A SONG FOR GEORGE FLOYD
STARTING DATE: To be announced
Following the death of George Floyd there has been an international outcry and outpouring of support, love, compassion and solidarity. This incident has reopened and reignited the desire for human beings to say 'enough is enough', 'we cannot go on this way'. Music has always been a powerful way of doing this, as it is enduring, shareable and something everyone can be a part of.
Having read, listened to, and seen the news surrounding this heartbreaking incident, I felt moved to express my feelings through music on a Facebook live event to my Facebook friends, and as I contemplated how I wanted to do that, I felt I wanted to ask more people to join me. The response was beyond what I imagined, and what I could cope with, and so I reached out for people to help make this a reality, and once again people were so willing to come forward.
The event has grown and so I felt I needed to take a few days to figure out how it was going to all work.
-This will be a concert series streamed on social media platforms (Facebook/YouTube etc..). Performers are people I have reached out to on my Facebook page and asked 'do you want to get involved'. Being in the music business, many of my friends comprise of people involved in the music business in a major way; I also have friends who are excellent musicians, who do it on an amateur basis. The range of talent is amazing, and side by side will musicians of all walks of life, representing genres from all across the world, will come together.
-There is no money involved - no one is being paid, no commercial products, no fundraising, no monetisation, no product, business, or person being promoted.
This will be publicly expressed.
-In light of the above, all relevant permissions relating to use, rights, royalties and so forth will be obtained.
-All information relating to this event - for press, performers, links for viewing, can be found here.
Ken Burton (Jun 7 2020)
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