Thursday, September 29, 2011

Tom Waits Gives to David Lynch's Foundation





Tom Waits Teams Up with David Lynch. Wait What?!

This is in fact very true. The haunting masters of music and film are helping to make change in the world through The David Lynch Foundation’s (DLF) promotion of their Transcendental Meditation (TM) program for different groups of people. DLF’s TM program helps veterans with PTSD, homeless, prisoners, kids struggling in school, American Indians, and children growing up in violent environments. Tom Waits has contributed his song "Briar and the Rose" to The David Lynch Foundation Music (DLFM). DLFM acts as a record label, and has received new, unreleased, or remixed tracks from 34 star-studded artists (including Tom Waits) that want to “Download For Good”. Wait, so this is only available on iTunes? Wouldn’t it be better if this were released on vinyl? Yes, that is why The David Lynch Foundation Music has partnered with Altavoz Distribution to produce not just the album on vinyl, but an entire DELUXE BOX SET!

Inside this exclusive and VERY LIMITED EDITION box set (1,000 in the USA) will be:

* (4) 180 Gram Vinyl Discs with 33 tracks from different artists (including Tom Waits)
* Unique art by Romio Shrestha and the artists (Romio’s art is featured in prestigious museums)
* An AliveDrive with a bonus track (gives you premier content from the artists on your computer)
* David Lynch wooden sticker

Contact your local record store, and tell them you want the David Lynch: Download for Good, Music that Changes the World Box Set from Altavoz Distribution.

A large portion of the sales made from this box set benefit two different charities. The DLFM’s portion of the sales benefits the DLF. Altavoz Distribution gives a percentage of its revenue to their majority shareholder, the Help Earth Foundation.

Here is the link about the project on the Official Tom Waits website: http://www.tomwaits.com/news/article/132/Tom_Waits_Teams_With_David_Lynch_Foundation/

Tom Waits Facebook page; scroll down to see the actual post on March 7th: http://www.facebook.com/#!/tomwaits

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

OZOMATLI's new single hits #10 on radio

DAVID LYNCH FOUNDATION:

OZOMATLI’s NEW SINGLE “MONSTER”

HITS #10 AT RADIO ON THE AC TOP 200

DOWNLOAD FOR GOOD: MUSIC THAT CHANGES THE WORLD’

STAR-STUDDED PREMIERE COMPILATION AVAILABLE NOW ON iTUNES

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Pictured above OZOMATLI.

This week, Latin rockers OZOMATLI’s new single “Monster” hits the Top 10 (#10) position at radio on the Adult Contemporary Top 200 chart. The vibrant track--which shares the Top Ten this week with Adele, Lady Gaga, Katy Perry and Bruno Mars--is exclusively available now on the recently released star-studded premiere compilation CD from the David Lynch Foundation, DOWNLOAD FOR GOOD: Music That Changes The World.

"It’s exciting to have the lead single from DOWLOAD FOR GOOD meet with success at radio," said Tom MazzettaPresident at South Beach Marketing & Radio Promotion. "We’re thrilled to notify David Lynch Foundation Music creative director Jason Rothberg and his staff about the song’s quick ascent at the legendary music industry trade publicationFMQB,” Mazzetta says. “We’d like to thank FMQB's Hot AC Editor Mark LaSpina and magazine general manager Fred Deane, for helping us get the song into radio's hand's and their overall support of the charitable efforts surrounding David Lynch Foundation Music."

“Monster” producer Tony Berg (Aimee Mann, Pete Yorn) added, "That Ozomatli should see radio success with ‘Monster’--a reflective song with a groove--under the aegis of the David Lynch Foundation--a reflective organization with a groove--is a wonderful thing. And makes perfect sense."

Released in mid July, DOWNLOAD FOR GOOD: Music That Changes The World is a star-studded digital music compilation which benefits the David Lynch Foundation--a non-profit educational organization founded by iconic filmmakerDAVID LYNCH. The music is only available via the iTunes Store http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/download-for-good/id445954687.

DOWNLOAD FOR GOOD features 33 renowned artists from around the world spanning Pop, Latin, Electronic, Rock,World, Indie, Hip-hop and Classical who have come together to express their support for the foundation and its visionary director. Artists include Alanis Morissette, Amanda Palmer, Andy Summers (of The Police) with Geeta Novotny,Arrested Development, Au Revoir Simone, Band from TV, Ben Folds, Ben Lee, Carmen Rizzo with Grant-Lee Phillips, Dave Stewart (of The Eurythmics), Donovan, Iggy Pop, Maroon 5, Moby, Nancy Sinatra, Neon Trees,Ozomatli, Peter Gabriel, Pink Jaffee with Jakob Dylan & Daryl Hannah, Rodrigo y Gabriela, Slightly Stoopid with Don Carlos, The Charlatans and Tom Waits and more. For more information on DOWNLOAD FOR GOOD visit: http://davidlynchfoundationmusic.org/music/detail/download_for_good.

All artists and label proceeds from DOWNLOAD FOR GOOD support the David Lynch Foundation (see about paragraph below).

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Cover artwork for DOWNLOAD FOR GOOD. Download the image here: http://www.msopr.com/files/David%20Lynch-Download%20For%20Good-CoverArt.JPG.

About the David Lynch Foundation:

The David Lynch Foundation was launched six years ago to bring the stress-reducing, health-promoting benefits ofTranscendental Meditation® to underserved populations, including at-risk inner-city youth and U.S. veterans returning home from combat with post traumatic stress disorder, as well as Native Americans, the homeless and prisoners. To date, the David Lynch Foundation has provided scholarships for nearly 150,000 adults and youth to learn to meditate, eliminating the traumatic stress that undermines academic achievement and fuels substance abuse and violent behavior. Independent published scientific research shows that meditating individuals have better overall mental health and students have dramatically better test scores, grades and graduation rates, while dropout rates, suspensions, and expulsions greatly decrease. For more information, visit: http://www.davidlynchfoundation.org.

www.davidlynchfoundationmusic.org

www.facebook.com/davidlynchfoundationmusic

http://www.youtube.com/user/DLFMUSIC

http://twitter.com/dlf_music

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To request an artist interview and/or receive a digital or physical copy of DOWNLOAD FOR GOOD for review, contact:

Libby Coffey/MSO (818) 380-0400, ext. 224/
LCoffey@msopr.com

Monday, September 12, 2011

We're trying to give you a copy of the boxset

Since this is a limited edition Boxset ~ there are only 1000 of them to be released worldwide.

There is just not enough of them to go around; So we're trying to make sure that everyone gets a chance to get a hold of one of them.

So we've stated a PunchTab.com campaign that will allow fans and supporters of the David Lynch Foundation Music to win one of the boxsets

So the how~ is really simple.

Get registered with Punchtab.com and like the DavidLynchFoundationMusic page on FB.

We're working on this like crazy so stay tunned.

RollingStone asked a question today and it shows the importance of music

What was your first concert? Tell Rolling Stone and find out which artists, fans and editors shared your experience: http://bit.ly/ps0Fzt

We'll we asked everyone @altavozdistroco what there's was so here it goes.

Nelson's I got the lady staying with my sister and I to drop me off at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas, the year was 1979 and the event was the Texas Music Festival or Jam as it was known. The line up was pretty amazing. 1979


  • TKO



  • Sammy Hagar



  • Nazareth



  • Van Halen



  • Heart



  • Boston



  • Blue Öyster Cult



  • My plan included me somehow hooking up with my sister who was already there and I would somehow get a ride back with her.    Let's just say that the plans of a 14 year old don't always make sense.  Needness to say I had a  blast.

    Alex's is pretty sure it's Weird Al in 2000 which explains a whole bunch about him

    James of course saw Judas Priest's & Queensryche in 2005. 

    We'll update this when we get the rest of the crew.

    Thursday, August 18, 2011

    DC will be kool for one night in the Fall thanks Punchtab

    While we're knee deep in the process of making this amazing record with the David Lynch Foundation Muisc gang we thought it would be great to bring some of the folks together and have an old fashion Record Release Party (IN DC) to celebrate the release of Download for Good on VINYL

    So here is the part for the fans of GOOD music and projects, We're giving away a pair of thickets to this VIP party and alls you have to do is be part of our PunchTab, campaign.   Pretty simple stuff will allow you to come to the only party in DC that is all about Download for Good.

    So visit Altavoz.com to find out how to get in on this experience of a lifetime.