|Farm Aid 2006 Presented by Silk Soymilk to be Webcast Live|
The Farm Aid webcast will be produced and broadcast by Incited Media. Live music will start at 3:30 p.m. EDT. Throughout the day, viewers will see exclusive backstage footage and interviews. The entire concert press event will be available on-demand starting at 2:00 pm EDT. The webcast will capture the complete Farm Aid experience in real time, making viewers at home a part of the benefit concert that will raise money to promote family farm foods. Viewers can log into the webcast at www.farmaid.org, for free, unlimited access to the show. Farm Aid is asking for a suggested donation of $10 or more from webcast viewers. The webcast will be streaming in Windows Media Player 9.
Also starting at 3:30pm, EDT, XM Satellite Radio will broadcast live from Farm Aid 2006 Presented by Silk Soymilk. The broadcast will air on X Country (XM Channel 12).
Farm Aid 2006 Presented by Silk Soymilk will feature president and founder Willie Nelson, board members Neil Young, John Mellencamp and Dave Matthews, as well as Jerry Lee Lewis with Roy Head, Los Lonely Boys, Arlo Guthrie, Gov't Mule, Steve Earle, Allison Moorer, Steel Pulse, Shelby Lynne, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Jimmy Sturr & his Orchestra, Pauline Reese and Danielle Evin.
For more information about Farm Aid 2006 Presented by Silk Soymilk and the Farm Aid webcast visit www.farmaid.org.
Willie Nelson, Neil Young and John Mellencamp organized the first Farm Aid concert in 1985 to raise awareness about the loss of family farms and to raise funds to keep farm families on their land. Dave Matthews joined the Farm Aid Board of Directors in 2001. Farm Aid raises awareness about the critical role of family farms and has raised more than $29 million to build and strengthen family farm food production. Between 1985 and 2005, 80 percent of Farm Aid's total expenditures was spent on programs to benefit family farmers, exceeding charity watchdog standards. Through public education, program activities and grants, Farm Aid promotes food from family farms and sustainable agriculture, fights factory farms, advocates for fair farm prices and provides disaster assistance and credit counseling to farm families.
About Incited Media Incited Media was founded in the summer of 2001 and has quickly become a major player in the web streaming production market. Since then, the Los Angeles-based production services company has provided streaming production for corporate communications, state and national political conventions, red carpet coverage of the GRAMMYs, large online concerts for a major internet portal and most recently for the MTV Video Music Awards and the MTV "React Now" Hurricane Katrina relief benefit concert. Incited services include on-demand encoding, live streaming, video production and DVD creation.
About XM Satellite Radio XM (NASDAQ: XMSR) is America's number one satellite radio company with more than 7 million subscribers. Broadcasting live daily from studios in Washington, DC, New York City, the Country Music Hall of Fame in Nashville, Toronto and Montreal, XM's 2006 lineup includes more than 170 digital channels of choice from coast to coast: the most commercial-free music, premier sports, news, talk radio, comedy, children's and entertainment programming; and the most advanced traffic and weather information.
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EDITORS AND PRODUCERS NOTE: To obtain media credentials for Farm Aid 2006 Presented by Silk Soymilk, contact Dario Tirado at (703) 675-5516.