Devo will donate all song licensing revenue from the month of April to support the Ukrainian people, Billboard reports. The money is going to Music Saves UA and World Central Kitchen, and the band is asking others in the industry to follow suit.
“Vladimir Putin’s rape of a sovereign nation, Ukraine, whose citizens are committed to democratic rule of law should not and cannot stand in the 21st Century,” Mark Mothersbaugh and Gerald Casale of Devo said in a statement. “To help the victims of Putin’s unprovoked war, Devo will be donating these revenues from the licenses of our song catalog throughout the month of April. We invite our rights holder partners in masters and publishing matters to join us in doing the same. Further we encourage all successful recording artists to do something similar to help make this gesture reach critical mass.”
Devo are among this year’s Rock Hall nominees. Read Pitchfork’s feature “Devo’s Mark Mothersbaugh on the Music That Made Him.”