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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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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