VETERAN ENTERTAINER-SONGWRITER JOINS THE REVOLUTION IN AFFORDABLE MUSIC DOWNLOADS Bob Haworth, formerly of the Brothers Four and Kingston Trio drops the price on downloads of his music over 50% and challenges other music acts to do the same.Haworth also vows that each download will include donations for worthy causes.
(Denver, COOctober 12, 2007) The English rock band Radiohead recently shook up the music industry by announcing it would not re-sign with a major label and would offer its CD’s for download for any price a consumer was willing to pay.(Minimum price 90 cents as a handling charge.)
Now, veteran musician Bob Haworth, whose long career includes decades as a key part of The Brothers Four and The Kingston Trio, says he has been inspired by Radiohead’s radical move to join what he calls “a new revolution in affordable downloads.”Haworth says he is releasing the first two CD’s from his album catalog to the public, asking for $5.00 for complete CD’s, with $1.00 of each download going to support research programs to find a cure for Parkinson’s Disease.
Haworth says he was inspired by Radiohead’s move to lower prices on music.“This sends a clear signal to consumers that we want them to enjoy our music and we are being fair in setting prices for our music.The day where you bought a CD for $15 or $20 is fading fast.I’m glad to be in the forefront of this pricing revolution.”
Haworth is hoping at the same time his move to use money from music sales to support causes like Parkinson’s research will catch on with other musicians.“If all musicians agreed to lower prices on music downloads and then took just a dollar and put it towards medical research, we could make a huge impact.I call on other musicians to join me in both lowering the price of music downloads and also pledging to use some of the proceeds for worthy causes.”
Haworth also recently released a three song set which focuses on the issue of illegal immigration and the controversy that led to his music being banned at local café where he had been performing for months.He’s released the original music and is donating $1.00 from download sales of two songs to a defense fund for U.S. Border Agents.One song of the new three song set (The Letter) is being released for download at no charge.
“Folk music has traditionally been protest music and my latest songs focus on an important issue facing America,” says Haworth.“Many folk songs and artists have been banned over the years, but the message was important and lives on.I hope my songs do the same.”Details on Bob Haworth’s career and music can be found at www.bobhaworth.com
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