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Fiona Apple pledges two years of sync income from two songs to charity

By | Published on Tuesday 16 June 2020

Fiona Apple

Fiona Apple has pledged to charity two years worth of film and TV sync royalties from two songs on her latest album ‘Fetch The Bolt Cutters’.

In handwritten notes shared via a fan Tumblr account, Apple wrote that all sync income from ‘Shameika’ for the next two years will go to The Harlem Children’s Zone charity, while income from ‘Heavy Balloon’ will be donated to Seeding Sovereignty.

Recognising that there is an outside chance that this commitment could result in zero income for these charities, depending on what sync deals do or do not come in, she adds: “I will still give each organisation I mentioned here $50,000, if no one ends up requesting use of these songs”.

“But I will be able to give a lot more If I can earn some of that Hollywood cash”, she goes on. “So here’s hoping, here’s trying, and that’s that, I guess”.

This is not the first time Apple has done something like this. Last year she pledged two years of sync income from her 1996 song ‘Criminal’ to While They Wait.