i am OTHER, Volume 2

by Jeff Ponchick in Announcements July 21, 2020

SUBMIT YOUR MUSIC TO BE PART OF “I AM OTHER, VOLUME 2” CURATED BY SOUNDCLOUD X I AM OTHER

Last week, we released “i am OTHER, Volume 1” to showcase the outpouring of creativity that’s come out of the coronavirus pandemic, with net proceeds benefiting Sweet Relief and Help Musicians. If you missed the launch, you can listen, learn more and meet the artists featured here.

While we’re still elevating these artists and very relevant tracks, we realize today’s social climate has spurred the creation of more music that needs to be heard. So today we’re expanding the partnership with Pharrell and i am OTHER by opening up submissions for our next compilation project: “i am OTHER, Volume 2.”

With the continued vision to ignite what’s next in music and provide opportunities to be for fresh, new talent to be discovered, Volume 2 will feature another crop of emerging artists hand-picked by i am OTHER and SoundCloud. For Volume 2, we’re looking for original tracks that are inspired by the current moment and climate, with a focus on the themes of empowerment, unity and social justice. Think your music is a good fit? Check out the submission process below and what you get if you’re selected.

How to submit your track for “i am OTHER, Volume 2”

  • Upload your track to SoundCloud and include the hashtag #SCxiamOTHER2. (A track should only be submitted once; multiple submissions of the same track will not be accepted.)
  • i am OTHER and SoundCloud will review submissions and select a minimum of 10 tracks from independent, emerging artists to be featured on “i am OTHER, Volume 2.”
  • In addition to a spot on the album, selected artists will be fast-tracked into SoundCloud’s premium marketing services program, Repost Select, and receive funding for upcoming projects from our recently announced $10M creator accelerator fund, along with additional promotion and marketing support.
  • Submissions are open until Friday, August 14th, and selected artists will be notified via SoundCloud in early September.

To celebrate the second compilation and elevate the important topic of social justice, SoundCloud collaborated with Pharrell’s Billionaire Boys Club brand on a limited edition t-shirt. All net proceeds will go to the New Virginia Majority Education Fund, a non-profit that builds power for social justice through year-round community organizing and voter mobilization in Virginia.

The design, by Dillon Sirimongkhon at BBC, features both brand logos, a pixelated globe and messaging that underscore SoundCloud and BBC’s shared belief in the universal healing power of music. You can get in on the presale beginning today at 12 p.m. EST.

“i am OTHER, Volume 2” will be available on SoundCloud and distributed to all streaming services via SoundCloud’s distribution and artist services offering, Repost Select, in October 2020. All net proceeds received from this project by SoundCloud and i am OTHER will go to charitable organizations advancing social justice.