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Press Release
December 04 2008
For Immediate Release
Media Contact: Christopher Guerin, Vice President of Corporate Communications, (800) 222-4700 ext. 1030
 
Sweetwater, Majic 95 Release Volume Three of Charity CD
 
- Visiting Artists Donate Songs to Benefit Riley Hospital for Children -

Sweetwater, the fourth-largest music instrument and pro audio retailer in the world, according to Music Trades magazine, and Fort Wayne radio station Majic 95.1 WAJI, have combined forces to issue Volume Three of Majic Miracle Music, a compilation CD of new recordings by national musicians, which will be sold locally with all proceeds to benefit Riley Hospital for Children in Indianapolis. The CD is priced at $10 and is available, along with Volumes One and Two, at Anchor Books, Anne's Hallmark stores, Borders, and Higher Grounds Coffee Shops, as well as Sweetwater's retail store at 5501 US Highway 30 W, and online at:

www.waji.com (and) www.sweetwater.com/miracle/

Nationally recognized artists, including Collective Soul, Augustana, Ben Jelen, Josh Kelley, Mercy Me, Jon Peter Lewis, and Lenka, appear on the CD with new, acoustic versions of their popular hits. Most of the CD's 18 songs were recorded at Sweetwater Productions, the region's premier recording studio. The others are acoustic recordings donated by the artists.

"Majic Miracle Music Volume Two was great, and raised more than $9,200, so we hope to raise even more with Volume Three," said WAJI Program Director, Barb Richards. "We are so blessed to have Sweetwater Sound right here in Fort Wayne. They have a true desire to help the kids at Riley and we thank them so much for helping us to make this great fundraising project a reality!"

Majic Miracle Music is a project of Sweetwater Studio 95, a partnership launched in 2006 by Sweetwater Sound and Majic 95.1 WAJI for the recording of live, acoustic versions of songs by bands and artists visiting Fort Wayne. These recordings, along with extended interviews, are broadcast on Majic 95.

"We're delighted to be a partner in supporting a wonderful organization like Riley Hospital for Children, and to be able to contribute by doing what we do best," said Sweetwater President and Founder, Chuck Surack. "We hope that everyone will show their support by purchasing the Majic Miracle Music CD for themselves, and as a gift for friends and family."

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PHOTO CAPTION:
Sweetwater Founder and President Chuck Surack presents a check for $9,200 to Cassie Yowell, a representative of Riley Hospital for Children in Indianapolis. The funds were raised through a unique fundraising partnership with WAJI Majic 95.1 radio station called "Majic Miracle Music". Volume 2 of "Majic Miracle Music" is a compact disc compilation of songs by national touring artists such as Sara Bareilles, Jon McLaughlin, Daughtry, Augustana, Michael W. Smith, Jim Brickman, and REO Speedwagon. Acoustic versions of hits by these artists were recorded in Sweetwater's full-service recording studios, Sweetwater Productions, or were provided by the artists' labels. Sweetwater donated the recording production, as well as CD production and replication expenses, so that all of the proceeds from sales of the CDs go directly to Riley Hospital. Volume 3 of Majic Miracle Music was just released and includes cuts by Collective Soul, Lenka, Augustana, Josh Kelley, Mercy Me, Matt Nathanson, Ben Jelen, and others.
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