Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Artists launch I Wrote You a Song, trading art for political action

Musician Jack Dolgen (Maricopa, Sam Champion) had a song and an idea: use his track to raise money for Barack Obama after a run in with the man himself.

He told Barack, "You've been running, I've been recording."

The first song to be released from that recording project is, "Daytime," a song about bridging divides and coming together.

As he and designer Andrew Ackermann tossed the concept around to their friends in the music and design worlds, one man's idea grew into an organization called I Wrote You a Song: trading art for political action.

The first campaign is which will feature daily contributions from artists like Maricopa, Jens Lekman, Sam Champion, Antibalis, Via Audio, Northern State, Frank Bango, Sono Oto, Bryan Scary & The Shredding Tears, The Jealous Girlfriends, and many, many more!

The effort is ongoing and will continue to review and post contributions from artists till Election uses music and design to bring people from around the world together under one banner and channel their energy into a unified force. is an ever-expanding archive of free, exclusive mp3s, each with its own individual art, meant to build funds, excitement and action for the Obama campaign.

The political change we're working towards won't come by itself. The more downloads we get, the larger our impact can be, so spread the word!These are unreleased tracks and demos, only available here, and only available now, so plug in your headphones and make a difference.

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