For the Birds:
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The Birdsong Project Vol. I
Released May 25
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Featuring Artists
  • Nick Cave & Warren Ellis
  • Beck
  • Alaska Reid & A. G. Cook
  • Danielle Haim
  • Karen Elson
  • Michael Rother & Vittoria Maccabruni
  • Jim James
  • Josh Kaufman feat. Annie Nero
  • Mike Campbell
  • Wally Wolodarsky
  • Alex Somers
  • Mark Ronson feat. Damon Albarn & Wale
  • UNKLE
  • Emily Cross
  • Jelani Cobb
  • Beach House
  • Natalie Bergman
  • Uwade
  • Spring Summer
  • El Búho feat. Emilie Basez
  • Darius Christian & Reginald Chapman
  • Blake Mills
  • Richard Reed Parry
  • Tennessee Thomas
  • Kaoru Watanabe
  • Terry Riley
  • Tawiah
  • Elliot Bergman
  • Ray Young Bear
  • Jack Kornfeld
  • Hatis Noit
  • Tyondai Braxton
  • Lee Ranaldo
  • Kurt Vile
  • Jarvis Cocker
  • Haden Triplets
  • Donald Ray Pollock
  • Karen O
  • Molly Lewis
  • Tilda Swinton
  • Rudresh Mahanthappa
  • James McAlister
  • Nick Rhodes & Wendy Bevan
  • Adam Green
  • Suzzy Roche
Cover art: Dan Attoe, Brian Calvin, Simone Shubuck, Amy Tan.
The Birdsong Project Vol. II
Released June 24
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Featuring Artists
  • Dan Deacon
  • Very Nice Person
  • Bobby Cannavale
  • Elvis Costello
  • The Flaming Lips
  • Andrew Wyatt
  • Jonathen Franzen
  • Michael Uzowuru
  • Aska Matsumiya
  • Le Ren
  • Ada Limon & Molly Rosen
  • Mary Lattimore
  • Jorie Graham
  • Olivia Chaney
  • Jeff Tweedy
  • Matthew McConaughey
  • Inara George & Van Dyke Parks
  • Calexico
  • Siddhartha Khosla
  • Ganavya
  • Jason Chronis & Ramesh
  • Alice Waters
  • Sam Prekop
  • Shearwater
  • Florence Welch
  • CUP
  • Ebe Oke
  • Douglas Dare & EERA
  • Cecile Believe
  • Eleanor Friedberger
  • Natasha Lyonne
  • Buzzy Lee
  • Ann Beattie
  • Girlpool
  • Stephin Merritt
  • Vince Giordano And The Nighthawks
  • Bob Balaban
  • Michael Penn
  • Robert Pattinson
  • Hania Rani
  • Yo-Yo Ma
  • Brady Corbet
  • Isabella Summers
  • Cosmo Sheldrake
  • Jeff Goldblum
  • Roddy Bottom
  • Claude Fontaine
  • Seu George & Flor
  • Dexter Story
  • Tim Blake Nelson
Cover art: Sabrina Bosco, Chris Johanson, Hugo Guinness, Penny Davenport.
The Birdsong Project Vol. III
Arriving July 29
 
 
 
 
The Birdsong Project Vol. IV
Arriving August 26
 
 
 
 
The Birdsong Project Vol. V
Arriving September 30
 
 
 
 

At a time when the world quieted and people globally were forced to isolate at home, their eyes and ears tuned into the little songsters right outside their windows every day: birds.

For the Birds: The Birdsong Project is a historic and unprecedented outpouring of creativity by more than 220 music artists, actors, literary figures, and visual artists, all coming together to celebrate the joy birds bring to our lives and elevate the message they have for us about the environmental threats we all face. Audubon is delighted to be a beneficiary of The Birdsong Project, which was produced by Grammy Award-winning music supervisor Randall Poster. Original music, artwork, and poetry performances will be available on digital streaming platforms and a limited-edition LP box set. All proceeds will benefit Audubon's mission to protect birds and the places they need.

Stream Volume I now, featuring Mark Ronson’s contribution, the first single from the project. Stay tuned for updates on release of Volumes II, III, IV, and V over the coming months. To get Birdsong Project updates, sign up here.

 


 


 

 

 

 

 

 

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