Zew Music Notes: Sir Paul gets honored, again; 30 songs for 30 days to help oppressed women


Sir Paul to get French Medal this weekend

The French will recognize Paul McCartney with a Legion of Honour medal this weekend. France’s President, Francois Hollande, will present Paul with the medal, which is the highest public distinction that a member of the public can get. According to Reuters, previous recipients include Clint Eastwood and Liza Minnelli.

30 Songs / 30 Days – Get a free download by a different female singer each day

Brandi Carlile, Bonnie Raitt, Sheryl Crow, Lucinda Williams and more talented ladies donate songs to support Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide, a multi-platform media project inspired by Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn’s best-selling book.
For 30 days (Sept. 3rd to Oct. 2nd), a new song from a featured female artist will be offered for free download for twenty-four hours on www.halftheskymovement.org. At the conclusion, a four-hour PBS documentary will air (Oct. 1 & 2) that goes around the world to tell courageous stories of oppressed women in places like Africa, southeast Asia, and India.
The movement then goes to facebook, video games and more.
To get your song and explore, go to halftheskymovement.org.

Rock n Roll History
Neil Young’s critique of rock n roll sponsorship, This Note’s for You, won MTV’s best video award 23 years ago today. The video originally banned due to demands by spoofed singers in the video (M Jackson, W Houston), eventually went into heavy rotation after it became a huge hit for Canada’s Much Music. BTW, VMA’s air live tonight from LA at 7pm

Happy 69th birthday Roger Waters of Pink Floyd

Dolores O’Rearden of the Cranberries celebrates her 41st birthday today too.

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