Press play to donate: Nonprofit launches fundraiser using Musicoin

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MAY 4, 2018
HARTFORD, CT

4Unity Corp. — a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization serving the city of Hartford since 2011 — has launched the #Food4U: Plays That Feed Fundraiser using Musicoin, the world’s first blockchain-enabled music streaming service.

Donations are being accepted for Food4U in a novel way. Every time the inspirational original song “I Need” is played online, one MUSIC (Musicoin’s in-house cryptocurrency) is instantly donated to 4Unity Corp. The collected funds will be used to help provide hot meals, mental health and substance abuse resources, shelter and housing assistance, job preparation resources, and more to Hartford’s homeless population.

“We are pioneering a self-empowerment revolution using blockchain technology and conscious hip-hop to support philanthropic initiatives,” stated 4Unity Corp. Spokesman and Crypto Kingz CEO Rashawn “PUP” Asberry. “Leveraging the power of music and blockchain technology is one of the easiest and most innovative ways to support your community,” he continued. “It motivates people to become active participants in their community without paying anything out of pocket — they simply need to press play.”

No account signup is required to donate — the streaming platform instantly triggers a payment each time “I Need” is played. For those who wish to contribute more, Musicoin users can elect to “tip” as much of their own MUSIC as they choose through the system.

4Unity feeding homeless in Hartford

The fundraiser reflects Musicoin’s guiding principle of Sharism — emphasizing the importance of sharing knowledge and value within a community to create a positive social impact. “This is a very good example of how a global spirit can help local communities,” said Musicoin’s founder Isaac Mao, who also demonstrated his support for #Food4U with a generous MUSIC donation.

4Unity Corp. hopes to make “I Need” the first song on Musicoin to reach 1,000,000 plays by July 1, and is hosting its inaugural Food4U & Resource event on Saturday, July 21 in Hartford.

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4Unity Corp. (EIN 35–2408833) is an urban-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit grassroots organization that was founded by Timothy Fraylon, Anthony Maye, Jr., and Robert Hill in 2011, serving the Hartford inner city. Their mission is to foster awareness of community issues, as well as to inspire peace and unity through educational, recreational, and philanthropic programs. In addition to the Food4U & Resource program, 4Unity provides various services to the community free of charge, including clothing drives for the homeless population, neighborhood clean-up initiatives, peace walks, and educational and recreational programs.

Contact 4Unity Corp. at 4unityct@gmail.com or (860) 245–1657 for media inquiries.

Musicoin (MUSIC) is a smart cryptocurrency and music streaming platform built upon the Musicoin blockchain. Musicians and listeners worldwide are encouraged to visit Musicoin’s official website at musicoin.org.

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