Fiona Apple has a history of donating her royalties to charity, just last year the singer donated $90,000 worth of royalties from on-screen placements of her song ‘Criminal’ which went to While They Wait Fund.
Now the singer has donated two years worth of royalties from two songs off her brilliant album Fetch the Bolt Cutters, namely ‘Shameika’ and ‘Heavy Balloon’.
Apple has pledged all royalties from the TV and film placements of her song ‘Shameika’ and ‘Heavy Balloon’ to two non-profit organisations for the next two years.
The former’s royalties will go to Harlem Children’s Zone and the latter going to Seeding Sovereignty, an Indigenous-led collective which is tackling colonial-capitalism.
Apple has also made an extra effort to get the songs placed in said commercial areas asking fans to tag their favourite producers. In the event that the songs don’t get picked up, Apple has pledged $50,000 for each charity.
“I will still give each organization I mentioned here fifty-thousand dollars if no one ends up requesting use of these songs. But I will be to earn some of that Hollywood cash, so here’s hoping, here’s trying, and that’s that, I guess!” read her statement on popular Tumblr fan site Fiona Apple Rocks.
You can read the full statement below: