• News Seeds of Kindness Charity Album Announced: A Headling Touch

    A call for musicians has been sent out by the team over at Seeds of Kindness! Their new "A Healing Touch album needs your help to make it a huge success. Information on the project can all be found below the break for any composers out there interested in helping.

    Bronies for Good Charity Album:
    A Healing Touch

    Are you a musician with the desire to use your creativity to make the world a better place? Then come share your talents with Bronies for Good in our seventh Seeds of Kindness charity album (and eighth charity album overall), A Healing Touch.
    Seeds of Kindness is the sum of all of our fundraising efforts – charity auctions at conventions, online fundraisers, art projects, and of course music. The album is our flagship project, and each year, it kicks off a new fundraising season.

    We can’t do it without you.

    We are grateful for our fans’ generosity, and the fandom’s wonderful artists and musicians. It is through your kindness and efforts that Bronies for Good has been able to raise more than $300,000 since our conception in 2011. Thank you.

    What You Need to Know About the Fundraiser

    Our new album and fundraiser will launch on 9 December 2017. All proceeds will benefit the highly effective prevention program of the Against Malaria Foundation.

    The Music

    The Seeds of Kindness albums showcase the masterpieces of the pony community’s top music creators. These albums encompass genres from dance, to orchestral, to ska, to rock, to 80s metal, to hip-hop, and include contributions from musicians such as Forest Rain, Eile Monty, Cyril the Wolf, Carbon Maestro, Rhyme Flow, So Great and Powerful, Le Soldat Pony, MEMJ, Feather, and Makkon.  
    You can download all of our previous releases here when you make a donation.

    The Theme

    This year, the theme of the album is healing.

    It's a tumultuous period in human history that we live in. In these hard times, we could all use a little bit of healing.

    While there may not be any easy answers to our troubles or to the world’s, we can still reach out and extend a healing touch to those who need it most.

    That’s what Seeds of Kindness is all about – lending a helping hand by connecting the fandom with charitable organizations that make every penny count.

    The Charity

    The Against Malaria Foundation is ranked as one of the most effective charities in the world. They have a strong track record and a commitment to efficiency, program monitoring, and transparency.

    Over 200 million people contract malaria every year, and many who survive are locked in poverty due to expensive treatments. It is a permanent catastrophe.

    It is also easily preventable.

    As malaria-infected mosquitoes mostly bite at night, it can be prevented with cheap, long-lasting insecticidal nets. As little as $3 buys a net that will protect two people for three to four years and contribute to the permanent elimination of the disease. The efficiency of this form of intervention has been thoroughly proven.

    Instructions for Musicians

    The Timeline

    Soft deadline: 31 October 2017

    Hard deadline: 18 November 2017

    Release date: 9 December 2017

    What to Submit

    1. Pony and non-pony songs are equally welcome.
    2. No copyrighted material can be used, and we cannot accept entries that remix, sample, or cover the show, either. (Sorry!)
    3. Submitting a remix requires the permission of whomever owns the rights to the original material.
    4. Collabs are encouraged!
    5. Tone. There is no genre restriction besides common sense. Don’t make anything angry, creepy, or overly depressing, (but emotional is fine), and your song should have no problem fitting in.
    6. Length. There is no set length restriction. Long songs are just as welcome as shorter pieces are. However, the length of the song must be appropriate to what your song is seeking to accomplish. Don’t stretch or loop your song solely to fit a given length. This was perhaps the most common issue with submissions to previous albums.
    7. Number of Submissions. You can submit as many songs as you want (within reason). Two songs from the same artist can get in without any problem, but over that number (not counting collabs), we might only take the best two of them.

    How to Submit

    Please use this submission form to submit your song. If you have any trouble, please email us at smile.bfg@gmail.com, and we will help you out (Please don’t include attachments in the email, thanks).

    Things You Should Know

    1. For the sake of musicians who submit their songs early, there is a set release date.
    2. We recommend that you submit before the “soft deadline” so we can still give feedback on tracks that are close to making the cut.
    3. You may release your song as soon as the album is out, but please link the fundraiser instead of a direct MP3 download.
    4. We will continue to trust our fans to donate to download the album.
    5. You can upload your song on YouTube when the album is released, but please do not make your song public until the release date, thank you. However, feel free to upload previews or ask for feedback!

    If you have any questions, you can email us at smile.bfg@gmail.com. You can also join our official Skype group or our Discord group.