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Secretly Canadian launches Our First 100 Days anti-Trump compilation

By | Published on Monday 23 January 2017

Our First 100 Days

US independent music firm Secretly Group has teamed up with the organisers of the previously reported ’30 Days, 30 Songs’ project to launch a new compilation called ‘Our First 100 Days’.

Sold via subscriptions, the project will release a new song for each of Donald Trump’s first 100 days as US president, with proceeds donated to causes deemed under threat from the new administration – including climate change, women’s rights, LGBT rights and immigration.

“I looked at what tools we had at hand and was sitting at lunch and thought, ‘Oh, we could do a 100 songs, he’s got his first 100 days, we have ours, let’s do some good work”, explains Secretly Canadian Publishing’s John Coombs to Billboard. “[Then] I realised it wasn’t my idea”, says Coombs. “The guys at ’30 Days, 30 Songs’, [Zeitgeist Management’s] Jordan Kurland and Pulitzer-prize winning author Dave Eggers, did a similar project leading up to the election”.

Coombs then got in touch with Kurland and Eggers and they came up with a plan to partner on this new project.

“It’s not a prerequisite to have politically-motivated songs and some of the charities are not political by design”, adds Coombs. “[The question is] how do we get more work out of our dollars? And to me that’s to donate to causes that support people who probably didn’t vote the same way as I. It’s small, I’m well aware of that, but it’s a step in the right direction to try and bridge the gap”.

So, for a minimum subscription of $30, you will receive a new song per day for 100 days (or 97 now, as Trump was inaugurated on Friday, of course). The project is already offering previously unreleased tracks form Angel Olsen, PWR BTTM and Avey Tare. Find out more and sign up here.

As previously reported, ’30 Days, 30 Songs’ was launched in October last year, leading up to the election – providing an anti-Trump song each day via a Spotify playlist. It quickly expanded beyond just 30 songs, as more and more artists rushed to contribute. It has now morphed into ‘1000 Days, 1000 Songs’, with the aim to provide a song for every day of Trump’s four year term. For the first 100 days, it will provide selections from the ‘Our First 100 Days’ compilation.