The local music community is coming together through Protosong, a new way of sharing music that supports leading charities in the Seattle area. On Wednesday, Sean “Big Daddy” Porter, (who has acted as tour manager for Adele and The Kooks), is introducing Protosong at a concert event at Nectar in Fremont. Protosong began when a group of college students wondered what the value of unheard music is. They asked “What will people pay for a song that’s never been heard before, and how can that value be put to good use?” The result is an online fundraising tool that the Seattle music community can use to combat human trafficking. A spokesperson for the organization says:
Here’s how it works: prominent artists donate unheard songs to a playlist held exclusively by Protosong, which Protosong advertises on its website during one of its month-long events. During the event, music fans can donate whatever they want to access this playlist through Protosong’s website. In essence, a user can pay one dollar for access to a collection of exclusive songs. When the event ends, Protosong releases its playlist to anyone who donated, and gives 100 percent of the money raised to causes that work against human trafficking in Seattle and to the artists who contributed to the playlist.
Wednesday’s acts include Wayfarer, The Cellar Door, Ethan Jennings, Josh Montoya and Edmund Wayne. Doors open at 6:30 at Nectar (412 North 36th Street) on May 23. Tickets are $10 at the door, and proceeds from the show benefit Protosong. The show is open to all ages. For more information email Megan: firstname.lastname@example.org.