Lindsey Stirling Announces Charity Outreach Program The Upside Fund for COVID-19 Relief
now Open For Donations
New Episode of Weekly Virtual Series “String Sessions” Featuring GRAMMY-Nominated Singer-Songwriter Jewel Out Now – PRESS HERE
To Watch Podcast Also Available With Extended Interviews Releases Official MusicVideo for “Between Twilight” Featuring Derek Hough – PRESS HERE
Platinum-selling electronic artist, violinist, and multi-talented entertainer Lindsey Stirling has found a variety of new ways to connect with her worldwide fanbase this year, despite coronavirus upending her world tour to support her latest #1 album Artemis. To help families with dire economic needs as a result of COVID-19, Stirling created the charity outreach program The Upside Fund and, since its launch in April, has given hundreds of thousands of dollars to help. Today, June 30th, Stirling is announcing that The Upside Fund, named after her single “The Upside,” is now open to accepting tax-deductible donations and has extended its reach to include anyone with immediate economic assistance (such as housing/rent, utilities, medical bills, food) as a result of all of the events that have transpired recently across the globe. The goal of The Upside Fund, a project of Community Partners, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit charity, is to help anyone in desperate need of financial assistance, PRESS HERE for more information or to apply for assistance.
“All of us have felt the effects of COVID-19,” shares Stirling. “If this would have happened when I was just starting out, it could have been the end of my career. With so many people at risk of losing everything, I knew I had to do something. I started encouraging my fans who are struggling financially to apply for assistance through my website so that I can try to help. Those of us fortunate enough to be able to give back have a responsibility to do whatever we can to help those who are in jeopardy during this hard time. It’s time for us to come together with our communities and lift where we stand.”
Stirling has also been creating content during quarantine and reaching her fans through the weekly virtual series String Sessions, which recently launched as a full podcast on all platforms. String Sessions began in early May and has featured Andy Grammer, Amy Lee from Evanescence, JP Saxe x Julia Michaels, Gabby Barrett and Johnny Rzeznik of Goo Goo Dolls.
In tandem with the widespread launch of The Upside Fund, this week’s episode features GRAMMY-nominated singer-songwriter Jewel and showcases Jewel’s latest single “Grateful” – PRESS HERE to stream/download on all digital platforms. Each episode of String Sessions opens with an acoustic performance of one of her guest’s songs accompanied by a string arrangement created by Stirling followed by an in-depth interview.
New episodes will continue to debut on her YouTube every Friday, with the podcasts available on Mondays featuring extended interviews. PRESS HERE to to watch past episodes and PRESS HERE to listen to the podcast.
“It was so fun to work with an iconic artist like Jewel but, even more than loving the song, I love who she is and what she stands for,” adds Stirling. “In our interview, she shared a lot about her personal story, and it left me feeling so uplifted and inspired.”
Stirling also recently released the official music video for Artemis track “Between Twilight” featuring Derek Hough set amidst a magical fairytale to watch. Artemis, released September 2019 via BMG, debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Dance/Electronic Albums Chart and remained on the chart for 15 combined weeks.
The 13-track album, which has surpassed 100 million total streams, also features the singles “Underground,” “Artemis,” “Sleepwalking” and “The Upside” featuring multi-platinum singer/songwriter Elle King along with “Love Goes On and On” featuring Amy Lee. Earlier this year, before the global shutdown, Stirling performed “Artemis” on top of the Launch Control Center at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in honor of Women’s History Month – PRESS HERE to check out her performance.
Stirling has also turned Artemis into a successful comic book series, with the second edition available now PRESS HERE.