Partnerships are an important aspect of our vision including those with artists and musicians. Thus far, we're honored to have the support of
conscientious artists who are donating their influence – in various ways – to our
movement including OK Go, They Might Be Giants, David Bazan, Rocky
Votolato, Trace Bundy, and more. And we hope to collaborate with more artists.

But today, we have some exciting news (and a contest) to announce:

The News: Our First ODW Album!

The rumors are true: One Day's Wages is releasing our first annual ODW 'Songs for a Cause' album.

21 artists came together to support ODW's movement by donating one of their tracks to our first annual ODW Compilation album (download). This is the first of many annual compilation albums we hope to release to the world. Our first compilation will include songs from the artists below that believe in our movement and cause:

  • OK Go
  • They Might Be Giants (TMBG)
  • David Bazan
  • Rocky Votolato
  • Clare and the Reasons
  • Eluvium
  • The Tasteful Nudes 
  • Get Down Moses
  • Polka Dot Dot Dot
  • Hiram Ring 
  • Mike Viola 
  • The Moondoggies 
  • Nick Drummond 
  • Headlights 
  • Mirah 
  • Kimya Dawson
  • LAKE
  • Angelo Spencer
  • Blitzen Trapper
  • Throw me the Statue
  • Sea Fever

100% of all proceeds go to fund grants to small organizations in the developing world. The album will be available for DOWNLOAD near the end of June. We'll soon announce the exact date of the availability, the cost, and how you can download it via our website.

The Contest: Album Cover Design

Every amazing album deserves an amazing cover. 

So, we're looking for designers amongst our friends and supporters to submit an album design. While we won't be producing a physical CD this year, we'll be using the winning cover to help promote this incredible compilation.

Here are some guidelines:

  • We need the design by Friday, June 4, 2010
  • A cover that resonates with the vision of ODW and the theme of “Songs for a Cause.”
  • Creator of the winning design receives 2 free downloads, 2 t-shirts, and your work featured on our album page.
  • Email us at for more info about design specs.

Stay tuned for the more details of the drop of our first ODW 'Songs for a Cause' album…