Artists, labels, and fans are working together with Bands Take A Stand and A Voice For The Innocent to promote a safer scene and take a stand against musicians who have abused their positions of power.

Bands Take A Stand raises the voices of those standing against abusers, provides an easy way to discover new music from good people to replace that of an abuser’s, and they’re partnering with many labels and artists to raise money for A Voice For The Innocent, a non-profit organization that provides a safe space for sexual abuse and rape victims to share their stories and access helpful resources for healing.

Bands Take A Stand came into existence shortly after Front Porch Step (Jake McElfresh) announced his new album as an attempt to re-enter the music scene. If you aren’t familiar with what happened, the full story can be found here, but in short, Front Porch Step abused his position to engage in inappropriate relationships with minors. As he began releasing new music, social media sites erupted with desperate tweets from bands, labels, and many others urging people to stop supporting him, and prevent his new songs from getting any attention. For most, though, simply telling people to stop supporting abusers never feels impactful enough.

All info on Bands Take A Stand can be found at takeastand.fm

To see a list of artists and labels taking a stand, go to takeastand.fm/collaborators and find some new music while helping promote a safer scene!

All info on A Voice For The Innocent can be found at avoicefortheinnocent.org

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Written by Cassie Wilson
Cassie Wilson is the founder of Sick Snaps, and an avid writer. Her favorite artists are constantly changing, but typically include: A Will Away, Knuckle Puck, The Maine, Homesafe, Glacier Veins, Lorde, and Julien Baker. Aside from Sick Snaps, Cassie is also the founder of Half Access, an organization advocating for increased accessibility at concert venues.