FROM THE NEWS NEST: The Protosong Project

February 29. 2012 | By Christine Cook

Developing nations need clean water and we need awesome music to listen to. These two seemingly different things are being combined in The Protosong Project, a movement launched last week by a group of Seattle college students. How does it work? First, artists donate an unheard recording. Second, music fans donate a minimum of one dollar. Third, once a set fundraising goal is met, contributors receive access to the entire musical catalog. This project is great because it benefits all three parties involved: Artists get their music heard, listeners acquire a collection of underground music and people in developing countries get clean drinking water. The project’s first goal is $1,000, but the students have the intention of taking it as far as they can. Musicians and music lovers, help them get there. Check out the Protosong Project at

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