Mon, 30 October 2006
The advent of digital downloading has created a vast medium for musicians to sell their music to the world. Modern technology has made it possible for independent artists to promote cds to fans all over the globe. Community websites such as Myspace, Hi5,etc., couple with internet radio and popular podcasts to bring beautiful music to the masses.
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 the less fortunate? In a digital society, shouldn't digital sales play a major role in fundraising?
We are pleased to announce the launch of our new program Downloads for Dollars. A revolutionary idea, it partners stellar independent musicians with established non-profit organizations . The program has a dual purpose (1) Give deserving artists much needed recognition and a viable outlet to sell their music (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. A world renown dj/producer combo, the two have garnered international acclaim with the podcast 'Soul Music of the World' and a catalog of over 200 songs, beats, and graphic designs. Each week, thousands of listeners tune in for a welcome introduction to new musicians in soul, jazz, house, spoken word, and neo soul music. To date, podcast episodes have featured over 150 bands, labels, producers, and have been downloaded over 100,000 times! From the