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Music Aid is the official website of the WMF (World Music Fondation) - the UK based international music charity. We are here to promote the charity and to raise awareness and funds through music to help make the world a better place. For example, profits from CD sales that would normally go to shareholders and big business go to those in need instead. We regard the world's poorest children and others in need as our special shareholders - and they receive every penny that would otherwise go to big business. So don't forget that every time you buy your CDs here through MusicAid.org you are helping to make the world a better place
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CHILD AID - THE WMF CHILDREN'S FUND
Over the past year the WMF has been helping deprived children in South East Asia where many are now attending school and leading normal lives directly as a result of this work. The children you can see on this page are part of successful projects run by Music Aid and the WMF in Indonesia. They are all receiving help, schooling and funding directly as a result of our work. Please remember that every CD bought through this website helps us to continue helping them.RIO STREET KIDS PROJECT
We are currently working on developing a unique project with street children and other underprivileged youngsters in Brazil. Our centre there will use music as a street-credible base through which we can reach these children and give them the help and guidance they so desperately need. We hope to record and release a CD with these children to help raise awareness of the needs of street children everywhere.
We are now preparing exciting educational projects focusing on the new scientific evidence that music study develops and enhances the brain in a unique way and increases learning potential in many other areas of life and study. Watch out for news of developments on this site. We are also receiving instruments from the BBC Instrument Amnesty and using these in the development of new workshop projects.
The World Music Foundation (WMF) is an organisation based on the simple idea of "making the world a better place through music". The WMF was formed in November 1997 and was awarded charitable status the following year. It was officially launched during a memorable week-long festival that took over the entire third floor and other sections of the huge Whiteleys complex in London's West End. Help and support from the likes of Rolling Stone Ronnie Wood, UK celebrity Rolf Harris and film director Peter Howett, displays of guitars and album covers signed by Paul McCartney, Pink Floyd, Oasis, Nirvana and too many others to mention, and visitors numbering over 100,000, ensured that the new charity got off to a good start.
All funds raised from that first event went to helping children in the developing world. Many children in South East Asia, for example, are now living normal lives and attending school directly because of the WMF's involvement and support. New projects are now in progress including work with street children in Brazil and exciting educational projects based on the latest psychological and neurological research into the effects of music on the brain and personal development.
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The WMF operates the MusicAid.org website and works with Netaid.org and the United Nations Volunteer program to encourage worldwide online volunteer participation. Although active internationally it is officially registered in the UK (Registered Charity Number 1071669), and all its activities are carried out in strict accordance with the UK Government's Charity Commission regulations and guidelines. As well as channeling funds into its own projects it also seeks to work closely with other established and reputable charities world wide.
The organisation is now entering a new stage of development and seeks to form associations with corporate sponsors and partners world wide and offers unique promotional opportunities to corporations who support its aims.
Anyone wishing to contact the WMF on charitable matters should email email@example.com
Corporations interested in sposorship opportunities should email firstname.lastname@example.org
Those interested in becoming involved in the Rio project should email email@example.com
Those who wish to participate in the psychological and educational projects should email firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have a website of your own it would be great if you would use one of our banners to link your site to us. Help yourself to the banners here.
Donate your expertise and talent (and get a United Nations Volunteer Certificate)
Designers, musicians, concert promoters, fundraisers, aid workers, researchers...in fact anyone with a good idea or talent who would like to contribute to our aims is welcome to contact us. We rely on help from volunteers - both for our promotional and fundraising activities and for our work 'in the field'. We are a NetAid.org and a United Nations partner organisation and anyone volunteering for, and successfully completing, special online projects will be eligible to receive an official United Nations Online Volunteers' Certificate - a useful addition to anyone's CV. They may also be featured in the Netaid.org website. Please email us for more details. And check out our online volunteer vacancies at Netaid.org
We are now entering a new phase of expansion and we are actively looking for new sponsors and partners to help fund our future and the future of those we help. The advantages to partners and sponsors are clear, and as well as the goodwill factor we can offer unique promotional opportunites through our high profile, media friendly, international projects as well as through general media coverage and the co-branding of promotional events and merchandising. We can also link sponsorship to specific projects such as the Rio Street Kids Project or our new, exciting, soon-to-be-announced educational programmes.
Any companies or organisations suitable for association with our work who are looking for unique and exciting sponsorship opportunities are invited to contact us to discuss future collaborations and promotions. Please email email@example.com for full details of coming opportunities.
If you have an online or offline music store you may be able to link into musicaid.org. Please email with your details.
We realise how important good media coverage is in spreading the word about musicaid.org and because of that we have included this special press room.MusicAid.org exists to raise funds and awareness through music to help make the world a better place! For example, rather than wait for a special charity CD or concert, our website gives everybody in the world the opportunity to join in and help with every online CD purchase they make - and it costs them absolutely nothing! It's just a question of enough people remembering to use this site when buying music online.
Any media coverage is always greatly appreciated and we strive to work closely with the press, TV and radio at all times. Please add your details to our special media mailing list to be kept informed of events and news that will be of interest, and visit the site regularly to see what is going on. Get images and logos below.
Any journalists with special requests or who would like further information should email us - firstname.lastname@example.org We would also greatly appreciate it if you could remember to send us a copy of any published material. Thanks.
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There are many ways people can help and get involved in our work. One way is by recommending this site to others. Please help us to spread the word in this way.
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