Deerhoof, Water From Your Eyes, Dan Deacon and More Contribute to May Day Music: Listen
Deerhoof, Water From Your Eyes, Dan Deacon, Pile and others contributed to a new compilation to benefit strike funds. It’s titled May Day Music: A Compilation of Benefits for Strike Funds and Artists, and the 47-track collection includes other contributions from Empath, Palberta, Radiator Hospital and Ryan Pollie. It arrives via Gardenhead Records of Washington, DC. Check it out in full below.
The compilation comes on International Workers Day, popularly known as May Day. Last year, Gardenhead put together another compilation to benefit youth-led climate change organization the Sunrise Movement. Among recent unionizations at Starbucks and Amazon, artists and music industry workers have been part of a resurgent labor movement in the United States, with the Union of Musicians and Allied Workers launching in spring 2020. Last March, Secretly Group employees announced plans to form a union, and their contract is still being negotiated. Spotify and Gimlet employees saw their first contracts ratified last April.
Read the Pitchfork article “What does the Secretly Group union mean for the independent music industry?” in the field.