Hurricane Healing - Music that Heals

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Blue Pie Productions and IdeaFarm are pleased to announce the launch of Hurricane Healing is a website where you can hear and buy music donated by artists from all over the world. Funds received will aid victims of the 2006 Hurricane Season.

50 cents of every dollar spent on music from Hurricane Healing goes directly to The Salvation Army in the U.S. and will be used to assist those affected by hurricanes Katrina, Rita, Wilma and all the other storms of the 2005 Hurricane Season. 20 cents goes to the rights holders of each track and, if they choose, that too can go to charity. The remaining 30 cents of each dollar is used for project administration.

Hurricane Healing is built on a ‘digital platform” and is a highly efficient way to sell and distribute music. This is what enables Hurricane Healing to donate half of every dollar generated. While buying music online isn’t new, what is new here is that Hurricane Healing is using the same simple, proven business model to raise much needed funds globally. Initially, music will be sold online through the MSN Network with iTunes and other digital distribution retailers coming online in the coming weeks. The hope is that the gift of music that heals will be a popular one in the U.S. and all over the world this Holiday Season.

Major Eda Hokom, Divisional Commander of The Salvation Army in Sacramento, California says, “It is a privilege and a blessing to see companies such as Blue Pie Productions and IdeaFarm reach out across the world to help others in need. Hurricane Healing funds will impact many lives, and assist The Salvation Army to continue its ongoing work with the survivors of such devastation. Whether it is a sandwich, a hot meal, clothing, a safe nights rest, a hug, a listening ear, an encouraging word, a prayer, assistance with finding a new job and home - your monetary support is invaluable. Thank You.”

Already there are more than 200 + an artist on board, and the list is growing daily. They have some of the best artists from Africa and Australia with many more coming in from the USA and Canada daily. To date, artists include: Janice-Marie, Eric Bibb, The Frames, The Angels, Tarmac Adam, The Scoldees, Gordon Waller, Mogul, Sahra, and Australia's Hurricane Healing Ambassador, James Blundell. Hurricane Healing is also in discussions with Keb' Mo' and many other U.S., Australian and international artists.

U.S. Ambassador for the project is Grammy Winner, Janice-Marie Johnson. Janice-Marie has a very personal reason for being involved in the Hurricane Healing project, her uncle, 85 years old and blind, was one of the poor souls left behind in New Orleans and is still listed as “missing”.

Janice-Marie say’s “I am honored to be involved with the Hurricane Healing project. My hope is that other artists will join me and the many others already working with Hurricane Healing and together we will build an exciting online community that helps support the very good work being done on the ground by the Salvation Army.”