Coffee Kids Inc. Announce Downloads For Dollars

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Podcaster designs exciting new fundraising program partnering musicians with noted charities! Downloads For Dollars aims to rewrite the annals of both charitable giving and music promotion.

We wanted to use the both the global reach and appeal of beautiful music to bring attention to worthy causes. The aspect of downloads fully grasps the grassroots of society and thus allows everyone to contribute in support of the artists and Coffee Kids

Coffee Kids Inc. proudly announces "Downloads for Dollars," in partnership with DJ Come of Age and Markus Ekholm. DJ Come of Age and Markus Ekholm, a world-renowned production duo, have pledged to donate fifty percent of the revenues from Internet downloads of their compilation "Downloads For Dollars-Volume One". This innovative project features twelve wonderful artists united in support of Coffee Kids. Available only as a digital release, the album can be found on all digital stores such as iTunes, MSN Music, Napster, and others.

Music lovers everywhere can now support Coffee Kids simply by downloading a single track or full album. "Downloads For Dollars-Volume One" is a soulful amalgamation of pop, soul, jazz, and mellow instrumentals. It features Slowmo, Stico Von Drake, Marcel Penn, Emily Ivari, Severin 24, Sean Mooney, Hassanah, Kathy Compton, Michael Annotti, and Wendisue. "We wanted to use the both the global reach and appeal of beautiful music to bring attention to worthy causes. The aspect of downloads fully grasps the grassroots of society and thus allows everyone to contribute in support of the artists and Coffee Kids" (DJ Come of Age).

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 while addressing 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.

Created DJ Come of Age and Markus Ekholm , this DJ/producer combo has garnered international acclaim with their podcast "Soul Music of the World" and a noted catalog of over 200 songs, beats, and graphic designs. For more information on DJ Come of Age and Slowmo visit http://djcoa.libsyn.com and http://www.slow-b.com.

COFFEE KIDS has helped thousands of children, women, and men in coffee-producing regions in Mexico and Central America to improve the quality of their lives and build more sustainable communities. Founded by coffee roaster Bill Fishbein in 1988, Coffee Kids is an international nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization. Coffee Kids staff works with local non-governmental community organizations in Latin America to create education, health-care, training, and microenterprise programs for coffee farmers and their families. Our projects respect the cultural integrity of our local partners, foster independence, and promote long-term self-sufficiency.

What is Coffee Kids' mission?

To improve the quality of life for children and families who live in coffee-growing communities around the world.

Who founded Coffee Kids and when?

Coffee Kids was founded in 1988 by Bill Fishbein, the owner of Coffee Exchange, a specialty coffee roaster and retailer in Providence , RI . That year, Bill had traveled to Guatemala and saw first-hand the connection between coffee farming and poverty. He created Coffee Kids as a way for coffee businesses and coffee consumers to give something back to the families who grow coffee.

CONTACTS:

Coffee Kids Inc. - Carolyn Fairman

DJ Come of Age -Ira Watson: http://djcoa.libsyn.com
Slowmo- Markus Ekholm - http://www.slow-b.com

DJ Come of Age

Soul Music of the World

http://djcoa.libsyn.com
http://www.myspace.com/djcomeofage2

Slow-B Productions

http://www.slow-b.com

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