track listing visit www.musicforoccupy.org.
"The ability for people to unite behind the idea that our very constitution is supposed to guarantee freedom of speech is a wonderful sight to behold. We have to take our country back from the corporate state." – Graham Nash
About Occupy This Album
Release Date: May 15th, 2012
Occupy This Album embeddable digital sampler available here: http://snd.sc/J4Ybdo
Album artwork: http://razorandtiepublicity.com/artistpage.php?artist=261
Album pre-order: http://amzn.to/Hyk1nS
Occupy This Album will be released digitally (featuring 99-tracks + 1 hidden track) as well as physically (featuring 78-tracks) on a four-disc compilation distributed worldwide by Razor & Tie Records and can be pre-ordered now. Many of the tracks by both renowned and up-and-coming artists have never before been released. Additionally there are well-known songs that have been re-recorded and re-mastered and live-cuts for Occupy This Album.
"This album is the voice of the 100 percent. It is unified and all-encompassing just as we would like our world to become." – Jason Samel, Music For Occupy, Executive Producer.
What people are saying in anticipation of Occupy This Album
"Occupy Wall Street now has an A-list soundtrack: the compilation Occupy This Album." – Rolling Stone
"Those cynics who told the incessant drummers of Occupy Wall Street in New York not to quit their day jobs might be reconsidering -- they just got a record deal (of sorts)." – LA Times
"This Occupy Wall Street Tribute Album Has Way Too Many Amazing Musicians On It" – L Magazine
About Occupy This Album Record Release Party at City Winery May 8th
The City Winery and Music for Occupy present Occupy This Album Record Release Party on May 8th at City Winery (155 Varick St. New York, NY 10013). The evening's program will include performances and collaborations by artists appearing on the upcoming release. The release party is a chance to inspire and celebrate through music the Occupy Wall Street movement and the 99% who've been adversely affected by the economic corruption that has permeated our Democracy, created a near insurmountable disparity in wealth, and hindered life, liberty, justice and the pursuit of an honest living for all.
Tickets are on sale now at http://citywinery.com/events/274918. Tickets include a bottle of the special wine "Occupy This Wine" Cabernet Sauvignon and a free copy of Occupy This Album. Press tickets available upon request.
Angels of Vice
Fear Nuttin Band, and Broken English
George Martinez And The Global Block Collective
Grammy Award Winning Nanci Griffith accompanied by Pete and Maura Kenedy and the Clap Brothers
Greg Smith and The Broken English
Michael Moore accompanied by Tom Chapin, Dave Dreiwitz, David Amram, and Kevin Twigg
Mike + Ruthy
My Pet Dragon
Taj Weekes and Adowa
And special surprise guests!
SOURCE Music For Occupy