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Save the Music - for FREE!

Discussion in 'Off Topic [DB]' started by Mark Gollihur, Aug 10, 2000.

  1. Mark Gollihur

    Mark Gollihur Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jul 19, 2000
    Mullica Hill, NJ
    Owner/President, Gollihur Music LLC
    Visit the Second Story site at Mp3.com and raise money for the Save the Music Foundation!

    For Immediate Release:

    Philadelphia-based musical group Second Story is putting its money where its mouth is. Beginning in August, the all-original quintet is donating half of its “Payback for Playback” earnings from Mp3.com to VH-1's Save the Music Campaign.

    The members of the band cite the impact their past music educators have had on their development as the prime reason for the commitment.

    “The teachers we’ve had over the years are among the biggest influences that inspired us to take up music,” said Second Story bassist Mark Gollihur, whose own mother is a music teacher in a public high-school. “We simply can’t stand by and watch as some districts actually cut their music programs altogether.” Not coincidentally, both Mark and keyboard player John Lewis are employees of GVOX, a music software company who recently unveiled the revolutionary NotationStation.net, a FREE web-enabled tool for music educators. (http://www.NotationStation.net)

    Through MP3.com’s “Payback for Playback” promotion, bands earn money based upon the traffic to their hosted sites, total number of downloads, and other related factors. The amount of money Second Story stands to raise depends wholly on the traffic to their Mp3.com site. Unique downloads and plays are tallied daily and figure into their “Payback” total, which is prominently posted on the Mp3.com website. Each quarter, Mp3.com will cut the band a check for their total, at which point the band will donate half to the Save the Music Foundation.

    To help increase the Second Story donation, interested parties need only visit the band’s site at Mp3.com and listen as many of the band’s songs as they wish. There is no cost to the listener, and each daily unique “listen” adds to the donation.

    Visit the Mp3 site and donate Second Story’s money to Save the Music!

    Second Story’s official website: http://www.second-story.net

    Currently, this project is not officially endorsed by VH-1 or the Save the Music Foundation. Likewise, GVOX has no affiliation with this project.

    Questions, comments or concerns about the band’s commitment to this independent project may be directed to Mark Gollihur, representative for Second Story, at mark@second-story.net.
  2. john turner

    john turner You don't want to do that. Trust me. Staff Member

    Mar 14, 2000
    atlanta ga
    duck mark, those db guys can get nasty when we electrics wander over :D

    btw, that's a great thing you guys are doing. good job
  3. Don Higdon

    Don Higdon In Memoriam

    Dec 11, 1999
    Princeton Junction, NJ
    Mark: Well done! A posting like this is always welcome.
    John: There's good news and bad news. The good news is that because of the consistent good sense of your postings, especially re Napster, you have a free pass here for life. The bad news is, this means if we don't like what you post, we have to come down there and kill you.
  4. john turner

    john turner You don't want to do that. Trust me. Staff Member

    Mar 14, 2000
    atlanta ga
  5. Bob Gollihur

    Bob Gollihur GollihurMusic.com

    Mar 22, 2000
    Cape of New Jersey
    Big Cheese Emeritus: Gollihur Music (retired)
    He's tough.

    He was raised by a Double Bassist.


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