The Independent Music Showcase recently named The Commuters and their debut “As I Make My Way – EP” as one of the “Best of 2011.” Thanks to blogger John Darlington for the recognition! You can check out the show here.
The Commuters are this week’s featured artist on Channel One News! Channel One News is broadcast into 8,000 middle and high schools and viewed in more than 250,000 classrooms, reaching nearly 25 percent of U.S. teens. Channel One provides 12 minutes of news content per day, 5 days a week throughout the school year, and the news is provided by CBS News. The Commuters’ songs are featured throughout this week’s broadcasts and there is a full “Hear It Now” page on the Channel One website featuring The Commuters. Here is a link to the feature: http://www.channelone.com/music/the-commuters
The Commuters are supporting Adrian Peterson, star running back of the NFL’s Minnesota Vikings, as well as the DNA Foundation of Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore on their “Football For Good” campaign! The campaign is designed to create awareness and raise funds for community programs for at-risk youth and to fight human trafficking of minors.
The campaign aims to raise $500,000 for the cause. The Commuters are asking all of our fans to support the campaign and text “ADRIAN” to 20222 to donate $10 and support Football For Good. You’ll help at-risk kids and receive a special message from Adrian.
You can make a larger donation or learn more about the campaign at: www.crowdrise.com/football
Other celebrities supporting the campaign include welterweight boxing champion Victor Ortiz, and NFL players Michael Huff (Oakland Raiders), Roy Williams (Chicago Bears), Jermaine Gresham (Cincinnati Bengals), Dallas Clark (Indianapolis Colts), and DeSean Jackson (Philadelphia Eagles).
Said Zeeshan Zaidi of The Commuters: “We’re really excited help Adrian Peterson, his ‘All Day’ Foundation and the DNA foundation on this great cause and campaign.” Peterson expressed his gratitude for the band’s involvement: “Thanks to The Commuters and their frontman Zeeshan Zaidi for their support of Football for Good!”
Last week The Commuters debuted at #2 at WMUR at Marquette University in Milwaukee, WI! Of all of the hundreds of songs they’re playing, including lots of major acts, we had the #2 spot on the station! Thanks so much to our friends at Marquette and WMUR for your support! This is in addition to the tremendous radio play The Commuters are getting at many major college and independent radio stations throughout the country. For more details on this and other publicity the Commuters are receiving, go to our publicity section.
We won! Thank you to all our supporters who voted for us in mtvU’s Freshman video voting contest! Our video for “As I Make My Way” will be added to mtvU rotation starting Monday, October 3. Here’s a link to the mtvU story on their win.