These are trying times for us all. Collective shock, and the new realities are hard for everyone to comprehend.
Thankfully we still have our community.
The artists, musicians, songwriters, venues, sound techs, bar staff, club volunteers, festivals, and the people who drive us home safely after a night of music.
Back in March, 2020, when Peter Stone from 100 mile house approached us to see if we could join them in helping the community, we decided that for a limited time, and on select CD titles in our catalogue, Fallen Tree Records would collect no profit from sales on our website, passing those monies on to the artists or their chosen beneficiaries – the people in our community who have been most impacted by cancelled shows, venue lockdowns, and the loss of off-stage sales.
That initiative is allowing us to give over $500 back to the artists.
Going forward (from October 1), instead of having select titles on discount, we will continue to give back on all our titles sold through our website on specific days – the first Friday of each month, at least until the end of the year (2020).
If you purchased one of our Artist Aid CDs, or support us on the first Friday of the month, all we are deducting is the tax, shipping, packaging, credit card processing fees and manufacturing costs, the rest is going to the artists, songwriters and those in the community they feel need it most.
If you’re in that community, see this great resource from CIMA, of support options during these times.