Vancouver, Canada, March 15, 2011 --(PR.com
)-- Canadian pianist and composer Martin Mayer is putting his music on the front line today, aiming to help raise funds to for the Canadian Red Cross’ Japan Earthquake Relief. Until May 1st, all proceeds from the sale of Mayer’s album “Alone”, purchased through the Apple iTunes Store, will be donated directly to the Red Cross.
“When you see an event of this magnitude happen, it’s difficult not to want to act,” says Mayer from his Vancouver-based studio. “I’ve been fortunate enough to have been able to share my music with concert audiences in Asia, and to be able to donate my music selflessly to help this important cause, comes to me without hesitation.”
Mayer, whose performed on numerous sold-out concert tours in mainland China and Taiwan but has yet to reach Japan, is certainly no stranger to gifting his music. In 2010, he completed a year-long fundraising partnership with the Canadian Cancer Society, raising over $2,000 from his EP “The Orphan Boy,” and has donated hundreds of his albums “Live in Concert” and “This is who I am” to New York-based charity Musicians On Call, which provides music libraries to American hospitals.
“Music is a gift, and I’m very grateful for the opportunities and dreams it’s afforded me. Being able to share it with others, to make them smile, forget their sorrows, and help them in their time of need, that’s the biggest reward of all,” says Mayer.
To purchase Martin Mayer’s album “Alone” and help raise funds for the Canadian Red Cross’ Japan Earthquake Relief, please visit http://www.martinmayer.com, or access the album’ directly through Apple's iTunes Store.