Wed, 13 September 2006
CHEETAH CONSERVATION FUND ANNOUNCES
Downloads for Dollars
An Innovative Partnership to Benefit Music and Conservation
Music lovers everywhere can now help the wild cheetah each time they download the hit song" From a Window," performed by Slowmo. The single can be found on digital music stores such as Apple's iTunes, MSN Music, Rhapsody, and Music Net. Each download will send a heartfelt donation to the Cheetah Conservation Fund on behalf of the artists.
In the wake of the Hurricane Katrina disaster, many musicians donated proceeds from album sales to victims of this catastrophe. The healing power of music came to the forefront to help those in need. The sincerity of collective artistic efforts was duly noted. What effect would music have on society if it were continually used to garner attention for those in need? In a digital society, shouldn't digital sales play a major role in fundraising? Downloads for Dollars hopes to answer these questions. The program is a revolutionary idea partnering stellar independent musicians with established non-profit organizations, and addresses a dual purpose: (1) Give deserving artists much needed recognition and a viable outlet to sell their music; and (2) Provide a continuous opportunity for non-profit organizations to raise money for their stated aims.
"Downloads for Dollars" was created by DJ Come of Age and Markus Ekholm of Slowmo. Together, this DJ/producer combo has garnered international acclaim with the podcast Soul Music of the World and a catalog of over 200 songs, beats, and graphic designs!
If you would like more information on CCF's research, conservation and education programmes, please contact: Heike Stackmann on +264(067) 304806 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, or Dr. Laurie Marker on +264(08)11247887) or email email@example.com.
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