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Bon Iver to donate percentage of publishing royalties to support gender equity

08 December 2020, 10:28 | Written by Cerys Kenneally

Bon Iver have announced that they'll donate five percent of their annual publishing royalties to their 2 A Billion initiative that aims to end gender inequality, domestic violence and sexual abuse.

Bon Iver announced the news via Twitter yesterday (7 December), revealing that the band will donate five percent of their annual publishing royalties to their 2 A Billion campaign.

They wrote, "We're committing 5% of our publishing royalties annually in order to continue supporting past #2abillion partners. On tour, we're humbled by our partners' work towards bringing gender equity center stage + addressing issues of domestic & sexual violence. That work must continue."

The band added that they were "inspired by Jeff Tweedy & other artists' pledges to commit a percentage of their royalties to causes like racial justice." Jeff Tweedy pledged five percent of his total songwriting royalties to organisations working towards racial justice back in June.

Bon Iver added, "It's time for those with ample privilege and large platforms to amplify marginalised voices, speak up for disenfranchised communities, and give back to those working on the front lines of our country's greatest challenges. If you have more than enough, please give something."

Back in September Bon Iver featured on Jim-E Stack's "Jeanie" single.
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