Musicians protesting politicians are nothing new. Nevertheless, it has been a long time since the world has seen a similar musical commitment as American artists have shown in the event that Donald Trump was elected new president in the United States. There were very few well-known names who thanked you for playing in January 20th. Throughout the election campaign, the musical commitment to Trump has been great, and after the election it has also increased further. Many artists and bands have recently held protest concerts and brought both official releases and sounds like (for the time being) only live their lives on the big web.
The last category is our first 100 days project. They publish a new song exclusively on band camp every day during Trumps first hundred days as president. The project is a collaboration between many artists and record companies, with Secretly Group and 30 Songs, 30 Days as initiators. Secretly Group had the idea of this project, but it can be seen as a continuation of a project like 30 Songs, 30 Days started during the election campaign.
Our First 100 Days took up the thread in advance of the deployment of President Trump, based on a desire to focus on the political issues that are at risk of neglect or where a former positive development is reversed under the new administration. The 100 songs will be released on April 1st. All revenue from sales goes directly to organizations that focus on climate issues, rights for women and immigrants, as well as organizations that generally work for a fairer treatment of people and a fair distribution of benefits.
Angel Olsen was the first woman on day 1. So far, we have also served a previously unknown song from deceased Jason Molina (Songs: Ohia and Magnolia Electric Co.) and new songs from, among others, S. Carey (Bon Iver), Meat Wave , Women and Avey Tare (Animal Collective). Some of the others who contribute to the project are Will Oldham, Toro y Moi, Waxahatchee, The Mountain Goats, Ty Segall, Whitney, How to Dress Well, Courtney Marie Andrews, Jens Lekman, Wild Nothing and Mitski.