A Tale of Two Jams: Music Occupies Wall Street and Oakland

So far, two music compilations have emerged as fundraisers: one in New York City, another in Oakland. If there are other benefit comps in other locations, please leave a comment below and tell us about them.

Here are the fundraising albums we have seen emerge from Year One of the Occupy movement…

Protest music of 2012: here is the packaging for the four-CD “Occupy This Album” compilation, a fundraiser for Occupy Wall Street distributed by Razor and Tie.  The album is available for $9.99 at MusicForOccupy.org.

Occupy This Album  (Occupy Wall Street)
cost :  $9.99
running time :  77 songs, 300:00 (99 tracks and longer in the digital version)
packaging :  four CDs in a recycled-paper sleeve
releasing label :  Music For Occupy — MusicForOccupy.org
manufactured, marketed and distributed by :  Razor & Tie Direct, LLC — RazorAndTie.com
contact :  380 N. Broadway, Suite 405; Jericho NY 11753; 631-875-2993; [email protected]

“Executive director: Jason Samel… All Proceeds Attained Above Board Will Go Directly To The Occupy Wall Street Movement.”


Audio Occupation  (Occupy Oakland and Occupy for Prisoners)
cost :  free to stream; $2.00 to download (name your own price at or above a $2 minimum)
running time :  14 songs, 53:00
packaging :  none; all digital (high quality mp3 downloads)
releasing label :  Anatta Roc Records — ARocRecords.com
marketed and distributed by :  VibeDeck — VibeDeck.com
contact :  Robert “Rob Reason” Silver; 510-904-7899; [email protected]

“Executive produced by Rob Reason in an effort to raise money thru music for the Oakland Occupy & Occupy for Prisoners movements. Showing the world that music can help shape the change in society we live in.”

The booklet for “Occupy This Album” features a parody of Hall & Oates’ album cover for their 1983 greatest-hits compilation, Rock N’ Soul Pt. 1.


Elsewhere in the world of Occupy-related music, OccupyMusicians continues to add names to its list of musicians who vocally and publically support the Occupy movement, and that site’s Twitter feed (@weoccupymusic) continues to serve up a quality stream of information and updates about Occupy-friendly musical artists.

We look forward to seeing more of these original, inspiring contributions to in the musical world at we get closer to the first anniversary of Occupy Wall Street, Occupy Oakland, and other Occupy demonstrations around the world.