Atlanta, GA, December 11, 2015 --(PR.com
)-- When CBM Records President and Founder Kimberly James heard of the attack at the Paris' Bataclan and the death of the Eagles of Death Metal’s merchandise manager Nick Alexander, she was sitting on her porch of her home with one of her own bands, preparing to go into the studio to record. They sat in stunned silence watching and reading as the news came through, and all anyone could think of is the fact that it could have been any one of them, especially the band she was with at the time, Three Beards, headed by a military vet featured in TIME magazine and gaining notoriety for his song on PTSD. She looked up at her artist and exclaimed, “I worry about this with you constantly.”
The day after, Kimberly sent an email out to her bands, telling them that she felt they all had to do something, and asking if her artists would be willing to give up a year of the royalties of one of their songs, and reaching out to their distributor for them to also join the bands and label in doing so. No one said no, and the plan was hatched to do a compilation CD of their songs and give over the money to Nick’s cause.
Several days later, CBM Records A&R Benjamin Baeumert, heard of the Eagles of Death Metal’s call for all bands (here) of every genre to cover their song “I Love You All The Time,” and he contacted Kimberly about it and the label decided to also have every band on the label record the song with their producers across the country as well as producer Mark Kueffner of MK Productions (www.markkueffner.com), who is providing his recording completely at no charge to the label bands, and release them with all proceeds going to the EODM’s Paris Charity. The bands and label are still also contributing their songs on the compilation CD as well and a year of the royalties from that also, and the label and it’s partners have also teamed up with Metal-The Tour (http://www.metaltheband.com/) to bring a concert to the LA area hopefully in January or February with multiple stars on the tour, including Lita Ford and Kip Winger.
Each band on the label will be putting their own spin on the song and recording it to be released soon on CBM Records (www.cbmrecordsllc.com), and the band's, label as well as distribution will be handing over all money made from sales to the cause. Says CBM Records President Kimberly James, “This really hit home for us, especially me. Music saved my life, and I was completely angered that senseless acts were taken in a place where people come together to enjoy our industry. After, when I saw these insane people putting out videos burning drums and stating that they would silence us, I just felt that we as a unit here at the label had to do something and make a statement. We can not let people like that silence music. Music has broken through walls in the darkest of countries and saved lives. It’s lasted through time, and made statements that many refuse to make in person.”
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