Nettwerk x Goodwerks Present ‘Broken Glass,’ A Compilation in Support of Reproductive Rights
July 7, 2023 BY Danielle Romeo
Nettwerk Music Group is proud to announce Broken Glass, a benefit compilation in support of reproductive rights that brings together Nettwerk artists of all genres and genders, covering 90’s songs originally performed by the decade’s trailblazing women in music. Broken Glass is Nettwerk’s response to the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v Wade last summer, stripping away the constitutional right to an abortion. It is a continuation of the cultural legacy begun with Nettwerk’s co-founding of Lilith Fair, the legendary all-female touring festival that sparked a major shift in the mainstream conversation around gender equality within the music industry and beyond.
Broken Glass is the first release under its Goodwerks banner, a new social impact imprint aimed at nurturing the collective good through music – driving support and attention to causes that are close to the heart of our Nettwerk community.
The compilation’s title is an homage to artist and activist Annie Lennox’s “Walking On Broken Glass.” The songs will be rolled out weekly as double singles starting today with Broken Glass, Vol. 1, featuring acclaimed vocalist, songwriter, and producer Miya Folick’s take on the iconic song, along with rising indie singer/songwriter Flower Face’s cover of Alanis Morisette’s breakup anthem “You Oughta Know.”
Listen here: https://goodwerks.ffm.to/brokenglass_vol1
“It’s been one year since the Dobbs decision and most or all abortions are now banned in 14 states. These laws are violent, cruel, and reflect the deep imbalance of power in the US that affects us every day,” states Miya Folick. “It makes me rage when I think about how most people in this country supported Roe V. Wade a year ago and continue to support it today. We want access to abortions, but politics and an unconscionable lack of empathy stole that from us. Keep Our Clinics is working to preserve clinics in places where abortions are severely restricted and to expand access in states where abortions are legal. I’m proud to be a part of this compilation to support their work.”
She adds, “‘Walking on Broken Glass’ felt like a fitting contribution to this project. Taking away people’s rights to abortion access is a shattering, a destruction. And, also, I recently discovered that Annie Lennox is the founder of a global feminist organization called The Circle. An absolute badass.”
The following Volumes will include covers from Nettwerk artists like Paris Paloma, Matt Maltese, Allie Crow Buckley, Braxton Cook, MORGXN, Jaguar Jonze, SYML, Lydia Luce, Last Dinosaurs, LULLANAS, Humbird, William Fitzsimmons, DYLYN, Billy Raffoul, Bre Kennedy, The Ballroom Thieves and more. 50% of all proceeds from streams/downloads will be donated to Keep Our Clinics, the Abortion Care Network’s latest effort to protect access to care and support independent clinics across the U.S. The full compilation will be released early next year, details TBA.
ABOUT KEEP OUR CLINICS:
The Keep Our Clinics campaign is the Abortion Care Network’s latest effort to protect access to care and support independent clinics across the country. They are a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit and your contributions are tax-deductible to the full extent of the law.
Independent community clinics provide the majority of abortion care in the US, but most people don’t know they exist, and they lack the name recognition and funding of larger institutions. ACN provides direct financial support to independent abortion clinics through the Keep Our Clinics campaign – the first and only centralized public fundraising mechanism for independent abortion clinics. This ongoing fundraising initiative provides crucial financial assistance to independent abortion clinics nationwide, enabling them to enhance security, upgrade medical equipment, cover legal expenses related to politically-driven regulations, and manage clinic maintenance and repairs.