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From: Mark Gollihur (sixandeightstringer)
Date: Fri Aug 11 2000 - 13:02:38 PDT

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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 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, a FREE web-enabled tool for
    music educators. (

    Through’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 site. Unique downloads and
    plays are tallied daily and figure into their “Payback” total, which is
    prominently posted on the website. Each quarter, 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 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:

    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


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