5440 and Producer Garth Richardson To Donate Fees To Music Heals

Music Heals

Leaf and Canuck Losses Trigger Funding Generated By Making Of New 5440 Record

Contact: Chris Brandt
Music Heals
Tel: (604) 915-9322
Email: chris@musicheals.ca

Vancouver, BC, August 9th, 2012 – When the Toronto Maple Leafs were officially eliminated from entering the playoffs, Canadian record producing legend Garth Richardson (Rage Against The Machine, Red Hot Chili Peppers) was forced to commit his producer fees for the next 5440 record to Music Heals. When the Vancouver Canucks were knocked out of the playoffs, 5440 was also forced to donate to Music Heals.

Passionate hockey fans Neil Osborne of 5440 and Garth Richardson, are making a record together. Both are strong supporters of Music Therapy, so they made a friendly wager. If Richardson’s beloved Toronto Maple Leafs were to miss the playoffs this year, he would donate his producer fees to Music Heals. If Osborne’s heralded Vancouver Canucks do not win the 2012 playoffs, his royalties for the record will be donated to Music Heals. If both teams don’t measure up, they both donate.

“I’m sorry to see my Leafs out of the playoffs”, conceded Richardson, “but at least the kids in these music therapy programs get an extended season. Hey, when it’s for the kids, it’s never a dumb bet”.

Said Osborne, “Congratulations are in order  to the Los Angeles  Kings and to GGGarth for becoming a real Kings fan. Thanks to everyone who contributed to Music Therapy. Love You All!”
Music and sports fans were invited to join the challenge, by donating $1 in the name of either GGGarth’s or Neil’s favourite team. All proceeds raised will go to support music therapy programs chosen by Richardson and Osborne.

Watch the complete hilarious banter between Osborne and Richardson

For more information on 5440 visit www.5440.com and Garth Richardson at www.nimbusrecording.com

About Music Heals
The Music Heals Charitable Foundation was formed to help raise awareness of the healing powers of Music and to help fundraise for Music Therapy and related services across Canada.

Their mission is to unite music therapy-related charitable initiatives, and support a wide range of music therapy services to communities across Canada by providing ongoing funding for those agencies that develop and use music therapy.

Thursday, Aug 9, 2012
PRESS CONTACT: For more information contact Chris Brandt at <a href= “mailto:chris@musicheals.ca” >chris@musicheals.ca</a> #400 – 1788 West 5th Avenue Vancouver, BC Tel: 604.742.1750 <a href=”mailto:info@musicheals.ca”>info@musicheals.ca</a> www.musicheals.ca