Amnesty partners with fairsharemusic for 'feelgood downloading'

Amnesty International has joined with fairsharemusic to provide “feelgood downloading” at the new music download site.

Music fans can now donate to Amnesty as they download, at no extra cost and with a huge music library to choose from.

Fairsharemusic’s site has over 8.5 million tracks and prices start at 79p per tune. Where the site differs from similar music sites is in its donation system, where for every track downloaded a donation of half the profits is made to a chosen charity.

Cofounder of fairsharemusic Lee Cannon said:

“Having worked on high-profile charity projects such as Live Aid and the Children's rights’s Party at the Palace, we know that great things can be achieved by harnessing the power of music to help others.

“By offering the same quality experience and value that people have come to expect from established music sites, we’re giving them the opportunity to make a difference - without doing anything differently.”

Amnesty joins an impressive line-up of founding partners at fairsharemusic These include the British Heart Foundation, British Red Cross, Centrepoint, Friends of the Earth, Great Ormond Street Hospital, NSPCC, Oxfam, Sue Ryder Care, Teenage Cancer Trust and WWF.

Amnesty International UK Digital Manager Jaz Cummins said:

“ fairsharemusic is a fantastic idea and a great example of ‘feelgood downloading’.

“Launching just ahead of Glastonbury and the summer festival season, it’s a powerful reminder of how music, passion and good causes often go together. The more people download their favourite music, the more money goes to human rights and other work. It really is a win-win situation.”

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