Smile! Charity Album Released !

Good News Everybody !

 

The Smile! charity album has been completed and is now ready for distribution to those of you who have contributed to the Smile! CCA fundraising efforts. We are all extremely happy with the sheer quality of the submissions, not only coming from well-know artists, but also from many undiscovered talents. This album features 22 of the best submissions, amounting to a grand total of 77 minutes of diverse, high quality music ranging from Classical to Rock, including Acoustic, Jazz, Dance, Drum & Bass and many more ! You can find the full tracklist at the bottom of this post and a preview of some of the early submissions here.

 

If you have already donated on our Global Giving page while following correctly the instructions, you should have already received your digital copy of the album by email in our latest thank you note. If you have already donated but didn’t receive anything, please contact us at smile.bfg@gmail.com and tell us your name and how much you donated, so that we can check it and match your email address with the donation we received. We will be happy to send you back the album as soon as you do, as well as make you eligible for the extra prizes !

 

How can I get this album  ?

 

Donate to the Children’s Cancer Association following the instructions below to receive your digital copy of the album as well as become eligible for the additional prizes. Donations are cumulative, as long as you use the same email address every time.

 

  • Go to our page on GlobalGiving.
  • Choose how much you want to donate.
  • Click on “Make this donation a gift, in honor of, or in memory of someone
  • Choose an e-card from the selection at the top, it doesn’t matter which one
  • Fill the form as shown here. This is important : if your email address is “example@gmail.com”, then replace “my.email(at)address” with exactly “example(at)gmail.com”.
  • You can now proceed to the payment by credit card or PayPal.
  • Be sure to save the receipt for tax deduction, which is as well an additional proof of your donation, just in case.

 

Here is the full tracklist :

 

1. One Cold Morning – Makkon
2. Say it isn’t Snow – thattechnique
3. A Heart Warming Night – AJTheEngineer
4. The Winter Wonder Carol – Bagpipe Brony
5. I’ll Be Coming Home – All Levels at Once
6. Pinkie Pie’s Fashion Show – DonnDeVore
7. Let’s Go – BlackElectric
8. Finding The Light – Exploding Heart Technique
9. Family Ways – And The Rainfall (Youtube)
10. In the name of Kindness – Nosnibormada
11. Octavia’s Smile – Dark Symphony
12. Forgotten Symphony – Aspect of The Storm
13. A Memoir of Silence – Navy Brony
14. First Bird of Spring – DrDissonance
15. Busy Day – Jeffthestrider
16. Megumi no Uta (Song of Blessings) – MIU
17. ForChorda – randomblockfilms
18. No Words – Replacer
19. Rebuilding Our City – sdogginsworth
20. Snortle at the Jazzy – Psychedelic Brony
21. Sorceress Girl – SoGreatAndPowerful
22. Memory Lane – Osoth

SWAG. Bonus track – Circuitfry and Pinkie Cake

 

Extra special thanks to the contributing artists, My Little Remix, Equestria Daily, Global Giving, the Children’s Cancer Association and all of you generous bronies who decided to help support this wonderful cause.

Brohooves to everyone who has donated so far, and let’s see how much more good we can do, love and solidarity to you all !

 

Launching Smile ! : A Christmas Charity Event

Hi everyone !
Because Christmas is the time of giving, we are inviting the whole brony community to show the Element of Generosity and make a difference in the lives of many children. Few things are as devastating as a child diagnosed with a life-threatening illness. Young patients and their families are quickly thrust into an unfamiliar and often frightening world of medical decisions and hospital protocols. At the same time, they are typically coping with emotional upheaval and financial anxiety, and their needs go well beyond what even the best medical care can provide. But together, we can be the rainbow that will make them want to smile forever !

 

The Children’s Cancer Association, a top-rated, award-winning charity, provides supportive mentors to these children and brings friendship in a time of loneliness, soothing music in a time of crisis, resources in a time of turmoil and vital support in the midst of life-threatening illness. More than 40 talented artists have already offered their talent to support this cause in the brony way : giving back.

 

As a very special Christmas gift, every single donor will receive a digital copy of an exclusive music album. The involvement of the music community over at My Little Remix is truly amazing : in only a few weeks, and despite their high quality requirements, we are now looking at a 74 minute-long production ! Those who had the chance to listen to the teaser can tell you how high the quality bar is set. It also shines by its diversity : Classical, Electronic, Acoustic, Dance, Drum & Bass, Rock and Jazz are only a few of the musical genres featured. They are now in the final phases of mastering, and aim to have it ready in a couple of days at the latest. Donate now and you will be e-mailed a digital copy as soon as it’s done. We will also be sending solid copies of it to the Children’s Cancer Association to let the kids listen to it and know that out there, even complete strangers care about them and put in that much work, just to make them smile.

 

Additionally, the most generous donors will receive very valuable presents kindly made for this cause, although we are even now still receiving more pledges at broniesforgood@gmail.com ! How our present system will work, for example, is if by January 25th, if a total of 10 gifts have been pledged, then we will get in touch with the 10 most generous donors. Then, they can choose which present they prefer among the list, with the top donors being given priority. In the event that two people donate the same amount, the donor whose last donation was made the earliest will get priority.

 

Releasing the album on BandCamp would have been an easy option, but then Paypal, BandCamp and taxes would have taken their cut and donors themselves would have missed out on tax deduction, when they would have done even more good by donating directly to the Children’s Cancer Association. Because of this, the donations will take place on the Global Giving website, a trusted, well-known foundation that will grant you complete tax deduction and forward your money directly to the Children’s Cancer Association, without us or anyone else handling any of it. Moreover, we can not only track in real time how much our community raised, but also provide undeniable proof of it, so that our achievement can never be doubted or forgotten. This also makes it our best shot at finally getting some good press !

 

 How can I donate ?

 

Donating now will automatically pre-order the album for you, as well as make you eligible for the additional prizes. Donations are cumulative, as long as you use the same email address every time.

 

  • Go to our page on GlobalGiving.
  • Choose how much you want to donate.
  • Click on “Make this donation a gift, in honor of, or in memory of someone
  • Choose an e-card from the selection at the top, it doesn’t matter which one
  • Fill the form as shown here. This is important : if your email address is “example@gmail.com”, then replace “my.email(at)address” with exactly “example(at)gmail.com”.
  • You can now proceed to the payment by credit card or PayPal.
  • Be sure to save the receipt for tax deduction, which is as well an additional proof of your donation, just in case.

 

Brohooves to everyone who contributed in some way to the album, to all the artists generously offering these beautiful gifts, to the Children’s Cancer Association volunteers for brightening the lives of children in need, and to everyone supporting this cause, if only by spreading the word !

 

Smile event is close to launch !

Hi everyone, have a little update on the event in favor of the Children’s Cancer Association !

 

First of all, I want to thank all the great artists and musicians who have already offered their collaboration, their involvement have really been amazing and this is turning out so much better than we could ever hope for !

 

The charity album planned with My Little Remix is a huge success : we are still waiting for the last submissions to be sent, and despite the quality standards we are holding for this, more than one hour of quality music already made the cut ! We can’t help letting you take a sneak peek at this production, so have a small teaser at the bottom of this post !

 

We have also received some great contributions from generous artists, to be sent as gifts to the top donors for their generosity ! If you missed our previous call and would like to help this cause, we are still accepting gift pledges of any kind, be it art, merch, commissions or even non-pony goods, so feel free to contact us at broniesforgood@gmail.com !

 

On Christmas Day, we will release a link to our stand on Global Giving, letting you make a tax-deductible donation to the Children’s Cancer Association and receive our exclusive music album as a very special Christmas gift !

 

Brohooves all around, and thank you all for your generosity ! See you again for Christmas !

 

 

 

Smile Christmas Charity Album Teaser

 

A very awesome fundraiser under-way!

 

A Fundraiser is just about to kick off and we are really excited about it! It involves art, charity and ponies, what’s not to love? The post is so big and there are so many ways in which you can participate that I’am not going to try and explain them here. Instead have a link to it, read up on it, mark the dates on your calendar and get to work on some pony art!

 

Warning: It’s amazing, so read carefully…

 

Picture related, its my initial reaction to the fundraiser.