Students Recruit Internationally Renowned Rock Band OK Go to Raise Money for Vancouver Charity
(VANCOUVER, 18 JUNE 2012). Students in the Entertainment Business Management Program at Vancouver Film School (VFS) have released a compilation album with music from high profile bands such as OK Go, All Mankind, and Cary Brothers to raise money for the youth mentoring organization, Big Brothers of Greater Vancouver. The album, Listen Brother: Big Music for Big Brothers, is available as a digital download from CDbaby.com for $8.99, at http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/bigbrotheranalbumtobenef.
“We are vey excited about the scope and potential impact that this charity album has,” says Diego Pineda, one of the six Entertainment Business Management producers. “We reached out to all of the major labels and publishers to secure gratis licenses so more revenue could go directly to the charity. We aimed high and got some internationally renowned bands with a massive following. Having OK Go in this album is a great asset for the project.”
The Entertainment Business Management producers expect to raise funds to benefit Big Brothers' programs for children at risk. Serving the Lower Mainland and the Sunshine Coast and Sea to Sky Corridor via satellite offices, Big Brothers of Greater Vancouver develops and implements a wide range of programs matching children with positive adult mentors. Volunteers open up opportunities for such children, heightening self-esteem and keeping them on a path to achieve.
The MP3 album is an uplifting blend of pop/rock songs with some strong female vocalists, eclectic acoustic sounds and amazing pop songs from all over the world. For more information about the album, including cover image, track list and samples, please visit: http://www.facebook.com/Listenbrother
A high-resolution JPEG of the album cover is available upon request.
About Entertainment Business Management at Vancouver Film School
Entertainment Business Management at Vancouver Film School is a one-year comprehensive business education in the heart of an entertainment studio. Graduates of EBM leave with far more than just the core skills necessary to do business, or another line to add to their resume - they leave with a whole new resume. This is achieved through EBM's unique system of delivering business curriculum structured around "Hub projects." Hub projects are large-scale projects incorporating real-world clients and consequences. They are evaluated by concrete success metrics and are designed to showcase particular skills and accomplishments of significant value to industry. Through Hub projects, EBM students have the opportunity to establish a track-record of success as entertainment professionals in a public way before they graduate. To find out more, visit vfs.com.
Student Producers: Harrison Sherrington, Diego Pineda, Rodrigo Moctezuma, Eloy Hernandez, June Zarza, and Naline Amaral.