Thursday, May 29, 2008

Switchfoot "Promotion Teams"; MTV and Vh1 bring it "Home"

Sign on San Diego did a brief story with Jon Foreman about the upcoming Bro-Am, which is already next Saturday!

It's easy to sign a check to support a charity and many successful touring bands do just that. The effort highlights a cause, generates good publicity and offers the added benefit of a tax write-off.

But Switchfoot singer Jon Foreman and his bandmates have another motive behind giving back. The North County-based rock group hosts a Bro-Am beach event every year because they like to switch places – as the band's surfing-move handle suggests. The way to do that is to elevate a cause they believe in while extending a hands-on approach to helping.

“The solo project and the Bro-Am are an attempt to be human again, really,” said Foreman, who performs an acoustic set Wednesday night during the Bro-Am charity auction at Pacific Coast Grill.

“We are hoping we can enable others to step up on stage as we step down into the community.”

Read the rest of the article here


In other news, and both uploaded "This Is Home" on the website today!

Remember, this doesn't mean the videos have been added to actual channel yet. We will continue to request the video and Wildcard it for the 5/20 campaign! We're making progress Footsoldiers!


"This Is Home Promotion Teams!"

Our good friend Jason from the official message boards is holding an open "Roll Call" to get sign ups for "This Is Home" promotion teams. The idea is to have separate teams promoting "This Is Home:" A youtube team, mtv/Vh1 team, radio team, etc. etc. If you're a boardie, go there now and sign up! If you aren't, you can become one or comment on here, and we'll add you up to the list!!

It is vital that we have your full-on commitment in order for this thing to work! Please be sure you can contribute your time to this effort before signing up. This time around, we've got the support of Walt Disney Records/Hollywood Records for the single; we can make this song huge! Lets do it!



"This Is Home"

Hot AC: 73 (+1 from yesterday) with 57 (+5 from yesterday) spins this week
Top 40: 293 (-11 from yesterday) with 5 spins this week
Radio Disney: 30 with 21 spins this week
Christian AC: 38 (-1) with 141 (+3 spins from yesterday) spins this week
Billboard Hot Christian Songs: 25 (+5 from last week)

"The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian Soundtrack"

Billboard 200: 31 (-5 from last week)
Billboard Comprehensive Albums: 32 (-6 from last week)
Billboard Top Soundtracks: 3 (same)
Billboard Top Digital Albums: 6 (-1 from last week)

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