Distributor in charity move

Music sales website Beatportal have decided to donate all profits from today's (March 21st) traffic to charities in Japan.

The disaster in Japan has shocked the world. To witness a modern, fully industrialised country succumb to a tsunami has left an indelible impression, with apocalyptic images flooding the news screens.

Charities are rushing to help the country, with Japanese authorities struggling to cope with the scale of the disaster. Funds are desperately needed, with Fabric recently hosting a charity night starring Basement Jaxx, Ashley Beedle and more.

Now music distribution service Beatportal have decided to donate all profits from today's traffic (March 21st). In a statement the website explained:

"Beyond the fact that electronic dance music as we know it wouldn’t exist without Japan’s contributions over the years—just consider the numbers 303, 808, and 909—the ongoing crisis in Japan affects us all, on a purely human scale. For that reason, on Monday, March 21st, Beatport will donate 100% of our day’s net proceeds to Japanese relief efforts."

Beatportal are joining with the Red Cross, who are working on the ground in Japan. "Donations will be sent to the American Red Cross, Mile High Chapter, to be directed to the Japanese Earthquake and Pacific Tsunami Relief."

Can't find anything on the site you want to download? There are other options.

"You can help the victims of the recent Japanese earthquake and tsunami by making a financial gift to the American Red Cross’ Japanese Earthquake and Pacific Tsunami Relief fund, which will provide immediate relief and long-term support through supplies, technical assistance and other support to help those in need."

Visit the Red Cross website HERE.

For more on the Beatportal campaign click HERE.

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