Debut Album Raises Awareness For Global Issues

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Digital Record Label Uses Music To Spotlight Environmental Issues, Domestic Violence / Abuse, Homelessness / Poverty, Child Education, and Disaster Relief Presents: The Social Music Project Volume 1 Presents: The Social Music Project Volume 1

Through music, we hope to create persistent awareness for global issues that are consistently overlooked by the mass media., a digital record label and online philanthropy platform, has released its debut album, “ Presents: The Social Music Project Volume 1”. creates socially conscious music to help raise awareness and funds for causes such as environmental issues, domestic violence / abuse, homelessness / poverty, child education, and disaster relief.

“ Presents: The Social Music Project Volume 1”, consists of eleven tracks and includes music, poetry / spoken word, statistics on various issues, and an interview snippet with a homeless woman from Los Angeles, CA. The rhythmic vibe of the album combines traditional storytelling with contemporary sounds and contains influences from R&B / Soul, Hip-Hop, Funk, Country, and Folk music. The album features up-and-coming singer and songwriter, Randall “Royale” Raeford, who has toured with music superstars such as The Roots, Musiq Soulchild, Novel, and Cody Chesnutt.

“Through music, we hope to create persistent awareness for global issues that are consistently overlooked by the mass media," said Michael D. Raeford, Jr., founder & Chairman of The album focuses on positive messages and empowering listeners, which is contrary to contemporary music laden with sexual references, materialism, violence, and negative stereotypes. “We believe music is the universal language, a powerful messaging tool that should be used to address global issues and inspire people to action,” said’s co-founder & CEO, Sherease A. Raeford.

To help raise funds for the causes represented in the music, a portion of all music proceeds will go directly to organizations selected by and the listener community. “The Social Music Project Volume 1” is tightly integrated with its online philanthropy platform, whereby users can go directly to the website to see the impact of their music purchases through videos, photos, and updates on all projects and causes.

To support and its causes, users are encouraged to visit the website at, which provides free streaming of the entire album, videos, news, upcoming gigs, new releases, and information about its causes. Users can also purchase the album on iTunes, Amazon MP3, and other digital music retailers. For more information, check out the ReverbNation artist page (http://www.reverbnation/helpinghaven), Facebook page, MySpace artist page, or follow them on Twitter.


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