Music doesn’t happen for free. Musicians and their supporters dedicate countless hours of their time, as well as their own money, to record and perform the music you enjoy. In the holiday season, we all have many charitable organizations asking for help. Many of the organizations featured on Avant Music News operate on a shoestring budget or lose money. If you are fortunate to have more than you need this year, please consider donating – even a small amount – to one or more of the following:
Arts For Art (the people behind New York’s Vision Festival)
New York’s Issue Project Room
Anthony Braxton’s Tricentric Foundation
The Deep Listening Institute
Philadelphia’s Ars Nova Workshop
These are just a few worthwhile organizations, and many more exist. Outside of the music space, some of my favorites are Wikipedia and the Khan Academy, which are democratizing education for the world, and in turn, making the world a better place.