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Ukraine: Resources, Releases, Events And Livestreams
The Quietus , March 4th, 2022 12:31

As the music community comes together to raise money for victims of Russia's invasion of Ukraine, we round up resources on how you can help

Following Russia's invasion of Ukraine, and the displacement of more than a million Ukrainians from their home country, tQ is putting together a continuous guide of charity releases, events, livestreams, fundraisers and resources from the music community to help those affected.

We'll continue to update this post as more material comes through. If you are a record label, artist or promoter that is raising money in some way for organisations helping those affected by the war, feel free to let us know by emailing Keep reading below for the latest information, and find a list of key charities and donation-based NGOs to support here. Keep up to date with protest demonstrations taking place near you here, and find a guide on further ways you can help Ukraine, with local tips for a number of nations, here.

Last updated: 12.31pm GMT, March 4

March 4

• The Ukrainian label Standard Deviation, connected to Kyiv club ∄, has linked up with another Ukrainian label, Mystictrax, to put together a 65-track compilation, РАЗОМ ЗА УКРАЇНУ / TOGETHER FOR UKRAINE. Proceeds from sales of the compilation will go to Return Alive, National Bank Of Ukraine Fundraising Account For Humanitarian Assistance, Ukraine Pride and Voices Of The Children. The compilation includes new tracks by Ben Sims, DJ Marcelle, eea (FKA M.E.S.H.), Flora Yin Wong, Terence Fixmer and more. Find the release on Bandcamp here.

• Paula Temple is directing 100 percent of proceeds from sales of previously unreleased track 'RESIST' to Gostomel Animal Shelter in Ukraine. Find the release on Bandcamp here.

• Unsound is donating 100 percent of proceeds from sales on its Bandcamp page and online store for the next week to Kraków-based Salam Lab, an organisation supporting Ukrainian refugees directly via its fundraiser. Find more information here.

• tQ has published a guide to 11 releases, available on today's Bandcamp fee-waive day, fundraising for Ukrainian organisations supporting those affected by the war. Find it here.

March 3

• Hyperdub will mark Bandcamp's latest fee-waive day on Friday, March 4 by donating 50 percent of sales via the platform (the label's share) on the day to charities supporting people in Ukraine, the label has confirmed via Twitter.

• Manchester venue Hidden is hosting a fundraising event, Sounds Of Manchester, on April 14, featuring a lineup that is yet to be announced. Local promoters such as Meat Free, Homoelectric, Zutekh!, High Hoops and Kiss Me Again are all involved, and all ticket proceeds will be donated to British Red Cross, Save The Children and UNICEF Ukraine. Proceeds from sales of tickets will all be released in advance of the event so that the charities receive the money as soon as possible. Get tickets here.

• Skee Mask has released a compilation of previously unreleased tracks produced between 2015 and 2019. All earnings from sales of A will be donated to humanitarian Ukraine relief organisations, the producer says. Find the release on Bandcamp here.

• Marco Shuttle has released an EP, 4UKRAINE, from which all proceeds will go to Ukrainian organisation Voices Of The Children. Find the release on Bandcamp here.

March 2

• Latvia-based hardware synth company Erica Synths is donating all of its income, including its own manufacturing costs, to Ukrainian humanitarian aid organisations. The company says the donations will continue until all stock is sold out. Visit Erica Synths' online store to support its Music For Peace initiative.

• London's Space289 is hosting a fundraising event on March 11, with all proceeds from ticket sales and the bar set to be donated to Vostok SOS and Ukrainian Red Cross. Giant Swan, DJ Bus Replacement Service, Bok Bok and a special guest affiliated with Hessle Audio and Timedance will DJ at the event. Get tickets here.

March 1

• Swedish label Northern Electronics has released a 34-track compilation, A Dove Has Spread Her Wings: Relief For Ukraine, from which all proceeds will go to UNICEF Ukraine. It includes new cuts by Daniel Avery, Donato Dozzy, Varg and more. Find the release on Bandcamp here.

• London-based protest and music collective R3 Soundsystem is putting on a fundraising event at London's Venue MOT on March 11. Guests will include Róisín Murphy, The Blessed Madonna, Hot Chip and Craig Richards, and money raised from the event will go to Bündnis Entwicklung Hilft (Alliance for Development Help), Fulcrum UA and All Out "to provide humanitarian help on the ground, and support people in Ukraine and refugees in the neighbouring countries that they are fleeing to." Get tickets here.

• Russian label Gost Zvuk has released a 32-track compilation, STOP THE WAR!, from which all proceeds will go to "humanitarian funds helping those in need." It includes music by Perila, Hoavi and more. Find the release on Bandcamp here.

• An open source spreadsheet has been shared online, featuring a list of Ukrainian artists and record labels whose music you can support right now in order to directly get funds to them. The spreadsheet, which you can find here, includes Bandcamp links for the artists and labels, as well as a list of charities supporting those affected by Russia's invasion of Ukraine.