NUGS.NET ENLISTS DAVE MATTHEWS BAND, JACK JOHNSON
PHISH, GRATEFUL DEAD & OTHERS FOR A
LIVE DOWNLOAD COMPILATION TO BENEFIT ROCK THE EARTH
MUSIC FOR THE PLANET: a nugs.net BENEFIT ALBUM FOR ROCK THE EARTH
TO SUPPORT ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION IN THE UNITED STATES
Los Angeles, CA – Nugs.net, the leader in live music downloads, has assembled another all-star compilation of exclusive live tracks to raise money for several Rock the Earth campaigns to defend the United States' environmental resources. Nugs.net's artist partners donated the recordings for this compilation, including an exclusive release from Jack Johnson. Other artists contributing to the benefit compilation include Dave Matthews Band, Grateful Dead, Phish, Widespread Panic, The String Cheese Incident, The Disco Biscuits, The Radiators, Trey Anastasio, Gov't Mule, STS9 (Sound Tribe Sector 9), Zero, Umphrey's McGee, moe. and ALO. Nugs.net and the 15 artists featured on the benefit release organized this compilation out of their dedication to providing continued support for the worldwide environmental community.
Nugs. net and all the artists involved will donate 100% of all profits from the sales of this environmental resources compilation to Rock the Earth, a registered 501 (c)(3) non-profit charity. Director Marc Ross proudly claims, "Rock the Earth champions environmental and public health issues, and all the artists on Music for the Planet and nugs. net wanted to help these worthy causes for Earth Day 2007. We work closely with the music industry and its fans, many of whom are concerned with the fate of our public lands, air and water. We act as advocates to ensure the existence of a sustainable and healthy environment for all. Further, we aim to represent those individuals and communities whose environment or natural surroundings are directly and adversely affected by the actions of others." Nugs. net founder Brad Serling adds, "We feel extremely fortunate to have the unwavering support of our artist clients for this fundraiser." This two CD benefit compilation album will be available for $10.95 as MP3 downloads and $15.95 as CD-quality FLAC downloads. It is also available in a two-CD format for $25 which includes a one-year membership in Rock the Earth. To purchase, go to LiveDownloads.com and help support nugs.net's efforts to defend our natural resources.
Music For The Planet: a nugs.net benefit for Rock the Earth
1) Widespread Panic: From The Cradle 04:43 11/3/06 Austin, TX
2) moe.: Blue Jeans Pizza 07:59 2/9/07 Boston, MA
3) Phish: Tube 10:44 12/29/97 New York, NY
4) Zero: Ermaline 11:00 2/2/07 San Francisco, CA
5) Jack Johnson: Banana Pancakes 03:10 4/22/06 Waikiki, HI
6) STS9: Hi-Key 05:31 12/29/06 Atlanta, GA
7) Gov't Mule: Unring The Bell 09:20 10/22/06 Portland, OR
8) The Radiators: River Run 10:17 2/16/07 New Orleans, LA
1) The String Cheese Incident: Piece of Mine 06:55 3/24/07 Denver, CO
2) Grateful Dead: Eyes of the World 12:20 12/31/76 San Francisco, CA
3) Umphrey's McGee: Morning Song 07:35 12/30/06 Chicago, IL
4) Trey Anastasio: Simple Twist Up Dave 12:03 10/27/06 Las Vegas, NV
5) The Disco Biscuits: Helicopters 09:56 12/31/06 Camden, NJ
6) ALO: Plastic Bubble 05:29 6/1/05 Berkeley, CA
7) Dave Matthews Band: Warehouse 09:58 8/7/04 Alpine Valley, WI
Rock the Earth Announces 2007 Planet Defenders
Barenaked Ladies, Blue Ocean's Carl Safina
Illick's Mills' Karen Dolan win prestigious award
(DENVER) - Colorado-based environmental organization Rock the Earth has announced its 2007 Planet Defender Awards, in conjunction with their national Rock the Earth Day celebration. Toronto-based musicians Barenaked Ladies, Blue Ocean Institute President and Co-Founder Dr. Carl Safina, and environmental educator Karen Dolan were selected as the winners in three categories. Planet Defender recipients are nominated by Rock the Earth members and chosen by Rock the Earth's national Volunteer Staff.
Barenaked Ladies, winners in the Artist category, have long advocated for environmental sustainability through their music and actions. Touring for more than 15 years, Barenaked Ladies have forged an international following through their witty, heartfelt lyrics and special relationship with their fans. BNL has recently teamed up with Reverb to communicate with their fans about environmental and social issues that are increasingly important to them. On their recent Fall Tour, BNL fueled their tour buses and trucks with biodiesel, offset the energy used at each show with wind power, and recycled and used compostable materials backstage.
Dr. Carl Safina was chosen as the Community Leader winner. Safina, 52, a native New Yorker and head of the Long-Island based Blue Ocean Institute, is an internationally-renowned scientist and author who has traveled the globe to study endangered ocean species and encourage humans to realize the inherent magnificence and importance of the global seas and its inhabitants. His latest book, Voyage of the Turtle, is a global journey in pursuit of the Earth's last warm-blooded monster reptile, the Leatherback turtle.
For the second consecutive year, Rock the Earth returns to the Keystone State of Pennsylvania to honor our Grassroots Activist. Karen Dolan is a schoolteacher and founder of the Illick's Mill Project in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Illick's Mill was an operational grist mill in the late 1800s and early 1900s and is being restored to serve as an environmental education center for the Bethlehem community. Illick's Mill is a true community organization, with strong involvement from local high school students, community members, and Pennsylvania-based musicians Rusted Root.
This year's Planet Defenders join last year's recipients - Musician Jack Johnson, Salt Lake City Mayor Rocky Anderson and Jason Rutledge - and continue the tradition of Rock the Earth honoring individuals who Defend the Planet One Beat at a Time.