and Fanscape Partner to Promote Teen Music Education Petition

Petition to Save Music in Schools Gets Widespread Publicity as it Approaches February 25 Deadline

February 25, 2005

In an effort to increase awareness of its petition to keep music education programs in schools, NAMM, the International Music Products Association and The Music Edge, its Web-based teen music-making initiative, recently partnered with Fanscape, a leading youth entertainment marketing company. Signatures for the petition, which originated in 2002, will be collected through February 25, and will be delivered to Congress on March 9.

Fanscape’s publicity of the petition began with an editorial feature in its February 8, 2005, entertainment newsletter, which reached more than 1.5 million targeted, active entertainment fans and consumers. Continued promotion followed on, in various Fanscape e-mail messaging and on Fanscape’s partner Web sites, reaching hundreds of thousands of subscribers. In return, Fanscape will be promoted on, and

Future plans for the partnership include cross-promotional quarterly contests with other major sponsors, monthly Fanscape Featured Artists on and continued development of an expanded partnership network.

For more information about The Music Edge’s petition for music in schools, interested parties can log on to

About Fanscape
Founded in 1998, Fanscape is a leading youth entertainment marketing company focused on Online and Field Marketing through Grassroots Marketing, Fanscape Media Network, Market Research, and Corporate Partnerships. Through our entertainment client partners Fanscape keeps an open and active dialogue with over 4 million 13–29 year olds, specializing in providing an exclusive and dynamic link between young consumers and their lifestyles.

As youth marketing experts, Fanscape has worked with many major corporate brands such as Tylenol, Energizer, MasterCard and Zippo. As technology experts, Fanscape works with leading wireless and technology companies such as Samsung, Nokia, Verizon, Infospace and Windows/Microsoft. As entertainment experts, Fanscape has worked with many entertainment companies on every genre of popular music, movies, and DVDs including Dreamworks Pictures, IFC Films, Warner Home Video, Universal Music Group, EMI Music Group, Sony/BMG Entertainment, and Warner Music Group