Last week, Amoeba Music’s founder Marc Weinstein gave us insight into the state of music retail in an Industry Chat with Paste publisher Nick Purdy. “The cross-pollination of different cultures as seen in the bins of our stores is one of the most idealistic views of humanity many of us can get,” Weinstein said. This morning, Amoeba Music announced that it would be helping to foment the seeds of recovery in one of those other cultures — Haiti.
Amoeba’s Music for Haiti will donate and match 100% of the program’s sales to benefit Doctors Without Borders’ efforts to assist the thousands of Haitians injured in last month’s massive earthquake.
A selection of the Music for Haiti roster includes new releases from Spoon and Vampire Weekend as well as the Talking Heads’ Stop Making Sense on Blu-Ray and tomorrow’s new releases from Sade and Massive Attack. The full list includes 28 albums by artists from Sam Cooke to Beach House.
In addition to the online program, Amoeba is collecting donations at its three locations in Hollywood, San Francisco and Berkeley. The record store will also match in-store donations dollar for dollar (up to $1000 for each individual donation).