Consequence announces “Protect Live Music” Livestream benefiting NIVA’s Emergency Relief Fund
Consequence of Sound is relaunching this week as Consequence (https://consequence.net/)
In 2007 Consequence of Sound was founded with a focus on live music. Much has changed in the nearly 15 years since, but Consequence’s passion for live music remains as strong as ever. To that point, at the beginning of the pandemic, Consequence launched its “Protect Live Music” campaign, donating 50% of proceeds from its web store to independent artists and music venues, while also partnering with artists to create unique revenue opportunities in the absence of touring. Consequence’s first such artist collaboration, GWAR’s Bud of Gods CBD and merch capsule, launched last month.
Taking place Friday, April 9th and Saturday April 10th beginning at 5pm ET, Consequence’s “Protect Live Music” livestream will feature over 90 artists delivering exclusive performances and testimonials in celebration of independent music The event is free to stream; click here to gain access.
Many of the artists featured have a unique connection to Consequence and its history, such as having previously been featured as an Artist of the Month, participating in a past offline event, and/or being responsible for some of Consequence’s favorite music of the last 15 years.
The diverse lineup includes Manchester Orchestra, Spoon, Fontaines D.C., Bachelor (Jay Som/Palehound), Julien Baker, Jon Batiste, Portugal. The Man, Real Estate, Wolfgang Van Halen, Myles Kennedy, Andrew Bird and Jimbo Mathus, Glass Animals, The Melvins, Jeff Rosenstock, Black Country, New Road, PUP, Sinkane, Bomba Estéreo, The Districts, Low Cut Connie, Cloud Nothings, Rodrigo y Gabriela, Songhoy Blues, Amigo the Devil, Ben Kweller, together PANGEA, Sarah Jarosz, Lady Lamb, White Reaper, Brian Fallon, Hiss Golden Messenger, Shovels & Rope, SAD13, Beach Bunny, and many more.
Proceeds from the event will benefit the National Independent Venue Association (NIVA). Donations can be made here. Additionally, all proceeds from sales of Consequence’s Protect Live Music merch line during the event will go to support NIVA.
“The artists Consequence covers are the artists that are the heart and soul of independent venues. While we can’t wait to welcome them back, this fundraiser will help us hold on until it’s safe to be together again in real life,” said Stephen Sternschein, founding board member of NIVA and managing partner of Heard Presents in Austin.
This weekend’s livestream is also a celebration of Consequence’s rebrand and website relaunch (which includes a brand new URL: https://consequenceofsound.net
“Live music has always been the lifeblood of Consequence,” says Alex Young, Founder and Publisher of Consequence, “so I can’t imagine a better way to celebrate the next stage of our existence than by gathering together some of our favorite artists from the last 15 years for a weekend of live music.”