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Recording Artist Melanie Dekker's Charitable Efforts to be Recognized in Armed Forces Public Service Announcement and Military Media Campaign

Zabit Recording Artist, Singer/Songwriter, Melanie Dekker, above.
Melanie Dekker, featured on the cover of the February 2007 Singer and Musician Magazine. Click on the above link to read the article, and hear the song, 'Fall In/Wounded Soldier.'
Click on the above link to view Melanie's video for the single, 'Fall In/Wounded Soldier.'
To help support the troops,click on the above link to order Melanie Dekker's CD, 'Revealed,' directly from CDBaby.com.

June 20, 2007, Sonoma County, California – Zabit Records, a division of Sonoma Mountain Entertainment LLC, announce recording artist Melanie Dekker will be featured in a AmericaSupportsYou.org public service announcement campaign that will run on the Armed Forces Network and Pentagon Channel from May 2007 possibly to the end of the year, 2007. The PSA will reach 16 million military households in the US, as well as military personnel in 177 countries, in recognition of her Wounded Soldier and Military Family charitable efforts.  

With the release of Melanie's new CD, Revealed, Melanie, Zabit Records, and record distributor CD Baby announced a pledge of $2 million from the CD's sale would go to select foundations that benefit wounded soldiers and their families. In honor of Military Appreciation Month, a portion of the proceeds generated will go to ‘America Supports You Home Front Member Groups,' Operation: Care and Comfort (www.operationcareandcomfort.com), and The US Wounded Soldiers Foundation (www.uswoundedsoldiers.com).

‘America Supports You,' (www.americasupportsyou.org), a nationwide program launched by the Department of Defense, recognizes citizens' support for our military men and women and communicates that support to members of the US Armed Forces at home and abroad.

A single on the Revealed album, titled 'Fall In/Wounded Soldier,' was written by Melanie on her way to a benefit concert for The National Wounded Soldier Foundation. To support the cause that inspired the song, Melanie with her label, Zabit Records, a division of Sonoma Mountain Entertainment LLC, have pledged $1 for each copy of Revealed sold exclusively through www.cdbaby.com for the first, one million records sold. CD Baby, an international record distributor headquartered in Portland, Oregon, through President and Founder Derek Sivers, is also matching $1 for a total of $2 million pledged to the cause. Zabit Records is currently seeking other corporate and private sponsors to increase the per-CD-pledge to result in even greater potential contributions for this most worthy cause.

This pledge will continue after May 31 with all Revealed CDs sold through CDBaby.com until the full $2 million is contributed to these, and other, qualified foundations who support US soldiers and their families.

National Military Appreciation Month (May), as designated by Congress, provides a period encompassing both the history and recognition of our armed services with an in-depth look at the diversity of its individuals and achievements. 

Melanie has previously performed throughout the U.S., Canada, and Europe appearing with such notable artists as Diana Krall, Chaka Kahn, Bryan Adams, Faith Hill, Ivan Neville and the Neville All Star Band, Shari Ulrich, April Wine among others.

The legendary David Kershenbaum, who has produced such notable artists as Tracy Chapman, Joe Jackson, Duran Duran, The Jacksons and Tori Amos, co-produced the Revealed CD with producer/engineer Scott Church and Bill Zabit of Sonoma Mountain Entertainment. Revealed was recorded and mixed at Sonoma Mountain Studio Estate (www.studioestate.com), in Sonoma County, California, with international composer, arranger and multi-instrumentalist Jason Nett of Vancouver, BC, playing a key role in the recording.

Melanie states, “I hope other artists will follow my lead in doing the same. But on stage or off, I would like to believe all of us can make a difference somehow. Make people happier. Make the world a better place.”

For more info, please contact Christopher Buttner, details above. To support Melanie's efforts, please purchase Revealed at: http://cdbaby.com/cd/dekker2

For more info about:

•  America Supports You, please visit: www.americasupportsyou.org

•  Operation: Care and Comfort, please visit: www.operationcareandcomfort.org

•  The US Wounded Soldiers Foundation, please visit: www.uswoundedsoldiers.com

•  Melanie Dekker, please visit: www.melaniedekker.com

•  Hear the single and watch the video for ‘Fall In/Wounded Soldier' at: http://www.prthatrocks.com/dekkersingermusician.htm