October 13th, 2009
CASH Music is a nonprofit organization building open-source tools and services to benefit artists and music organizations. It’s their belief that the need for technology should never get in the way of promotion, distribution, or support of great music. These tools include utilities like download codes, list managers, music streamers, and interface elements, but also larger tools like asset and content management systems. Together they will form an open front-end and back-end platform that add up to a larger vision. And being open source, all tools will be freely available to the public as full releases roll out. We here at Asthmatic Kitty like the sound of that and are excited to support CASH Music in their fundraising efforts.
With the help of numerous artists, labels, managers and an assorted group of committed music people, they’ve put together some exciting packages that will inspire you to help CASH at a crucial time of their development. There will be an online raffle at cashmusic.org for great/rare items and opportunities from the likes of Kristin Hersh, Deerhoof, Mission of Burma, MGMT, Xiu Xiu, Thao with The Get Down Stay Down, and Portugal The Man to name a few. The list of items and offerings in this raffle range from vinyl test pressings to homemade cookies to an in-studio performance for 10 people. Throughout October new items will be added until winners are announced on November 1. Along with the raffle the CASH Music fundraiser will be featuring limited signed art prints by our own DM Stith, Rob Fisk (Common Eider King Eider, ex-Deerhoof), and Charlie Salas-Humara (Panther).