‘Pioneers for a Cure: Songs to Fight Cancer’ iPhone App delivers revived Pioneer tunes to launch fund-raising effort where every digital song-download is a donation to cancer related care, treatment or research.
NEW YORK (RPRN) 7/22/2009–Pioneers For a Cure – a music philanthropy project sponsored by 501(C)3 non-profit arts organization, Joodayoh Inc. – has launched an iPhone App to introduce its song download-cancer donation initiative to a global audience. Positioned to deliver a rich content user experience on the iPhone, the App is the first planned (version 1.1) release by the projects executive team whose intention is to refine App features and widen distribution to a rapidly expanding universe of iPhone users, music enthusiasts, music history aficionados and micro-philanthropists.
The iPhone App delivers streaming previews of a growing roster of songs, a behind the scenes podcast by award winning NPR radio-journalist Jon Kalish and featured artist biographies. Embedded within the current 1.1 version of the iPhone App is a collective sing-a-long of 40 participating musicians mixed by none other than the legendary Bob Clearmountain, mixer of choice for Bruce Springsteen and The Rolling Stones. From within the App itself, users can learn about the project, listen to streaming music previews, share information with others and connect to the Pioneers For a Cure website to make donations.
“The Pioneers for a Cure journey has launched with ‘The Postcard Project: Songs That Built the State of Israel’ – and we’ve already begun recording well-known American artists for a USA Pioneers for a Cure project slated for a 2010 release,” said its Executive Producer, Beth Ravin, a member of the Grammy Awards Committee and herself a percussionist. “Concurrently, an international outreach is underway to enlist other nations to discover and re-introduce their music/culture/history to a new generation all while fighting the common nemesis of cancer – and not one another. What better way to reach across borders than the world’s most celebrated software platform – the iPhone App.”
Downtown New York composer and saxophonist Greg Wall, the project’s Producer and curator, is proud of the wide range of music genres featured on the iPhone App that all riff on the Pioneer thread; “I think it’s beyond cool to find a cancer fighting iPhone App that offers such a vast musical array; traditional, jazz, roots, klezmer, rock, hip-hop, pop, folk, avant-garde, contemporary, Mid-Eastern, punk and reggae sounds all co-existing under one thematic roof. Think of our iPhone App as a musical tasting platter for the aural senses.”
About Pioneers For a Cure and Joodayoh, Inc.:
Pioneers For a Cure is an ongoing effort to unite all nations to reclaim – and revive – the songs of their founding fathers by having them recorded by artists who then choose the cancer organization that will benefit from the proceeds of the song downloads, a stellar model of artist-driven grassroots philanthropy.
Joodayoh Inc. is a 501(c)3 non-profit arts and education organization whose mission is to cultivate and present genuinely innovative – even subversive – arts projects that promote the trans-denominational, universal values of social justice, kindness and charity.
Links of Note:
Link to iPhone App Store for Pioneers for a Cure: Songs to Fight Cancer (http://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewSoftware?id=317232314&mt=8)
Pioneers for a Cure Website (http://www.pioneersforacure.org)
Radio Journalist Jon Kalish’s Pioneers for a Cure podcast (http://pioneers.podbean.com)
Pioneers For A Cure YouTube Channel (http://www.youtube.com/pioneersongs)
Pioneers For A Cure MySpace Page (http://www.myspace.com/pioneersforacure)
Pioneers For A Cure Facebook Page (http://www.facebook.com/pages/Pioneers-for-a-Cure/37284903923)
Joodayoh, Inc. Website (Fiscal Sponsors of Pioneers for a Cure) (http://www.joodayoh.org)
Ricky Orbach, Founder, Joodayoh Inc.
Joodayoh, Inc. (Fiscal Sponsor of Pioneers For a Cure)
Beth Ravin, Executive Producer
Pioneers For A Cure