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Dollar per Bass Head

Hello Bass Heads!

Here is the latest update on our ongoing creative process at the Bassnectar Labs. We are constantly formulating new ways to leverage the momentum of this music and culture, and to use that force to give back to the community.

Some of you have heard about our Dollar per Bass Head concept, and here is a bit more about it:

For every person who attends a Bassnectar event or show, we donate 1 dollar to nonprofit organizations in an effort to encourage giving, and to promote a strong, informed, empowered community. This concept is meaningful to us because it gives us an opportunity to come together and truly make a positive difference in the world. Here is how it works:

1. We collect and donate one dollar for every ticket sold, and send it to Air Traffic Control, a non profit organization that helps artists optimize their opportunities for social contribution.

2. Every time the Bass Bank reaches $50,000 we will present 3 different organizations that are doing amazing things to empower education, health, or community. On bassnectar.net you can learn about the organizations, what they do and how, and see how you can get involved if you are interested. This is not only a great way to give back, but it is also an awesome way to meet new friends, and to explore life OUTSIDE of the party.

3. We will hold a vote at bassnectar.net to place the organizations in order of preference.

4. The organization with the most votes will receive $25,000, the runner up will receive $15,000 and the third finalist will receive $10,000.

5. You can track the activity of each organization on bassnectar.net, stay involved throughout the year on our community comments board, and help us choose other candidates for upcoming rounds.

We are still developing how to make this project work best, so if you have any ideas, please send them over!

Thank you so much!

L

THIS CAMPAIGN IS NOW LIVE! CLICK HERE TO CAST YOUR VOTE AND HELP US DONATE $50K!


  • Alekkkkk

    Your awesome lorin

  • Rich_basscadet

    great idea! love the movement….by the way in case you forgot, you absolutely killed AC last weekend. i cant wait for Starscape

  • Sean

    way to give back!

  • DonkeyDubb

    I think this is a wonderful idea, but I think that you should look at what organization needs the money the most not just by how many people vote..that is a lot of money to give just make sure its going to the right place!!! :) very happy you the crew is doing this.

    • http://www.bassnectar.net LORIN

      all three finalists will be so good that there is no way to eff it up.

      the idea is that we have 3 organizations that are each SOOOOOO good, that we want to give ALL the money to each one individually, and like i said, we are focusing on organizations that empower healthier, better educated communities. this can mean non-corporate news (True & Relevant Information Distribution & Discussion) or it can mean some portal of advice for, like a free counselling system that focuses on how to strengthen your mind and emotions, or it could be some system of Youth Activities that legitimately creates amazing ways to spend your free time without the use of drugs (not cheeky shit, but REAL DEAL amazing ways to live life and love doing it)

      more soon

      • DonkeyDubb

        okay cool.

  • Shasta Lee

    Being able to experience a bassnectar show live creates such an absolute feeling of euphoria and liberation. No words could ever do justice to the composition and entirety of the experience, it's truly one of the world best kept secrets. Knowing that something I consider to be incomparable and a life altering experience also aids organizations that are doing good in the world completely solidifies my most basic love for not only the tunes, but Lorin & the crew. Lorin, you never cease to amaze me when it comes to selfless acts of kindness, your enthusiasm is contagious. I recently got into a discussion with my rents about my passionate love for bassnectar and they thought it was the coolest thing that you are so connected with your fans, so connected to positive energy and are willing to give and not just take. & I agree with them, it's, to me, a bigger deal than you think donating this money. It shows that what i'm so passionate about bounces off me and spreads like wildfire all while i get to have fun at a show. You're a great man Lorin, keep it up :)

  • emink

    please come back to orlando soon! your show sold out before i could get tix! :(

  • elijah z moreta

    come to asheville again i wanna c you please my friend forest tressider and his mom sunshine from garberville CA say hi

  • Austin

    Degage Ministries in Grand Rapids, Michigan is a worthy candidate for the Dollar per Bass Head idea. http://www.degageministries.or… – Check them out!

    • lesliebooher

      i don't know if it would be correct to donate a diverse group of bassheads money to a religious sect's cause.. perhaps something more secular and more inclusive? i love and encourage that we all want to help and provide inputs :)

      • http://www.bassnectar.net LORIN

        Definitely no religion.

        This operation is part democracy, part benevolent dictatorship
        ;)

        We will eventually develop an amazing system of nominating potential organizations, and at the end of it, i will choose the top 3 i like best

        :)

        Then yalls can vote on which order of preference. Twill be an awesome way to give back

        • Jcchase335

          haha! again, awesome.

  • Wingedfeet6

    JDRF, juvenile diabetes research foundation.

  • Anomlymusek

    THIS IS AWESOME

  • Katy

    How about a rainforest research center? It''s called Amigos de Iracambi and does tons of forest preservation. I'm actually finishing up a 2 month stint working there.

    http://www.iracambi.com/

  • dubz

    St Judes childrens cancer research hospital in Memphis, TN.

  • intoit

    you're gonna have to confess sooner or later that you're jesus coming back you know. lol. jokes

    • http://www.bassnectar.net LORIN

      if anything i would be the antichrist :)

      • Jcchase335

        Haha awesome

  • anonMous

    Nicely done, buddy. I really appreciate this, as will every community you help. Thank you.

  • Projektearthsearch

    give it all to the children…

  • Long Hair & Care

    Breaking New Grounds out of Louisville Ky is doing green things working to create jobs and food through sustainability

  • Kris

    How do we nominate a nonproft? I've got an amazing nonprofit in mind.

    • lesliebooher

      i don't know that the whole process is completely worked out yet, but im sure as soon as it is it will be revealed on here. for now you can throw your suggestion up as a comment and keep checking back for possible more formal means of nomination in the future.

      thats what i would do

    • http://www.bassnectar.net Ed Basscrew

      Thanks for getting involved Kris – see my above comment.

  • http://www.bassnectar.net Ed Basscrew

    The first round of three nominated organizations will be selected by the Bassnectar team and then put to the vote here on the website.

    In the future you will also be able to vote on the nomination process itself, so please save your recommendations for worthy organizations for when we launch that phase of the process!

  • Bhaley

    this is an awesome idea

  • http://twitter.com/yessicabrown Jessica Brown

    i wish i could work for you. :)

  • Genekj

    Id like to donate towards a cure for diabetes if that's possible : ) i have it myself and im sure it would makes alot of lives so much better. Knowing that you don't have to worry about the possibility of dying every day lol

  • Endthewarmachine!

    Lorin much thanx for spreading your message and love- keep it up bro! PeacE!!!

  • Gbnicholson1

    Love it bro. You are truly inspiring.

  • Brooke Kettering

    i think i aready suggested bonobo conservation initiative (bonobo.org)…but are you accepting suggestions for organizations again? i can explain why this one is worthy.

    • http://www.bassnectar.net Ed Basscrew

      Hi Brooke – We will be accepting nominations for organizations at a later date.

  • Tommy

    Great concept and empathy to a cause that is well deserved!!!!! my next question is will you please come to N.C. again soon? I missed your performance and would love to see you LIVE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thanks,

    Tommy

  • Gardubwes

    This world would be better if everyone would give something. but one qusestion how dose this work with festivles or dose it not

    • http://www.bassnectar.net LORIN

      does not work with festivals, only bassnectar events, but it includes our own 'in-house' special events and bass fests like Bass Center, Red Rocks, Bass Island, etc
      :)

      • Bhaley

        what is bass island?

        • basschronicles

          yeaaaaa where is this island and how do i get stranded on it?

  • Torin

    just out of curiosity, what programs do you enjoy using most to create your music?

    • http://www.bassnectar.net Ed Basscrew

      Hey Torin – log your question for Lorin here: http://www.bassnectar.net/2011

      • Torin

        right after i posted i realized i was in the wrong spot to post such a question ha. thanks!

  • Stonelion

    I have a few ideas on how to further extend the music you guys are doing, I would like to get in contact with one of the writers to pass my ideas over. Is this possible?
    Loving what I have heard so far, but I think there is so much more room for creativity with what you are putting out.
    Keep up the good work, from an old Dub head 1970 – 1990's style.

    • lesliebooher

      hey
      i would suggest maybe putting your ideas into the press contact form on the Press page if they are having to do with media or public outreach of any kind

  • Jouster85

    Love what you guys are doing, keep on the mind fuckin. Send some samples to mess around with this way! I know you got em all day.

    Filthy Joe

  • Indyatlien

    Okay Lorin, so I don't know any way of contacting you (semi-)directly other than through here. But of course, to relate to this particle thread, thank you for doing what you do and let's keep moving in this direction. But on another (semi-similar?) note – I have gotten your mixtapes for free through friends, and was going to get an email/paypal to send you money for them, or any thing else you'd rather – I definitely promote the shit out of you and all that you do, but I also want to support you (besides paying for every single show I can make it to hah) in a way that will help you keep doing what you're doing… Be it in money or continued support or whatever you feel is most needed. Trying to keep the flow going in the appropriate direction
    Thank you again, glad to be a part of this movement and grateful for all you've done for it

    • http://www.bassnectar.net Ed Basscrew

      Hi Indyatlien – it's a weird place for me to get all commercial as we're talking about non-profits on this page, but if you want to purchase any Bassnectar albums just click on MUSIC up at the top there. All the mixtapes are free – glad you've enjoyed them! And obviously if you've got dollars to spare we recommend you donate them to a local charity or organization, local or otherwise, that you feel deserves supporting! All the best, Ed

  • yourmothernude

    Communittttttyyyyy! Love this guys, good stuff, and I am glad that lorin+crew hold a strong ground on their morals/values towards making change in smaller scale communities which undoubtedly causes large scale results. You guys seem to target communities/subcultures which personally I think is fucking amazing. I am currently interviewing for numerous jobs (I just obtained my degree in law enforcement and justice administration + minor/soon to be major in sociology) and the number one question for every interview I have experienced is:: 'Why do you want to become an official in our town?'. EVERY TIME, I respond with ' I believe that community based policing through educational means is inevitable towards making a positive change for any community regardless of the population/size of the community itself. For an optimistic change or impact to become noticed is undoubtedly likely to succeed is when it is projected towards one sector (sector being a city/town/village) instead of jumping in and targeting/focusing your desire to make a positive change in the ENTIRE world. Starting from a community will produce results that will become a movement which will flow into the surrounding communities; whereas if you were to start by targeting the entire world at once, your destination for change would be immobilized and would only cause short time change without any radiance or progression.' <–FATTY citation but had to get it out!! Anyway, for the years that I have been a fan of you, it seems that you feel the same way I do about how much more powerful an outcome is when its projected to a community, rather than it being projected towards this big strange world we live in! Is this how you feel? If so, more power to you, and I seriously give you mad props for never letting your ethics or morality (especially when you are without a doubt capable to gain HUGE levels of personal profit but instead you choose to help others without getting greedy!). Jesus funkin christ this is a long rant, sorry if this doesnt make any sense throughout certain parts, but just thought i would drop a note to say that I am grateful for you being YOU, and sticking with your intentions! See you at summer camp, OH and please critique the ever living shit out my 'minimix' that I submitted to 312 dj battle royale (mine is 'dubeats':::http://soundcloud.com/wilsondu… ANY commentary, suggestions, tips, et., would be sooo greatly appreciated and would make my entire year!! END OF RANT! LOVE YOU GUYS AND SEE YOU SOON WHEN YOU SMASH ILLINOISE!!!

  • Scott'N'Jess

    Congrats, bassnectar. You are doing what you love and actually making a significant change in this world. It stems farther than just the money; throwing Noam Chomsky in your mixes? I feel you have honestly opened up new ways of thinking for me, as well as many people, and built such a strong community that it shows what one group of people can do to make a difference.

    Much love and respect, and please rock it at summercamp. Appreciate your support of responsibility at shows and within the community as well. Means more to everyone than they know.

    - BASSHEAD forever.

  • Joshua Merriman

    This is an absolutely amazing idea!

    It’s awesome seeing people getting successful and not getting full of shit in the process.
    Keep it real, man!

  • Anonymous

    “The Revolution introduced me to art, and in turn, art
    introduced me to the Revolution!” — Albert Einstein

     

    Music is this powerful medium for spreading the word and increasing awareness
    in humanitarian efforts and raising funds for charitable causes. Recently,
    music festivals have been selling out worldwide. Why now? Moving to music is
    something humans all over the world have always done.  But I would argue that a new spirit has been born worldwide
    in recent years that is meant, as in the 1960s, to find harmony in a community
    and celebrate the beauty of different beats. 

    People all over the world are standing up in unison. With growing concerns about the massive budget cuts of basic human
    services, a student organizing committee is in the process of creating a 500-
    student strong movement by August to stand up for student, worker, and Latino
    rights. Currently, we are using the student voice to promote early voter ballot
    registration in downtown Phoenix and to put pressure on our school’s food
    service provider for fair treatment of workers. As a leader in this committee,
    I am obligated to recruit other leaders and I have consciously reached out to
    the music community to find potential recruitments.  The strongest connections that I have made to people who
    want to be apart of this movement have been those who attend electronic shows
    and festivals. I think dubstep is attractive to those who want to
    experiment, innovate, and move to the sounds that shake the core of the earth
    and touch their souls. In general, electronic music is the universal tones that
    bring together all walks of life. Some say I am an idealist, that the rave
    scene is just about an escape of reality and heavy drug use, but there is real
    potential for musicians and their fans
    to be the leaders of a worldwide social movement.

    “The
    greatest challenge of the day is: how to bring about a revolution of the
    heart.” -Abbie Hoffman

    My heart and mind are wrapped around this vision to leverage the
    power of the electronic dance community by mobilizing individuals to
    participate in collective social change action. The inspiration that fills my cup of
    hope is the beautiful, and rebellious people I meet at shows. My first electronic
    show was Bassnectar at Phoenix back in 2010. IT WAS SO DOPE! LIFE CHANGING! I
    remember the bass expanding my heart ten times bigger than my body. Everyone in
    the crowd was moving to this earth music, sweating out society’s oppression,
    and contributing to the collective conscious of nasty funk. I remember
    strangers handing me water bottles, getting my first light show, and sharing
    the feeling that we are all in this together.

    I
    challenge the basshead community to be apart of a movement. To think about how
    you are sharing the dubstep energy with the world? In what ways has the music
    community changed your world? How will we use music and art to come together
    and change this society for all? Tap into your creative powers, forge a path
    forward, and dance to the beat of sweet revolution. Invite
    others to join the fight, not just as bodies or wallets, but as whole people,
    with brains, skills, networks, and love.

     ”If you can’t fly
    then run, if you can’t run then walk, if you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever
    you do you have to keep moving forward.” MLK Jr.

     
    WOMP!

    Here are some cool
    non-profit organizations that are using the power of music:

     

    HeadCount- http://www.headcount.org/

    Electronic Music
    Alliance- https://www.facebook.com/pages/EMA-Electronic-Music-Alliance/211391042217917

    Hearts of Bass- http://heartsofbass.tumblr.com/

     

    Heres a dope
    documentary about the evolution of electronic music culture: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1402014218/electronic-awakening

     

    This is a project that I worked on for a senior
    non-profit project to create a music festival that is aimed at youth voting.
    Inspired by Woodstock, SOULFORCE REVOLUTION is more than voting, it’s about
    dancing together in a movement to the beat of a new future. The revolution is
    here to empower the youth of the nation to participate in democratic activities
    through music to become the change we wish to see in the world. Any feedback is
    welcomed!
    https://docs.google.com/leaf?id=0B03Nq2iO6rxTM2E4OGZmMWMtZDExZS00ZWZiLWFjNzYtYWRhM2FiZDEzOTRh&hl=en_US&authkey=CP2SopAK

    KEEP UP THE AMAZING WORK BASSCREW! THIS IS AN INSPIRATION TO ALL MUSICIANS AND FANS!

     dub my luv, laura 

    • Anonymous

      THANK YOU FOR SHOWING PHOENIX SUM LOVE for the wild wild west tour! many of my beautiful friends are already facebooking and tweeting this dope news like crazy! AZ is going to show you all so much love!! too bad i will still be in NYC but I get to get down to sum nectar of the bass this weekend at starscape! xoxo

      trying to stay on topic for this blog entry about non-profits and community, BASSCREW: are there volunteer opportunities for bass island??? 

      • Anonymous

        Dunno fo sho. I’d keep a look out for any ambassador auditions for this event on the bassnectar fan page on facebook

      • Dunwody

        Not sure yet on the volunteering. Working hard to put the whole show together now. Stay tuned to the updates and we will let you know. Thanks for the love

  • Kjbrunner69

    messiah….the guardians of time and space. continuing the 2 beats a second perfection of ideas of time traveling elf machinery told of by the McKenna brothers……

  • Bass

    Can Not wait to have You back at the Electric Forest in Rothbury MI…..Waiting for that EP to drop too

    • Shasta Lee

      August 2nd!

  • Bass

    Can Not wait to have You back at the Electric Forest in Rothbury MI…..Waiting for that EP to drop too

  • Diverdw

    My mom just bought me a Basscenter IV ticket but her shipping address is different from her billing address and the system did not ask for a shipping address… how do I fix this?

    • Anonymous

      did she get your ticket from inticketing?

      if so try using this shipping address form

      http://bassnectar.inticketing.com/shipto

      • http://www.bassnectar.net Ed Basscrew

        If you don’t hear back you can try the support line: 415-256-TIXX 

  • Patrick Murphy

    Bassmasta Flash,
    duuuuude! Thanks for such an epic show at Red Rocks. It was my third of the year and definitely the most emotional/passionate/pagan ride yet. Planning a little trip from CO to see you at Basscenter Three, completing what I like to call the Nectar SLAM. I just wanted to say thanks to one of your crew members working in the sound booth. I was in the VIP and somehow in the midst of my insane thrashing my wallet flew out and down into the sound cavern. I was unaware of all of this until one of your crew members cruised up through the sea of people, found me, and gave me my wallet back. I was absolutely blown away by this random act of kindness. It saved me from a desperate search after the concert. These sorts of actions harmonize with your message of peace and the golden rule. After Red Rocks, I just felt so happy to be alive and to have shared a collective consciousness with the crowd for almost three hours. Thank you so much for being a positive influence on this world, it spreads like wildfire,
    Patrick
    P.S.- There were two beautiful women handing out posters and balloons at the end of the show, one of whom was airbrush painted at Basscenter One. Are they part of your crew? Is so, Props to them, we had an amazing little chat. I think i am in love. bahahaha. Cheers mate, see you in September.

  • Patrick Murphy

    Bassmasta Flash,
    duuuuude! Thanks for such an epic show at Red Rocks. It was my third of the year and definitely the most emotional/passionate/pagan ride yet. Planning a little trip from CO to see you at Basscenter Three, completing what I like to call the Nectar SLAM. I just wanted to say thanks to one of your crew members working in the sound booth. I was in the VIP and somehow in the midst of my insane thrashing my wallet flew out and down into the sound cavern. I was unaware of all of this until one of your crew members cruised up through the sea of people, found me, and gave me my wallet back. I was absolutely blown away by this random act of kindness. It saved me from a desperate search after the concert. These sorts of actions harmonize with your message of peace and the golden rule. After Red Rocks, I just felt so happy to be alive and to have shared a collective consciousness with the crowd for almost three hours. Thank you so much for being a positive influence on this world, it spreads like wildfire,
    Patrick
    P.S.- There were two beautiful women handing out posters and balloons at the end of the show, one of whom was airbrush painted at Basscenter One. Are they part of your crew? Is so, Props to them, we had an amazing little chat. I think i am in love. bahahaha. Cheers mate, see you in September.

  • Patrick Murphy

    Bassmasta Flash,
    duuuuude! Thanks for such an epic show at Red Rocks. It was my third of the year and definitely the most emotional/passionate/pagan ride yet. Planning a little trip from CO to see you at Basscenter Three, completing what I like to call the Nectar SLAM. I just wanted to say thanks to one of your crew members working in the sound booth. I was in the VIP and somehow in the midst of my insane thrashing my wallet flew out and down into the sound cavern. I was unaware of all of this until one of your crew members cruised up through the sea of people, found me, and gave me my wallet back. I was absolutely blown away by this random act of kindness. It saved me from a desperate search after the concert. These sorts of actions harmonize with your message of peace and the golden rule. After Red Rocks, I just felt so happy to be alive and to have shared a collective consciousness with the crowd for almost three hours. Thank you so much for being a positive influence on this world, it spreads like wildfire,
    Patrick
    P.S.- There were two beautiful women handing out posters and balloons at the end of the show, one of whom was airbrush painted at Basscenter One. Are they part of your crew? Is so, Props to them, we had an amazing little chat. I think i am in love. bahahaha. Cheers mate, see you in September.

  • Cckelly2

    THANKS FOR BRINGING THE CHADS TO YOUR SHOWS AND MAKING WHOLE NEW SHIT THAT FUCKING SUCKS , JUST LIKE YOUR NEW FANS

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_SWH7HRR2KDEOHUQ6ZUVGXVPONM shroomer

    Like anything to do w/ Alternet this is a rip off !!  Only helps Alternet’s friends in Israel.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_SWH7HRR2KDEOHUQ6ZUVGXVPONM shroomer

    This  is the REAL MUSIC . for Charity . for PEACE.  foir CHANGE.   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DU_wLhpp5V4&feature=fvst

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/65FANYM2C6IJFLLONF5YZIAT4M Kii

    its my dream to see you live. this summer at bowling green would be amazing. ill be droping bass in my face with your “ugly” amazing  new album 
    -love
    the biggest basshead, Noah

  • Linda

    Just wanted to say Thank You for doing this! See you in Pittsburgh :)

  • http://twitter.com/basspapamoore Nicholas Moore

    Hello, Nick here. Just wanted to say how much I appreciate the organization and how close I have become to so many incredible people because of Lorins music and vibe. If it as pit together to well the experience wouldn’t be half as euphoric. Every time tickets go on sale everyone talks about what shows they are gonna hit on tour and how we all sit by the computer waiting for presale! I’ve always been a positive person and had a great outlook on life, but nectar has influenced the way I go about treating other people I’ve never met. He has made my change to become sober absolutely amazing and I can not believe I’ve been missing out on this clarity. So just wanted to say thanks for the great work and you all rock! :)

    • http://www.bassnectar.net Ed Basscrew

      Thanks for the kind words Nick! We greatly appreciate them, and your continued passion and support. Glad we have been a positive part of your life – you are definitely a positive part of ours :)

  • Lanzo

    Bassnectar brought out the good in me, i thank you for that