Steve Aoki Pledges to Match Donations up to $36,000 For His Birthday
LOS ANGELES - November 26, 2013 - Music for Relief (MFR) is responding to Typhoon Haiyan to provide immediate relief to the 11.8 million people who have been impacted by the storm, which has caused flooding, landslides and massive destruction. MFR is partnering with International Medical Corps on the ground to immediately deliver critical medicines and emergency medical services with an emphasis on water, sanitation and disease prevention efforts. Due to contaminated water, there is a high risk of infectious disease outbreaks throughout storm-affected areas.
In celebration of his 36th birthday, Steve Aoki has pledged to match up to $36,000 in donations to Music for Relief for Typhoon Haiyan Relief ($1k for every year he’s been alive). That means that with the help of his fans, $72,000 will go to the Philippines to provide urgent medical treatment, medicine, and supplies to the survivors of the typhoon. Whoever donates or raises the most money for Steve Aoki's Birthday for Relief will win a trip to see Steve perform on New Year’s Eve in Cancun, Mexico. Promoter for the New Year’s Eve show, Carlos Anaya of Alive Entertainment, has generously committed an additional $10,000 to the cause.
Those who want to help can start their own fundraising page here by clicking Fundraise for this Campaign. The person who raises the most for Typhoon Relief by December 20th will get the free trip.
Anyone can donate to the cause here. Every dollar will be matched by Steve and the funds will help International Medical Corps provide life-saving medical treatment on the ground with an emphasis on water, sanitation and disease prevention efforts.
Music for Relief is a non-profit charity organization founded by rock band Linkin Park, and dedicated to providing aid to survivors of natural disasters, and the prevention of such disasters. Other artists and celebrities supporting the effort include Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Enrique Iglesias, Thirty Seconds to Mars, Celine Dion and more.
Supporters can make a donation here to be entered to win rewards from the artists listed above: http://www.crowdrise.com/musicforrelieftyphoonhaiyan
Additionally, the Facebook game LP Recharge has created a t-shirt to benefit Philippine Typhoon Relief. The shirt includes an added power up, and all proceeds minus Facebook fee deduction will go to Music for Relief.
You can play the game and get the shirt here: http://bit.ly/LPRechargePhilippineShirt
About Steve Aoki: Steve Aoki is a Grammy-nominated international producer/DJ, electronic dance music entrepreneur, and founder of the trendsetting record label, events/lifestyle company, and apparel line Dim Mak. Since launching in 1996, Dim Mak has broken bands such as Bloc Party, The Bloody Beetroots, Klaxons, and The Gossip through deftly marketed single and full-length releases and now has nearly 500 releases to date. As a solo artist, Aoki has become a force of nature averaging over 250 tour dates per year. In 2012, Aoki took his incredible career to the next level with his first proper full-length release Wonderland (Ultra Music/Dim Mak), followed by Wonderland Remixed, and his live concert DVD Deadmeat: Live at Roseland Ballroom, along with various singles, remixes and EPs, all of which brought together a lifetime’s worth of passion for bands, DJs, and artists of all stripes. Aoki also headlined the successful Deadmeat North American Tour in 2012, which boasted over 50 tour dates resulting in his being named Pollstar’s highest grossing dance act for the first half of the year and landing him a cover feature. Currently, Aoki is working on his follow-up album Neon Future, scheduled for release in 2014 via Ultra Music/Dim Mak, and is touring on his Aokify America North American Tour this fall featuring Borgore, Waka Flocka Flame, and special guest Pharrell Williams (on select dates). His most recent releases include: new single “Bring You To Life (Transcend)” with house producer Rune RK featuring vocalist RAS, out now on Dim Mak Records; the massive Linkin Park collaboration "A Light That Never Comes," out now on Machine Shop Recordings/Warner Bros. Records; “Boneless,” a collaboration with Chris Lake and Tujamo (Ultra Music), which hit #1 on Beatport; and several upcoming projects for Dim Mak and Ultra Music.
About International Medical Corps: Since its inception nearly 30 years ago, International Medical Corps’ mission has been consistent: relieve the suffering of those impacted by war, natural disaster, and disease, by delivering vital health care services and sustainable development projects that focus on training. This approach of helping people help themselves is critical to returning devastated populations to self-reliance. For more information visit: www.InternationalMedicalCorps.org. Also see us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.