by purchasing your local street paper!
The Contributor "in danger of finacial collapse..."
Musicians, producers, music merchandisers, please consider advertising in your local Street Paper...tell us about it below.
Street Paper, a new documentary film that tells the story of the people who have grown The Contributor into "the largest circulating street newspaper in North America," made its world premier at the Nashville Film Festival April 19-26, 2012.
Street Paper takes the viewer inside the lives of Nashville's homeless population through street newspaper, The Contributor. This documentary offers a unique look into the lives of the founders, vendors and writers as the newspaper experiences exponential growth during September 2010. — StreetPaperFilm.com
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Here comes help...What is H.E.L.P.?
The short answer is that H.E.L.P. stands for Homeless Empowered by Local Papers.
Events-in-Music.com is supporting street newspapers (there are over 100 cities worldwide that have such a program!) with our advertising dollars. You can too! Join us!
The longer version is that Events-in-Music.com, in conjunction with some other fine music companies, has started an intiative called H.E.L.P., an acronym we use for Homeless Empowered by Local Papers.
Advertising partners include: Durango Songwriters Expo, Catbone Records, Hillbilly Culture Publishing, That's Cool, WWAHM!, Digital Litho, Beaird Music Group, Beverly Ross, Play It By Ear Records, and WTSmedia.
LOOK FOR THEIR ADS NEAR THE BACK PAGE! SAVE MONEY!
We all want to promote our companies while at the same time help others; in this case we are helping the Nashville Contributor help the homeless. If you sell a music product or service consider joining us!
This "street paper" has succeeded in getting many homeless people back on their feet and even into apartments by allowing them to buy and then sell the newspaper for a 75% profit (they buy the papers for a quarter and sell them for one dollar on street corners). The Contributor is mostly written by homeless or formerly homeless writers. Perhaps you have bought one already?
By adding special music offers to the paper, we hope to add value and boost sales...while getting our brand names out to thousands of new music lovers.
Click here to see the ads that we are running, or have run.
"Street Newspaper" is a term for a newspaper that focuses on the issues surrounding homelessness and poverty and is sold by homeless and formerly homeless individuals on the street.
Learn more about street newspapers, their cause and efforts, at The North American Street Newspaper Association (NASNA) and International Network of Street Papers.