It’s difficult to fathom the severity of the wildfires in Australia that have spread over the last couple of weeks. Burning more than 12 million acres of land across the country, the wildlife loss has been equally devastating. As fires increasingly plague Australia it’s become more challenging to provide the support necessary for recovery. In light of this devastating natural disaster, artists have taken to social media to raise awareness.
For one, Flume has pledged to donate $100,000 to rescue injured and displaced wildlife. He also provided political context on his Instagram story, calling for increased environmental protections. Moreover, the post highlighted other notable relief organizations in Australia.
Nina Las Vegas also announced proceeds from her entire label would support relief efforts. Outspoken in her criticism of the Australian government, she rallies for accountability in the political system for denying the increasingly catastrophic effects of climate change.
For the next little bit @nlvrecords will be donating 100% of @Bandcamp profits to @NSWRFS, Country Fire Association and Red Cross for the sales of 2019 releases by @ninajirachi, @strictface, @lewiscancut, @swickswick & myself.
— Nina Las Vegas (@ninalasvegas) January 4, 2020
Alison Wonderland also announced she will donate her merch profits to rural firefighters. She scrapped her new Valentine’s Day shirt for a new design slated to release tomorrow on her website. Ahead of her recent feature in the lineup announcement for Beyond Wonderland, she’s focused on instead raising awareness for her home country.
Other artists are also getting creative in supporting Australia, as SVDDEN DEATH promised to drop an unreleased song to anyone donating $10 for the cause. Similarly, Luca Lush has also promised an unreleased track to incentivize donations.
Along with crowdfunding efforts around the country, countless artists have raised awareness for Australia. Big-name EDM artists David Guetta, Fisher, and Steve Aoki have all offered statements giving their best.
As the fires begin to calm down and efforts shift to rebuilding, we hope the support continues building as well.
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