Added on 29-Oct-2003
On October 31, 2003 Roger Taylor will be on a live webchat.Following the announcement of 46664, the Global Petition where people of the world are asked to 'GIVE 1 MINUTE OF YOUR LIFE TO STOP AIDS', QueenOnline is proud to announce that Roger Taylor will be doing a LIVE WEBCHAT at www.46664.com on Friday 31 October! (exact time yet to be confirmed, please visit www.queenonline.com for more info shortly)
Roger will be answering your questions regarding the 46664 campaign, and expressing his views on one of the biggest world issues: AIDS. You can send in your questions prior to the chat, please go to http://www.tiscali.co.uk/community/promotions.html
"46664 is a very exciting and rather noble project. AIDS is the most important issue facing Africa today and through awareness we can do something about it. Give one minute of your life to stop AIDS and add to the snowball of awareness." Roger Taylor
Give 1 Minute of Your Life To Stop AIDS
Dial 09060 1 46664 or connect to www.46664.com NOW and Join the Global Petition
The CONCERT EVENT will be broadcast LIVE on the internet on Saturday 29 November by Tiscali, and on MTV globally on World AIDS Day and offered rights free at no cost to all TV, radio broadcasters and internet partners. Real more about the Concert below.
The 46664 campaign is calling for:
- people to join a global petition via local call-in numbers on which they can hear songs written by contributing artists, contribute directly to the fight against AIDS in Africa, and be directed to the 46664 website to hear more music; purchase exclusive 46664 tracks; download ringtones; make donations and leave their email addresses.
- all governments to declare a global AIDS emergency. This means developed country governments must give much more money to the Global Fund to fight AIDS, and the global community should strive to get 3 million people living with AIDS on lifesaving anti-retrovirals by 2005.
46664 - The Concert in association with MTV's Staying Alive
Takes place at Greenpoint Stadium in Cape Town on November 29th, the weekend before World AIDS Day. 40,000 people will attend the 3-hour show, which will be broadcast free to hundreds of millions around the world via TV, webcast and radio. In South Africa, SABC will broadcast the entire show live. Highlights will premiere on MTV channels globally on World AIDS Day - 1st December - and will be made available rights free at no cost to all TV and radio broadcasters worldwide to a potential audience of more than two billion people. The European Broadcasting Union and the Asian Broadcasting Union will distribute the programme to its member broadcasters. The internet webcast will be distributed worldwide by Tiscali to the world's most important portals and ISPs, making it the biggest music web event in history.
As well as stars from the world of music, 46664 is supported by such international figures as Bill Clinton and Oprah Winfrey.
To date those who have committed to joining leading African artists include Anastacia, Baaba Maal, Beyonce, Bono, Johnny Clegg, The Corrs, Eurythmics, Moloko, Paul Oakenfold featuring Shifty Shell Shock and TC, Ladysmith Black Mombaza, Queen, and Zucchero.
46664 The CD and 46664 The DVD are planned for release early 2004. Proceeds will benefit the global fight against AIDS, and will encourage customers to join the global petition.
The 46664 campaign was conceived by Dave Stewart and put into place in partnership with the Mandela Foundation and Brian May and Roger Taylor of Queen.
Global media partners include Tiscali and MTV Staying Alive, industry partners include Coca-Cola, BBC World Service, Virgin Atlantic, SABC, Fedex and The Fleming Media Group.
[--Source Email from 46664.com]