DubSpot Debuts Charitable Mix CD Series With Funk Aid For Africa 2009: Dan Giove

DubSpot Debuts Charitable Mix CD Series with Funk Aid for Africa

Dan Giove, the founder of dubSpot, has always believed that education is fundamentally steeped in the ethics of altruism and selflessness.
Much of the musical community shares in this feeling it’s just not about the individual. It is in this spirit that all of the musicians involved with the Funk Aid mix have generously donated their art and their time in deference to a greater cause. Most important, 100% of the proceeds from the sale of this compilation are going directly to charity. These funds will aid in the construction a ‘green’ environment, including a playground and nursery school, for the children of Youth with a Vision (YWAV), a South African organization that runs AIDS prevention programs in Dennilton, South Africa. These facilities are part of NextAid’s and YWAV’s 20 structure children’s village that will house 30 children orphaned by AIDS, an after-school center for hundreds of children living off site, and an economic hub for the surrounding community. Funk Aid has been incredibly well received by the musical community, both for its motives and its quality. Gunnar Hissam of Om Records says that ‘Funk Aid for Africa is everything a good mix CD should be, funky, uplifting and for the children. Props go out to all the musicians for donating the amazing music and for dubSpot and NextAid for making it all happen. God bless you!’ The May 7th event will mark the first leg of an 8-city DubSpot tour. The ‘Ableton 8 U.S. Sessions Tour,’ is a series of weekend workshops designed to showcase the best of what dubSpot’s school has to offer. With multiple sections planned each day, these presentations will feature dubSpot instructors and nationally renowned artists alike. Each session will detail the essentials of musical production and performance, while using the most advanced production software available: Ableton Live 8. For a complete listing of the SF dubSpot/Ableton events taking place from May 7th – May 10th, please check out: www.dubspot.com/pages/abletontour.jsp. About DubSpot dubSpot is a world-class electronic music production & DJ institute in New York City. As one of the first Ableton Certified Training Centers in the world, dubSpot has become the premier music school for both aspiring & experienced producers & DJ’s. Most importantly, dubSpot is a growing community of musicians, visual artists, DJs, audio technology professionals, industry veteran producers, & enthusiasts of all genres who all have one thing in common: a love for music. About NextAid NextAid is a Los Angeles-based non-profit organization committed to developing and implementing innovative solutions to the challenges facing African children. Their mission is to promote community-driven, environmentally sustainable, economically and socially empowering responses to the AIDS orphan pandemic by collaborating with individuals, businesses and nonprofits to produce creative, culturally-rich, awareness-raising projects and music events involving technology, the arts, public education projects, and volunteer opportunities. About BFM Digital, Inc. BFM Digital, Inc. is a global digital music company committed to serving the independent music community and delivering quality music, spoken word and video content to leading online retailers worldwide. Representing a diverse catalog of indie labels, artists and publishers, BFM distributes to all of the major music services including iTunes, Amazon, Rhapsody, eMusic, Napster, Walmart, Nokia and many more. With an unparalleled commitment to personalized service, BFM works closely with its content providers from around the world to ensure maximum exposure of its catalog by customizing marketing efforts and building strong relationships with BFM’s digital store partners. www.bfmdigital.com
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