Songs with a Purpose (SWAP) is a non-profit organization/hub that encourages music artists to donate a majority of their earnings for a set amount of time to a wide array of deserving charities/organizations.
HOW IT WORKS:
Bands/artists can either choose to pledge their entire discography, or specific songs/EPs/albums, and a percentage of earnings from said discography across all platforms (Spotify, iTunes, Bandcamp, etc), over a designated amount of time, will towards a charity/organization of their choosing.
(EX. ____% OF PROFITS MADE FROM _______'S "__________" ACROSS ALL PLATFORMS OVER THE NEXT _______ WILL GO TOWARDS ________)
After that time has passed, the remaining percentage will be split equally between swap and the artist, and artists will have the option to renew their pledge for however long they choose.
NOTE: IF ANY ARTISTS ARE USING A THIRD-PARTY DISTRIBUTOR TO RELEASE THEIR MUSIC ON SPOTIFY/ITUNES/ETC (EX: DISTROKID), IT IS POSSIBLE YOUR EARNINGS REPORTS COULD BE ON A TWO-TO-THREE MONTH DELAY. IF THAT IS THE CASE, WE ASK THAT YOU EITHER DONATE YOUR EARNINGS FROM THE MOST-RECENTLY REPORTED MONTH, OR DIRECT YOUR FANS TO DONATE ON PLATFORMS LIKE BANDCAMP, WHERE SALES ARE EARNED/reported IMMEDIATELY.
Though, if you would rather donate directly to any of the charities/organizations that our artists have chosen, links will be included directly on each artist's page, and in a consistently updated master list under the CAUSES tab, which you can refer to/share with friends and family as needed.
Additionally, IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO DONATE to SONGS WITH A PURPOSE directly, in order to help our organization grow and keep us working with musical artists and charities/organizations of all kinds, you can visit our donate tab, which will take you directly to our custom paypal.me link.