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Rob Thomas VNUE Concert Raises $130K for No-Kill Animal Shelters


Press release: VNUE

An intimate streaming concert presented by VNUE Inc, with global star Rob Thomas, featuring his acclaimed new Christmas album, Something About Christmas Time,” raised over $130,000 for nonprofit Sidewalk Angels Foundation. 

Sidewalk Angels Foundation is an organization founded by Rob and his wife, Marisol, that provides much needed funding to no-kill animal shelters in the U.S.A. and around the world.

The exclusive concert on November 8 was streamed live from Daryl’s House in Pawling, New York, and presented on StageIt, one of the first and most well-known ticketed streaming platforms. 

“One hundred percent of the money we raised will go directly towards helping no-kill animal shelters and rescues working tirelessly to save the millions of animals in need,” said Rob Thomas, the who spent much of the past two decades on the road, fronting massive world treks with Matchbox Twenty and on his own as well as a series of intimate acoustic shows. “We want to thank everyone who helped make this incredible evening possible and a huge thanks to all of our amazing supporters who joined us and donated. Because of you, we raised over $130,000.”

VNUE, the renowned multi-faceted music technology company, is currently acquiring StageIt, as the company expands it services including mobile content distribution platform Set.fm, exclusive license partner and “instant live” pioneer DiscLive, and protecting the rights of artists and writers with the company’s Soundstr music recognition technology (MRT).

Zach Bair, CEO of VNUE, said he is thrilled with the number of fans who donated to the worthy cause, especially since this was the first successful “combining” of Set.fm with VNUE’s soon-to-be acquired StageIt, that also brought in enough funds to save the lives of many animals in need.

“I’m stoked that we were able to raise this incredible amount of money with Rob using innovative platforms like StageIt and Set.fm,” Bair said. “Utilizing these technologies side by side is just the beginning of several exciting integrations that will take place as we continue to move forward, and the success of this event shows we are on the right path.  Further, Sidewalk Angels Foundation has an important mission and I’m so happy to have been able to leverage our technology to help those who have no voice: animals in no-kill shelters across the country. A big thanks to everyone who contributed!”

The streaming concert offered several packages to raise money for the foundation, such as the inclusion of “instant” digital downloads via Set.fm, as well as a limited edition of a Rob Thomas commemorative t-shirt. Other notable rewards included an exclusive ZOOM with Rob and a $4,000 signed guitar.  The audio of the show is still available for purchase here and proceeds benefit Sidewalk Angels. To purchase “Something About Christmas Time,” visit the Rob Thomas website.

VNUE is a multi-faceted music technology company dedicated to monetizing the live music experience for artists, labels, writers, and publishers. VNUE also holds a 4.99 percent stake in RockHouse Live International, a new live music venue and restaurant chain that was recently launched in Clearwater Beach Florida, and which is expanding globally

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