"GREENSBORO, N.C. -- The Healing Blues Project CD, a recording intended to raise money to fight homelessness in Greensboro, has reached No. 1 on AirPlay Direct's Top 50 Global Album Chart.
The album also is No. 1 on AirPlay Direct's Top 50 Blues, Jazz, and R&B Albums, and "I'm Walkin'," a song from the CD, is No. 1 on AirPlay Direct's Top 50 Blues, Jazz, and R&B Singles.
The CD project, organized by faculty, staff, and students at Greensboro College, brought together local musicians and local homeless people to turn the homeless people's life stories into blues songs.
Those songs were recorded for a CD, proceeds from sales of which benefited the Interactive Resource Center, a local nonprofit day center for homeless people. Benefit concerts of the music also benefitted the center, raising more than $10,000 in all to date.
The people whose stories provided the lyrics for the songs received songwriting credit and receive royalties from sales and airplay of the CD.
Future efforts toward eradicating homelessness are planned; for more information, visit www.thehealingblues.org or contact Dave Fox, professor of music, at 336-272-7102, ext. 5321, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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AirPlay Direct also provides its artist/label members its genre-based APD Global Radio Indicator Charts, which track download activity of members' music. AirPlay Direct reaches more than 9,700 radio stations and programmers in more than 90 countries.
Greensboro College provides a liberal-arts education grounded in the traditions of the United Methodist Church and fosters the intellectual, social, and, spiritual development of all students while supporting their individual needs.
Founded in 1838 and located near downtown Greensboro, the college enrolls about 1,000 students from 26 states, the District of Columbia and 10 nations in its undergraduate liberal-arts program and four master's degree programs. In addition to rigorous academics and a well-supported Honors program, the school features a 17-sport NCAA Division III athletic program and dozens of service and recreational opportunities."
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