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When Artist write a song for a cause

  • 02-03-2022 8:23pm
    Registered Users Posts: 9,717 ✭✭✭ YFlyer

    How much do they pass over?


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,177 ✭✭✭ Fandymo

  • Registered Users Posts: 9,717 ✭✭✭ YFlyer

  • Registered Users Posts: 4,177 ✭✭✭ Fandymo

    "19-year-old Irish musician and songwriter Lauran Beth has assembled some of Ireland’s greatest musical talents to create a beautiful and uplifting rendition of John Lennon’s posthumously released classic ‘Real Love’. All proceeds generated from the sales, streams and donations surrounding the single release and video will go directly to Barnardos Children’s Charity."

    "Leeds-based Get Your Media has created a video for ‘Rate My Takeaway’ YouTube personality Danny Malin, for his Christmas charity single. The video was shot in locations around Leeds in seven days and all proceeds from the single will go to charities Trussell Trust and MIND."

    George Harrison: Bangla Desh

    Recorded to raise awareness about the plight of millions of refugees affected by the 1970 Bhola cyclone and 1971 outbreak of the Bangladesh Liberation War, this is first nonprofit song to be recorded.

    Elton John: Candle in the Wind 1997

    Princess Diana was renowned for her work supporting humanitarian causes and nonprofit organisations.

    It’s fitting then that one of the highest-selling songs of all time is a not for profit re-release by Elton John which was re-recorded in 1997 as a tribute to Diana, after her death in August that year.

    Taylor Swift: Ronan

    Before Taylor Swift was the biggest pop star on the planet she was a country star with one of the biggest hearts in pop. Ronan written by Swift after she read about four-year-old Ronan Thompson’s death from neuroblastoma.

    This single was released a year after Ronan’s 2011 passing and all of the proceeds went towards the fight against cancer

    Michael Jackson: Heal The World

    Heal The World hit the shelves in 1992. It was the fifth single from the King of Pop’s eighth studio album, Dangerous, but is most famous for have the proceeds of its sale paid to the the Heal the World Foundation, a non profit organisation set up by Michael Jackson to help end poverty.

    S Club 7: Never Had a Dream Come True

    Since 1980, UK charity telethon, Children In Need, has helped to raise more than £950 million to help disadvantaged children and young people from the UK.

    Never Had a Dream Come True was the official BBC non profit song for the 2000 Children In Need telethon, which raised a total of £20,000,000

  • Registered Users Posts: 9,717 ✭✭✭ YFlyer

  • Posts: 1,010 ✭✭✭ [Deleted User]

    cringe in general

    Bob Dylan's Hurricane is a good example. detailed wikipedia entry,

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  • Registered Users Posts: 9,717 ✭✭✭ YFlyer

  • Registered Users Posts: 10,204 ✭✭✭✭ maccored

    songwriters will donate earnings from periods within the song's lifetime, but they rarely sign over the actual writing credits themselves.