Gotye Among Artists Featured on ‘Tunes for Change’ Charity Compilation
Gotye has donated a song to the Australian charity compilation ‘Tunes for Change.’ The collection will also feature tracks from New Zealand singer-songwriter Ladyhawke, Australian musician Washington, Seeker Lover Keeper and more.
Gotye tweeted about his ties to the project and has lent his song ‘Bronte’ to the compilation, which originally appeared on the Belgium-born singer’s breakthrough album, ‘Making Mirrors.’ Ladyhawke’s hit ‘Delrium’ can also be found on the record, which is available as a digital download on Tunes for Change’s official website. Fans can preview a minute of each song and decide how much they want to donate to receive the entire album.
Tunes For Change is a non-profit organization “that promotes peace, human-rights, free-speech, environmental sustainability, artistic growth and excellence, media accountability, and physical and mental well-being for all.” Each song is donated for a three-month period and installments are released four times a year. A different charity is selected with each new entry into the series, and 100 percent of the profits are given to their respective groups.
There have been three ‘Tunes for Change’ albums to date. Once the three-month donation period has passed, those compilations are no longer available for sale. Past artists have included Nick Cave, Angus and Julia Stone, Missy Higgins, John Butler Trio and more.