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Songs for the Cure ’11: 40 Artists and 3 CDs to Help Fight Cancer

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We’ve covered the Songs for the Cure project in the past, and it’s that time of year again. For those who are unfamiliar, Songs for the Cure unites dozens of artists in the common goal of raising money for the American Cancer Society. This year, 40 artists are joining forces to produce 3 separate physical (and digital) albums in an attempt to raise $10,000 to help combat cancer.

Details have been announced as to who’s involved and how the music will be released. As mentioned, 40 artists are taking part this year, including a slew of indie game composers such as C418 (Minecraft), Danny Baranowsky (Super Meat Boy), and Josh Whelchel (GunGirl 2) to name a few, along with other composers and artists including Alexander Brandon, Jake Kaufman, souleye, A_Rival, Grant “stemage” Henry and many more. The music will be released as 3 separate albums available individually or bundled together. With the release date of March 29, 2011 right around the corner, you can head over and preorder now and check out their preview on YouTube here.

Hit the jump for the official press release with more details.

SONGS FOR THE CURE ’11 Battles Cancer with Minecraft, Super Meat Boy, Deus Ex composers and Overclocked ReMix stars

Over forty artists have come together to raise money for the American Cancer Society and aim to raise $10,000 by April 29, 2011.

Cincinnati, OH, March 16th, 2011. – Songs for the Cure will release its 2011 compilation, Songs for the Cure ’11 on March 29th, 2011 and forward 100% of all donations and profits to the American Cancer Society. The album will feature music from over forty (40) diverse artists, including Minecraft’s C418, Super Meat Boy’s Danny Baranowsky, and Deus Ex’s Alexander Brandon. Joining them are popular composers from the game music community including IGF Excellence in Audio nominee Mattias Häggström Gerdt (Cobalt), Wilbert Roget, II (Monkey Island 2), Jimmy “Big Giant Circles” Hinson (Mass Effect 2), Alec Holowka (Aquaria), Chris Geehan (Bitejacker, A.R.E.S.), Disasterpeace (Fez), Josh Whelchel (The Spirit Engine 2). Popular remixers and performing artists like A_Rival (8-Bit Pimp), djpretzel (Overclocked ReMix), Inverse Phase (Super Smash Land), Joshua Morse (Bad Dudes) and will join them behind a very long list of talented musicians. A full artist list can be found at www.cancerdrive.org/artists.

Songs for the Cure ’11 will be comprised of THREE (3) albums that will be available separately ($5 ea.) or together in a package ($10 for FLAC/MP3 or $20 for CDs). Preorders are currently being accepted to receive the entire package for a $10 donation (or $15 for physical). Donations are currently being accepted at www.cancerdrive.org/donate. The albums will be available on BANDCAMP, iTunes, AmazonMP3, CDBaby and other major distributers on March 29th, 2011. Currently, Songs for the Cure ’11 has raised $1,400.

There is currently a public video trailer with audio previews available on YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y1ookiXHaEA.

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