Community Service: Donation Music

Donation through music. It’s a phrase put into actual practice by the NPO of similar name, Donation Music. It was founded in June of 2010 with the belief that love for and enjoyment of music would tie in organically with social contribution.

The allocation of funds from music charity has not always been transparent until now; the statement, “a portion of proceeds will be donated,” makes you wonder. Donation Music takes a different tack, and is not interested in using charity as a way to drive sales. All royalties from the music are donated to other NPOs and NGOs (although it varies by song, royalties paid to artists or creators for distributed music can be as high as 50%). This system has many merits for the artists, businesses and individuals, and has established a way to ensure sustainable philanthropic activity in today’s society.

This project is made possible through the auspices of a variety of artists and organizations that pair together. Examples include AC Japan and Doctors Without Borders with Amami-oshima singer Kizuki Minami; Soka Mocka (a chemical-free sunscreen) and environmentalist C.W. Nicols’s forest foundation with Sakamoto Miu; the cabinet of the central government and a suicide prevention center with Wakaba. The foundation has also released Japan’s first “donation book” for the ipad (¥450). For more information, visit their website, and be generous with the clicks!



多様なアーティストと団体によるプロジェクトが実施されてきた。ACジャパン x 国境なき医師団(CMソング:城南海)、草花木果(自然派化粧品) x C.W.ニコルアファンの森財団(CMソング:坂本美雨)、内閣府 x いのちの電話/自殺防止センター(CMソング:ワカバ)など。最近は日本初の”ドネーションブック”「アファンの森のキコル春編」(iPadアプリ 税込450円)もリリースされた。ぜひURLをチェックしてみて。気に入ったら気軽にクリックしよう。

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