NextAid Unites With eMusic To Offer Free Downloadable Music, Donation For Charity 
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Tuesday, 05 June 2007

NextAid, an organization dedicated to improving the lives of African children orphaned as a result of AIDS, has launched a new affiliate partnership with eMusic, the #1 independent music site, offering music lovers around the globe the chance to download songs for free, while benefiting a worthy cause. In this on-going promotion, eMusic is donating to NextAid $8 for every person who signs up for a free trial account at Once registered, users can select up to 50 songs from eMusic’s impressive library of over two million tracks, to download free of charge within a two week period. Songs can be transferred to any MP3 player or iPod.

By taking part in the free song promotion, users benefit NextAid’s flagship project, the building of an environmentally friendly residential village for orphans in the rural town of Dennilton, South Africa, located two hours northeast of Johannesburg. Since the ground breaking in July 2005, a team of ecological architects and experienced natural builders have constructed five buildings and supporting structures, including a performance space, composting toilets, outdoor energy-efficient kitchen and seating area, two earth-bag offices, and a straw bale children’s house. The multi-purpose center serves as a safe home for 50 children orphaned by AIDS and a living laboratory of best practices for future projects throughout Africa.

“Most of us have a passion for music and believe in its power to unite us. This promotion allows us to reach out to those looking to make a mark in a socially-conscious way – whether it is environmental, economic, or humanitarian, giving back to their global community,” said Lauren Segal, Co-founder of NextAid.

eMusic’s growing collection of songs include the latest and hard-to-find hits from every musical genre such as rock, classical, reggae, hip hop, country, world, and electronic dance music, including today’s hottest DJs and NextAid’s supporting artists.

NextAid has its own eMusic multi-playlist hub, featuring regularly updated music selections from artists and labels that support NextAid, playlists selected by NextAid and its supporters. The impressive list of industry leaders who support NextAid includes Louie Vega, DJ Dan, Miguel Migs, Remix, URB, and BPM magazines, OM Records, Ableton, and the world famous club Cielo in NYC.

NextAid, a Los Angeles-based humanitarian organization, is committed to developing and implementing innovative sustainable solutions to the challenges facing African children affected by AIDS. Through cooperative grassroots and local community-driven programs that positively impact the lives of African children, NextAid’s mission is to advocate long lasting environmentally, economically and socially empowering responses to the AIDS orphan pandemic. NextAid collaborates with individuals, businesses and non-profits to produce culturally-rich awareness-raising projects and events involving music, art, technology, community building, and public education.

Source: Press Release

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