A streaming benefit concert for those affected by the Paris terrorist attacks will be held Jan. 30, organizers say.
Streaming for Paris started as an idea by a group of industry professionals and nonprofits shortly after the Nov. 13 attacks in Paris. They hope to raise at least $55,000, according to a press release.
Lauren D’Imperio, a recent college graduate and musician, wanted to do something that endures the memories of both Nohemi Gonzalez, a Long Beach State design student, and Nick Alexander, the merchandise manager of American Band the Eagles of Death Metal, both of whom were killed in Paris attacks.
“I’m 23, and I’m a musician,” D’Imperio said. “It could have been me; it could have been my brother. This really hit home for me.”
D’Imperio and Quiana Williams founded Protect Our Futures in July. The group focuses on promoting artists’ rights, raising awareness on important issues such as internet safety and internet piracy, and raising social consciousness by paying it forward to local charities. D’Imperio reached out to a local industry leaders for support on the project.
CBM Records, Protect Our Futures, Privi Global Services, Get The Horns Productions and Streaming for Charity combined forces when D’Imperio and Kimberly James, of CBM Records, approached Streaming for Charity, and the #StreamingForParis concert was born.
Streaming for Charity allows charities, events and celebrities to stream a 30-minute online concert, with the proceeds benefiting the charity of the programmer’s choosing.
“Lauren will host and perform the first segment of this event,” James said. “The rest of the online concert will include CBM Records artists and musicians from across the country.”
Spaceship Days, Three Beards, My Rebel Episode and Winter Circle are some of the bands scheduled to play Jan. 30 online.
CBM Records, its distributors and bands will also release several compilation CDs in the beginning of the year. Artists will set aside royalties for at least one year, a press release said.
All who want to donate to the cause can gain access to the Jan. 30 streamed concert with a $5 donation via text or mobile link by texting SFC to 234-244-7283 (you will get a text back with a link and instructions to donate) or by visiting www.streamingforcharity.com