Sir Paul announced today that he is donating all proceeds from the on-line sales of his new tracks Freedom, From a Lover to a Friend, and From a Lover to a Friend (remix) to benefit the rescue workers and the victims of the September 11 terrorist attacks. This is an historic event in that this will be the first digital download released by a solo artist with proceeds going to charity. From November 13 through December 11, a 3-track digital download bundle can be purchased online for $3.99 through WindowsMedia.com, MSN Music, and Best Buy. These sites will also link you to some behind the scenes clips of Sir Paul from the all-star tribute "Concert for New York" which has thus far raised over $30 million.
Dave Fester, general manager of the Digital Media Division at Microsoft stated today that:
"This download is a great way to offer millions of Paul McCartney fans an easy way to help victims of the terrorist attacks and a chance to hear music from his latest release. We're proud to be part of Paul McCartney's continued efforts to aid the WTC rescue workers and their families."
(kindly submitted by PLUGGED correspondent Joan M. Hopkins)
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