Independent artist Blue Stahli (aka Bret), is leading a charity campaign this week (Aug 29 – Sept 4) to raise support and awareness for not only his debut album, but for donations to Free Arts for Abused Children, which is a cause that hits close to home and that Bret is passionate about. Using a Pay-What-You-Want Model ($1.99 minimum) powered by Fan-It from the recent start-up YAWMA with 25% of all donations going to Charity, fans can snag up the 10-track debut Blue Stahli album, along with 2 bonus tracks, including an alt acoustic version of a track plus an unreleased instrumental track from an upcoming album.
As a special incentive to participate in the event, a $1,000 goal was set (and quickly achieved) to unlock a special acoustic YouTube performance of a song of choice from fans and a Top Donor prize was set to award the largest contributor with a personalized private video performance of an additional song.
As of day 1 of the 7 day campaign, the event has already received $5,000 in donations and is quickly gaining traction amongst tweeters and gamers, including World-of-Warcraft legend Swifty, who will have soon posted his own support video for the campaign on his popular YouTube Channel (http://www.youtube.com/johnsju, which has received over 45 million views).
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ABOUT BLUE STAHLI
The sole member of Blue Stahli, Bret, comes from a background of fetish burlesque troupes, drag queen fronted punk bands and believes that he is visited in his dreams by the ghost of William S. Burroughs.
The music of Blue Stahli is not only meant to be aggressive, artistic, and full of piss’n’vinegar, but also vividly cinematic and wildly epic. Trailers and promos for films such as “Tron Legacy”, “The Tourist”, “Jonah Hex” and “The Final Destination” all the way to TV shows like “America’s Next Top Model”, “Bones” and “Criminal Minds” feature Blue Stahli to create an exciting musical backdrop. Video games like “Dead Rising 2″ and ads for Victoria’s Secret have also utilized the music of Blue Stahli to inject their productions with rawness and energy. Either that, or a family member was held for ransom. Bret has never been successfully prosecuted, so we may never know.
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ABOUT FREE ARTS FOR ABUSED CHILDREN
For more than 30 years, Free Arts for Abused Children has been delivering on our philosophy that “ART HEALS!” This is what drives our organization, a network of passionate and concerned individuals coming together to share the healing power of art. Free Arts is dedicated to delivering volunteer-driven arts programs to abused, homeless and at-risk children throughout greater Los Angeles.
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YAWMA is a unique digital store for discovering and sharing awesome independent music & games. FanIt is our new platform that offers great deals and unique opportunities for a short time only, connecting fans with bands and raising money for charity. It’s sort of like Groupon meets Kickstarter; it’s fun, it’s social, and everyone wins!
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