Bassnectar has always been one of the first producers in our community to stand up for the greater good. Now in light of mass unemployment brought on by the coronavirus outbreak, he’s opted to donate all of his net proceeds to pandemic relief.
All of this information is coming live and direct from Bassnectar’s Instagram on Thursday, April 9.
“Since last Thanksgiving through this present fundraiser initiative, we will direct 100% net Bassnectar proceeds to our favorite charities, as well as to support our year-round employees and tour production staff”
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A message to the Bassnectar Community: We hope you and your loved ones are home safe and healthy ❤️️ . We realize that it is an incredibly difficult time for many of you, and for people all across the globe. It is hitting us here as well, as members of our touring staff and behind-the-scenes production crew are currently without work. These are the same people who work so hard each year to create the magical curated events we produce, and do all the intense work behind the scenes that often goes unnoticed. Some of these same people are there at every set, working medical and security, running site ops & transportation, setting up the rigging, the lights, the LED video, building the spaceships, running the sound systems, the lights, doing ‘invisible angel’ crowd control, keeping the vibe as magical as possible. Some of these are the same industry professionals who fought against all odds to secure every Deja attendee's full refund, while at the same time knowing they’d be losing their own income to support their own families. We feel just as loyal to them as we do to you: we are all one big happy community. We now ask you to join in support of the staff who works ingloriously behind the scenes 399 days a year if you can. Given that Deja Voom was supposed to have taken place recently and the event materials were produced, paid for, shipped and ready to go, we would like to pay it forward and help some of those in trouble. We are going to deliver all net proceeds from the merchandise printed for #DejaVoom2020 to #GetUsPPE and #ChefsForAmerica, which are bringing immediate relief to those affected by COVID-19 who need it most, as well as to the members of our touring crew, who need money for bills, rent, food, and to support their families. In fact, as an organization, we decided to pause on taking any payment during and leading up to this crisis. Since last Thanksgiving through this present fundraiser initiative, we will direct 100% net Bassnectar proceeds to our favorite charities, as well as to support our year-round employees and tour production staff – MERCH LINK IN BIO! . We’re all one big family, in this together.
Bassnectar also detailed how he found a way to pay his touring production staff. Without live concerts, the income his crew planned to use on bills and payments is non-existent. That being so, he’s decided to direct all the profits that he makes from songs, merchandise, and more to continue paying his crew.
Bassnectar’s decision to donate all of his profits to his crew could be in response to the peak of the online concert live stream. We love the idea behind live streams… With live streams we work to keep people inside, happy, and active. Bassnectar took this idea to the next level and found a way to directly support his unemployed team members.
“We’re all one big family, in this together.”
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