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Linkin Park To Play Private Concert At Secret Venue For Music For Relief Japan Tsunami Fund-raising Challenge

Linkin Park To Play Private Concert At Secret Venue For Music For Relief Japan Tsunami Fund-raising Challenge
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LOS ANGELES, CA. (Top40 Charts/ Warner Bros. Records) From their official website www.linkinpark.com, LINKIN PARK is challenging supporters of Music For Relief (MFR) to raise money for Japan Tsunami Relief to gain access to a private concert. Click here to view a message from Linkin Park about this special event.

Every supporter who raises at least $500 will be invited with a guest, to a private Linkin Park concert in a small, intimate venue in the Los Angeles area. The location of the show will be disclosed only to those who reach their fundraising goal.

Joining forces with Linkin Park on this campaign are Japan's B'z, the best-selling artist in the history of Japan. B'z , who recently contributed a track to MFR's Download To Donate campaign and are involved in various relief efforts to help re-build their homeland, will also perform at the show.

Participants can begin fundraising at secretshowforjapan.com on June 30th, and must reach their fundraising goal by August 24th to gain access to the show. The most exclusive experiences are reserved for those who raise even more than $500. The top 50 fundraisers will attend a meet and greet with Linkin Park band members, and the top 10 will also receive signed instruments from the band. The top fundraiser will be invited to watch the show from the stage.

The innovative social fund-raising technology for the event is provided by give2gether, creators of a Web-based platform to help 501(c)(3) non-profits raise money among young, socially-networked philanthropists. Participants in the MFR campaign can set up their own personalized fundraising webpage and share it instantly - in one click - with their Facebook friends as well as their contacts on six popular social networks simultaneously, giving rise to the new expression 'Personal Social Responsibility' (PSR).

"We are excited to see a new generation of social-online-activists raise thousands of dollars purely through their social activism," said Arnon Shafir, give2gether's CEO and Co-founder.
For guidelines and further information on fundraising go to musicforrelief.org.

All proceeds from the campaign will benefit Music for Relief's Japan earthquake & tsunami relief effort in support of Save the Children. In the immediate aftermath of the disaster, the organization set up multiple child-friendly spaces in shelters in affected areas, providing children with an opportunity to play safely while allowing parents to work on the recovery. In the long-term, Save the Children will support civil society groups in the affected area focused on providing services, care, and assistance to children.

About Linkin Park: Linkin Park is a modern alternative band comprised of lead vocalist Chester Bennington, drummer/percussionist Rob Bourdon, guitarist Brad Delson, bassist Dave 'Phoenix' Farrell, DJ, programmer Joe Hahn and Mike Shinoda - lead vocals, keyboards, guitar. The highly anticipated fourth studio album from Linkin Park, A Thousand Suns (Machine Shop Recordings / Warner Bros), has been described as a psychedelic journey that explores the conflict between technology and humanity. The album debuted at the top of Billboard's Top 200 album chart, making A Thousand Suns the 3rd consecutive Linkin Park album to reach #1. For more information, visit www.linkinpark.com

About B'z: Formed in 1988, B'z are guitarist Tak Matsumoto and vocalist Koshi Inaba. Over the span of twenty-three years, B'z have released 17 albums, and 49 singles, with 45 of those singles consecutively debuting #1 on Japan's Oricon Single Chart. B'z have sold over 80 million CDs in Japan alone, making them the best-selling artist in Japan's history.

About give2gether: give2gether's platform is designed specifically for non profits to set up fund-raising campaigns quickly and measure campaign performance with built-in analytics tools. The company co-founders include two professors of economics at UC Berkeley and NYU, and the platform leverages ten years of research in donor behavior and social learning to automate and improve effective online fundraising.
give2gether's fund-raising technology uses proprietary behavioral algorithms that leverage social group interactions, which significantly improves donor participation and conversion rates (visitors to donors). By turning more strangers into friends, friends into donors, and donors into fundraisers, give2gether allows nonprofits to monetize social interactions and foster a new generation of social-networked philanthropists. Fund-raisers also have access to advanced, ROI-focused analytics that help them optimize their social fundraising campaigns.
The company has U.S. offices in Burlingame and R&D in Israel. For more information about give2gether or to start a free trial campaign, please visit www.give2gether.com

About Save the Children: Save the Children is the world's leading independent organization for children. Our vision is a world in which every child attains the right to survival, protection, development and participation. Our mission is to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children, and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives. Save the Children serves impoverished, marginalized and vulnerable children and families in over 120 nations. Our programs reach both children and those working to save and improve their lives, including parents, caregivers, community members and members of our partner organizations. We help save children's lives, protect them from exploitation and help them access education and health care. Through disaster risk reduction, emergency preparedness, rapid humanitarian relief and long-term recovery programs, Save the Children also annually assists millions of girls and boys at risk of or affected by natural disasters, conflicts and ethnic violence.

About Music for Relief: Founded by two-time Grammy winning/multi-platinum rock band Linkin Park, Music for Relief is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to providing aid to victims of natural disasters and the prevention of such disasters. Since its inception in 2005, Music for Relief has raised over $4 million for victims of multiple disasters across four continents including the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami, hurricane Katrina, China's Wenchuan earthquake, a cholera outbreak in Zimbabwe, the 2010 Haiti earthquake and the 2011 earthquake & tsunami in Japan. Music for Relief also supports environmental programs to help in prevention and mitigation of future natural disasters including the planting of over 810,000 trees to help reduce global warming. The organization was recently recognized by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon for the Download to Donate program to raise funds and awareness in the aftermath of the Haiti earthquake. For more information visit www.musicforrelief.org.



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