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About "One World"

Four songwriters wrote "One World" together when they met in a hotel room at the Hotel Rossya in Moscow in 1989, during Glasnost.

They were Franke Previte and Pamela Phillips Oland from the USA, and Sergei Manoukyan and Mikk Targo from Tallin, Estonia.

Their song celebrated the first ever American-Soviet Arts Exchange, the coming together of 22 songwriters from America and as many from the Soviet Union, for nearly two weeks of songwriting in Tallin, Estonia, Moscow and Leningrad. The song "One World" was included in the commemorative album.

The convocation was the brainchild of songwriter Alan Roy Scott, for his Music Bridges organization. Robyn Whitney of Private Island Trax Studio in LA, took care of the logistics.

It was a trip of a lifetime for all.

American Songwriter Participants included Michael Bolton, Diane Warren, Mike Stoller, Barry Mann, Desmond Child, Brenda Russell, Franne Golde, Tom Kelly, Billy Steinberg, Franke Previte, Pamela Phillips Oland, Paul Chiten, Cyndi Lauper, Harold Payne, Todd Cerney, Albert Hammond, Alan Roy Scott, Sue Shifrin, Gregory Abbott and Holly Knight.

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"One World" ... Our Song allows music lovers to get a free download of this song, "One World," as a reward for donating to any of our three charity partners. Thank you for helping us to help others.

The Covid-19 epidemic has ground the performance business to a halt.

There are no music tours, there are no live performances in public.

No venues are open to hear music and see musicians play.

No films are being filmed needing soundtracks.

Broadway and the London stage are closed down.

All live music has, for the moment, stopped cold.

Families are trying to survive, and the children of first responders are struggling while their parents are out there trying to save lives.

100% of all donations from this record will go to the charities, who will distribute it to the artists they represent.

The unsung heroes of music are the musicians and singers who are a part of the backbone of our music industry that has helped make yesterday's and today's stars household names. These very same performers have donated their time and talents so that our song, "ONE WORLD," can help make OUR WORLD a better one to live in.

We give them all a heartfelt "Thank You!"

Press Releases

September 3, 2020
SUPERSTAR PATTI LaBELLE JOINS ONE WORLD 'CELEBRITY CIRCLE' AS HISTORIC CHARITY ANTHEM FOR GLOBAL PANDEMIC AND RACIAL JUSTICE RE-ENTERS BILLBOARD TOP 30 AT #27 WITH A BULLET

'Truly Global' Collaboration Kicks Off Drive-In Theater Initiative TONIGHT and Sept. 12 on Long Island

Social Media Fans Clamor to Praise One World as 'Breath of Fresh Air' with 'A Message That Is So Desperately Needed'

'Voices 4 One World' Chorus of Grammy Winners and Multi-Grammy Nominees Become Historic Alliance to Support Musicians Foundation, The Actors Fund, First Responders Children's Foundation and NAACP Legal Defense Fund

Donate NOW and Watch the Music Video at www.oneworldoursong.com

One World Charity Logos

With entertainers out of work, first responders overworked and racial unrest around the country, Franke Previte wants to remind us we are all the same voices existing in "One World.'"

- American Songwriter

NEW YORK (Sept. 3, 2020) - ONE WORLD, the timely and historic "We Are the World" style new charity anthem for the global pandemic - supporting musicians, actors and first responder families while changing America's racial narrative - officially welcomes superstar Godmother of Soul Patti LaBelle to its "Celebrity Circle" as the "truly global" multi-vocalist track re-enters the Billboard Top 30 Mainstream Adult Contemporary chart this week, landing at No. 27 with a bullet.

Billboard Top 30 Mainstream Adult Contemporary chart

ONE WORLD also has entered the Radio Media charts at #28 with a bullet and has passed 20,000 spins on Pandora, where it is now a featured artist track.

This extraordinary new recording, featuring an unprecedented chorus of Grammy Award winners and multiple Grammy nominees collectively known as Voices for One World, is being offered as a free download with any donation to the major charity beneficiaries, exclusively through www.oneworldoursong.com. The four major charity partners are: Musicians Foundation, The Actors Fund, as well as First Responders Children's Foundation, beneficiary of the recent "Living Room Concert for America" hosted on FOX by Elton John, and the NAACP Legal Defense Fund. Donations of any amount entitle the donor to a free instant download of ONE WORLD. (Please note: Downloads for NAACP Legal Defense Fund donations are not yet available.)

LaBelle leads a growing gallery of notable musicians and actors recording PSA's for the ONE WORLD "Celebrity Circle" on an ongoing basis. Early contributors also include two-time Tony Award winner Christine Ebersole, legendary "Sound of Philadelphia" architect Kenny Gamble, Bon Jovi drummer Tico Torres, Classic Disco diva Evelyn "Champagne" King, Emmy Award nominee Michele Greene ("L.A. Law"), actress-comedian Siobhan Fallon ("Saturday Night Live," "Seinfeld," "Men in Black"), Vocal Group Hall of Famer Kenny Vance (Jay & The Americans, Kenny Vance & The Planotones), Grammy nominated songwriter Rob Hyman ("Time After Time") of The Hooters (Philadelphia Music Walk of Fame), original teen idol Bobby Rydell, and beloved blue collar rocker and Bruce Springsteen collaborator Joe Grushecky.

Tonight (Sept. 3), ONE WORLD officially hits the road to kick off its Drive-In Theater initiative with a music video screening in conjunction with a showing of Dirty Dancing at the Peconic Bay Winery, 31320 Main Road in Cutchogue, NY. More info at www.4cast.givesmart.com. Elsewhere on Long Island, ONE WORLD co-writer and Academy Award-winning songwriter Franke Previte will host a special Q&A about his Dirty Dancing hits ("I've Had the Time of My Life" and "Hungry Eyes") with another ONE WORLD music video screening - as part of a "Screening Under the Stars" Drive-In showing of the film, Sept. 12 at Putnam County Golf Course, 187 Hill St., Mahopac, NY. Details at www.putnamcountygc.com.

Fans have been flooding social media with their adoration for ONE WORLD, which has gained close to 4,500 follows and likes in its first three months, to go with 50,000 Facebook views of its music video. Some comments:

  • "Wow! Love it, this is what we need today. A breath of fresh air, I enjoyed listening to it." - Rose B.
  • "Love it, with all the hate & division in our country lately, your song is a breath of fresh air. Thank you!" - Karen K.
  • "This is the world we all want." - Sheryl F.
  • "Fantastic! Thank you all! I really needed to hear that!" - Margaret F.
  • "A message that is so desperately needed, absolutely love this song and the powerful message it sends, we are one people one world in it together." - Janice B.
  • "Awesome song for all to live by!" - Lillian R.
  • "Beautiful! I needed this today." - Lisa M

ONE WORLD reunites a pair of prominent American songwriters with two other leading Soviet songwriters 30 years since they originally wrote the song in Moscow during the 1989 Glasnost event "Music Speaks Louder Than Words," the first ever Arts Exchange between Soviet and American songwriters, organized by Alan Roy Scott and Music Bridges.

Spurred by the global pandemic, Academy Award-winning songwriter Franke Previte ("(I've Had) The Time of My Life" from Dirty Dancing) and Pamela Phillips Oland (Frank Sinatra, Whitney Houston, Aretha Franklin) reunified with Estonian songwriters Sergei Manoukyan and Mikk Targo to create an entirely new recording of their historic 1989 collaboration - originally performed by Earth, Wind & Fire - with updated lyrics, freshly retooled for the sole purpose of giving 100% of all proceeds from downloads to four major charity partners. The ensuing album included the original Earth, Wind & Fire recording of ONE WORLD. The lyrics in the new recording have been lovingly updated to address the current COVID-19 crisis and, says Previte, "give hope to all mankind for us to dream again." Every creative participant is an "UnSung Hero" to the global music community who has collaborated with superstars across many genres.

American Songwriter calls the new version of ONE WORLD "a hopeful song of unity that recalls some of the '80s most anthemic message songs, led by powerful vocal performances from an ensemble of well-respected, top-notch singers." ONE WORLD also has earned coverage from the Associated Press, the USA Today Network, The Jim Brickman Show (Westwood One), Premiere Radio/iHeart Media "Classic Rock Daily," Medium's Authority Magazine, Arianna Huffington's Thrive Global, and major radio stations including NPR Chicago's Lakeshore Public Radio and WGN Chicago.

ONE WORLD made its world radio premiere this summer via Entercom during the Bob Pantano Saturday Night Dance Party, heard around the world (and nationally to Comcast subscribers) through the Radio.com app, and throughout the Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey region on five radio stations, anchored by flagship 98.1 WOGL. Pantano continues his commitment to play ONE WORLD on every broadcast.

In late July, "Ambassador of Soul" Ellis Hall, one of the song's primary "Voices 4 One World," performed ONE WORLD for the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) during the first-ever "live virtual music concert" under the Artists UNited Against Human Trafficking initiative.

All singers on the new recording have contributed to the greatness of recorded and live music as musicians and background singers, many of whom are Grammy Award winners and multiple Grammy nominees. Singing with Hall on the record are Michael Mayo (Josh Groban, Herbie Hancock), Ronee Martin (Patti LaBelle, Wynton Marsalis), Tower of Power "Ambassador of Soul" Ellis Hall, Dorian Holley (Michael Jackson, Rod Stewart), Grammy winner Judith Glory Hill (Stevie Wonder, John Legend, Prince), Valerie Pinkston (Lenny Kravitz, Luther Vandross, Annie Lennox), Amy Keys (Herbie Hancock, Sting, Barbra Streisand), Christine Collister (Richard Thompson Band), and Lisa Sherman (Jon Bon Jovi, Blondie). Musicians are Jon Gilutin (James Taylor, Linda Ronstadt) keyboards; Lenny Castro (Toto), percussion; Brendan Buckley (Shakira, Perry Farrell), drums; Scott Mayo (Earth Wind & Fire), saxophone; Jerry Watts Jr. (Andraé Crouch, Dr. John), bass; James Harrah (Melissa Etheridge, Leonard Cohen), guitar; Randy Jacobs (Was Not Was), guitar; and Tollack Ollestad (Don Henley, Andrea Boccelli), harmonica.

The range of charities reflects the scope and breadth of the pandemic's devastating impact on the community. All live music-related performances: touring, concert, theatrical, Broadway, TV, film - have ground to a halt. Musicians and singers are unable to earn a living in front of live audiences. The touring infrastructure - crews, road managers, talent buying, concert promotion - has been left in disarray, with no true sense of normalcy projected to be returning for another year at least.

Previte and Oland were among 22 renowned USA songwriters in "Music Speaks Louder Than Words," joining such notable participants as Diane Warren, Cyndi Lauper, Michael Bolton, Brill Building legends Mike Stoller and Barry Mann, Desmond Child (Bon Jovi), Brenda Russell (Earth Wind & Fire, Donna Summer, Rufus), songwriting team Billy Steinberg & Tom Kelly (Madonna, Whitney Houston), Franne Golde (Jody Watley, Commodores), and Alan Roy Scott (Motown, Celine Dion, Cher).

The new recording of ONE WORLD was produced by Grammy winner Jon Gilutin ("New Attitude") and mixed by Grammy, Emmy and Dove Award-winning engineer Bill Schnee (Steely Dan, Natalie Cole). The video was produced by Thomas Ryan Ward.

The participants in the ONE WORLD project profusely thank and honor the First Responders, and the sacrifices they and their families, including their children, are making to help all of us.

ONE WORLD is available digitally on Spotify, Apple Music, and iTunes.

One World

PHOTO CAPTION: Composite photo of the five lead singers of "One World," Ellis Hall (center), and clockwise from top left, Michael Mayo, Judith Glory Hill, Dorian Holley, and Ronee Martin. Credit: Randex Communications.

August 5, 2020
ONE WORLD HISTORIC CHARITY ANTHEM FOR GLOBAL PANDEMIC AND RACIAL JUSTICE DEBUTS IN BILLBOARD TOP 30 AMID HEAVY SUPERSTAR TRAFFIC

One World Composite

'Truly Global' Collaboration Enters Billboard Mainstream Adult Contemporary Chart at No. 30 with a Bullet in Crowded Field that Includes Taylor Swift, Katy Perry, Tim McGraw, Bon Jovi, Lady Gaga, Ariana Grande, Justin Bieber, Jonas Brothers, Kelly Clarkson, Maroon 5

'Voices 4 One World' Chorus of Grammy Winners and Multi-Grammy Nominees Perform in Historic Alliance to Support Musicians Foundation, The Actors Fund, First Responders Children's Foundation and NAACP Legal Defense Fund

Donate NOW and Watch the Music Video at www.oneworldoursong.com

One World Charity Logos

"With entertainers out of work, first responders overworked and racial unrest around the country, Franke Previte wants to remind us we are all the same voices existing in "One World.'"

- American Songwriter

Billboard Adult Contemporary National Airplay

NEW YORK (Aug. 5, 2020) - ONE WORLD, the timely and historic new "truly global" charity anthem for the global pandemic - supporting musicians, actors and first responder families while changing America's racial narrative - officially enters the Billboard charts today, bulleting its way into a Top 30 superstar traffic jam that includes Taylor Swift, Katy Perry, Tim McGraw, Bon Jovi, Lady Gaga, Ariana Grande, Justin Bieber, the Jonas Brothers, Kelly Clarkson, Maroon 5, and.

The new "We Are the World" style multi-vocalist track arrives in Billboard's Mainstream Adult Contemporary chart at No. 30 with a bullet, just one week after "Ambassador of Soul" Ellis Hall, one of the song's primary "Voices 4 One World," performed ONE WORLD for the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) during the first-ever "live virtual music concert" under the Artists UNited Against Human Trafficking initiative.

This extraordinary new recording, featuring an unprecedented chorus of Grammy Award winners and multiple Grammy nominees, is being offered NOW as a free download with any donation to the major charity beneficiaries, exclusively through www.oneworldoursong.com. The four major charity partners are: Musicians Foundation, The Actors Fund, as well as First Responders Children's Foundation, beneficiary of the recent "Living Room Concert for America" hosted on FOX by Elton John, and the NAACP Legal Defense Fund. Donations of any amount entitle the donor to a free instant download of ONE WORLD. (Please note: Downloads for NAACP Legal Defense Fund donations are not yet available.)

ONE WORLD reunites a pair of prominent American songwriters with two other leading Soviet songwriters 30 years since they originally wrote the song in Moscow during the 1989 Glasnost event "Music Speaks Louder Than Words," the first ever Arts Exchange between Soviet and American songwriters, organized by Alan Roy Scott and Music Bridges.

Spurred by the global pandemic, Academy Award-winning songwriter Franke Previte ("(I've Had) The Time of My Life" from Dirty Dancing) and Pamela Phillips Oland (Frank Sinatra, Whitney Houston, Aretha Franklin) reunified with Estonian songwriters Sergei Manoukyan and Mikk Targo to create an entirely new recording of their historic 1989 collaboration - originally performed by Earth, Wind & Fire - with updated lyrics, freshly retooled for the sole purpose of giving 100% of all proceeds from downloads to four major charity partners. The ensuing album included the original Earth, Wind & Fire recording of ONE WORLD. The lyrics in the new recording have been lovingly updated to address the current COVID-19 crisis and, says Previte, "give hope to all mankind for us to dream again." Every creative participant is an "UnSung Hero" to the global music community who has collaborated with superstars across many genres.

American Songwriter calls the new version of ONE WORLD "a hopeful song of unity that recalls some of the '80s most anthemic message songs, led by powerful vocal performances from an ensemble of well-respected, top-notch singers."

ONE WORLD made its world radio premiere via Entercom during the Bob Pantano Saturday Night Dance Party, heard around the world (and nationally to Comcast subscribers) through the Radio.com app, and throughout the Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey region on five radio stations, anchored by flagship 98.1 WOGL. Pantano continues his commitment to play ONE WORLD on every broadcast.

A growing gallery of notable musicians and actors have been recording PSA's for the ONE WORLD "Celebrity Circle" on an ongoing basis. Early contributors include two-time Tony Award winner Christine Ebersole, legendary "Sound of Philadelphia" architect Kenny Gamble, Bon Jovi drummer Tico Torres, Emmy Award nominee Michele Greene ("L.A. Law"), original teen idol Bobby Rydell, actress-comedian Siobhan Fallon ("Saturday Night Live," "Seinfeld," "Men in Black"), Vocal Group Hall of Famer Kenny Vance (Jay & The Americans, Kenny Vance & The Planotones), Grammy nominated songwriter Rob Hyman ("Time After Time") of The Hooters (Philadelphia Music Walk of Fame), Disco diva Evelyn "Champagne" King, and beloved blue collar rocker and Bruce Springsteen collaborator Joe Grushecky.

Collectively known as Voices 4 One World, all singers on the new recording have contributed to the greatness of recorded and live music as musicians and background singers, many of whom are Grammy Award winners and multiple Grammy nominees. Joining Hall to sing on the record are Michael Mayo (Josh Groban, Herbie Hancock), Ronee Martin (Patti LaBelle, Wynton Marsalis), Tower of Power "Ambassador of Soul" Ellis Hall, Dorian Holley (Michael Jackson, Rod Stewart), Grammy winner Judith Glory Hill (Stevie Wonder, John Legend, Prince), Valerie Pinkston (Lenny Kravitz, Luther Vandross, Annie Lennox), Amy Keys (Herbie Hancock, Sting, Barbra Streisand), Christine Collister (Richard Thompson Band), and Lisa Sherman (Jon Bon Jovi, Blondie). Musicians are Jon Gilutin (James Taylor, Linda Ronstadt) keyboards; Lenny Castro (Toto), percussion; Brendan Buckley (Shakira, Perry Farrell), drums; Scott Mayo (Earth Wind & Fire), saxophone; Jerry Watts Jr. (Andraé Crouch, Dr. John), bass; James Harrah (Melissa Etheridge, Leonard Cohen), guitar; Randy Jacobs (Was Not Was), guitar; and Tollack Ollestad (Don Henley, Andrea Boccelli), harmonica.

The range of charities reflects the scope and breadth of the pandemic's devastating impact on the community. All live music-related performances: touring, concert, theatrical, Broadway, TV, film - have ground to a halt. Musicians and singers are unable to earn a living in front of live audiences. The touring infrastructure - crews, road managers, talent buying, concert promotion - has been left in disarray, with no true sense of normalcy projected to be returning for another year at least.

Previte and Oland were among 22 renowned USA songwriters in "Music Speaks Louder Than Words," joining such notable participants as Diane Warren, Cyndi Lauper, Michael Bolton, Brill Building legends Mike Stoller and Barry Mann, Desmond Child (Bon Jovi), Brenda Russell (Earth Wind & Fire, Donna Summer, Rufus), songwriting team Billy Steinberg & Tom Kelly (Madonna, Whitney Houston), Franne Golde (Jody Watley, Commodores), and Alan Roy Scott (Motown, Celine Dion, Cher).

The new recording of ONE WORLD was produced by Grammy winner Jon Gilutin ("New Attitude") and mixed by Grammy, Emmy and Dove Award-winning engineer Bill Schnee (Steely Dan, Natalie Cole). The video was produced by Thomas Ryan Ward.

The participants in the ONE WORLD project profusely thank and honor the First Responders, and the sacrifices they and their families, including their children, are making to help all of us.

ONE WORLD is available digitally on Spotify, Apple Music, and iTunes.

One World Songwriters

PHOTO CAPTION (TOP RIGHT): Composite photo of the five lead singers of "One World," Ellis Hall (center), and clockwise from top left, Michael Mayo, Judith Glory Hill, Dorian Holley, and Ronee Martin. Credit: Randex Communications.

PHOTO CAPTION (BOTTOM): A pair of American songwriters and Soviet songwriters meet during their original collaborative gathering in Moscow during the 1989 Glasnost event, "Music Speaks Louder Than Words." L-R: Sergei Manoukyan, Pamela Phillips Oland, Franke Previte, and Mikk Targo. Rear left: Cyndi Lauper. Credit: Randex Communications.

July 29, 2020
UNITED NATIONS WELCOMES ONE WORLD HISTORIC CHARITY ANTHEM FOR GLOBAL PANDEMIC AND RACIAL JUSTICE IN HUMAN TRAFFICKING FUNDRAISING CONCERT

Ellis Hall

'Truly Global' Collaboration to be Performed by 'Ambassador of Soul' Ellis Hall

for Virtual Fundraising Concert on World Day Against Trafficking In Persons

Under Artists United Against Human Trafficking

July 30, Noon EST / 9 a.m. PST @ www.RuckusAvenueLive.com

Historic Collaboration Reborn to Support Musicians Foundation, The Actors Fund, First Responders Children's Foundation and NAACP Legal Defense Fund

Donate NOW at www.oneworldoursong.com

One World Charities

"With entertainers out of work, first responders overworked and racial unrest around the country, Franke Previte wants to remind us we are all the same voices existing in "One World.'"

- American Songwriter

NEW YORK (July 29, 2020) - ONE WORLD, the timely and historic new "truly global" anthem for the global pandemic - supporting musicians, actors and first responder families while changing America's racial narrative - is headed for the United Nations to fight human trafficking.

With the new "We Are the World" style multi-vocalist track bulleting up the adult contemporary radio charts, "Ambassador of Soul" Ellis Hall, one of the song's primary "Voices 4 One World," will be performing ONE WORLD during the first-ever "live virtual music concert" under the Artists UNited Against Human Trafficking initiative through the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC). The concert will be streamed live Thursday (July 30) at Noon EST/9 a.m. PST at www.RukusAvenueLive.com.

ONE WORLD reunites a pair of prominent American songwriters with two other leading Soviet songwriters 30 years since they originally wrote the song in Moscow during the 1989 Glasnost event "Music Speaks Louder Than Words," the first ever Arts Exchange between Soviet and American songwriters, organized by Alan Roy Scott and Music Bridges.

Spurred by the global pandemic, Academy Award-winning songwriter Franke Previte ("(I've Had) The Time of My Life" from Dirty Dancing) and Pamela Phillips Oland (Frank Sinatra, Whitney Houston, Aretha Franklin) reunified with Estonian songwriters Sergei Manoukyan and Mikk Targo to create an entirely new recording of their historic 1989 collaboration with updated lyrics, freshly retooled for the sole purpose of giving 100% of all proceeds from downloads to four major charity partners. Hall, the former Tower of Power lead singer and declared Ray Charles protégé, also is returning to the project - 30 years after singing the original demo recording of ONE WORLD as its initial singular voice.

This extraordinary new recording, featuring an unprecedented chorus of Grammy Award winners and multiple Grammy nominees, is being offered NOW as a free download with any donation to the major charity beneficiaries, exclusively through www.oneworldoursong.com. The four major charity partners are: Musicians Foundation, The Actors Fund, as well as First Responders Children's Foundation, beneficiary of the recent "Living Room Concert for America" hosted on FOX by Elton John, and the NAACP Legal Defense Fund. Donations of any amount entitle the donor to a free instant download of ONE WORLD. (Please note: Downloads for NAACP Legal Defense Fund donations are not yet available.)

The United Nations concert, hosted by Mira Sorvino, will be a fundraiser for the UN Voluntary Trust Fund for Victims of Trafficking in Persons to support victims of this terrible crime. The Trust Fund provides direct assistance to 3,500 victims a year through its NGO partners. The collaborative effort will raise visibility and awareness of the impact of human trafficking affecting thousands of people worldwide and show solidarity with the victims. Rukus Avenue will live-stream the digital fundraising concert through new technologies showcasing stellar musical performances and inspirational messages from many of the biggest artists in the world.

"I am so honored to be involved and be a part of the UNODC Artists UNited Against Human Trafficking Digital Concert," says Hall, "and to sing this wonderful song of unity ONE WORLD, which helps to bring us all together to heal COVID-19 and eradicate human trafficking in our lifetime."

Hall's ONE WORLD performance will be included among offerings from multi Academy Award winner AR Rahman, Grammy winning British reggae band Steel Pulse, MacArthur Fellowship recipient Vijay Iyer, acclaimed pianist and Artists UNited Against Human Trafficking Advisory Board member Chloe Flower, multi-platinum musician and UNODC Goodwill Ambassador Ozark Henry, and many more.

American Songwriter calls the new version of ONE WORLD "a hopeful song of unity that recalls some of the '80s most anthemic message songs, led by powerful vocal performances from an ensemble of well-respected, top-notch singers."

ONE WORLD made its world radio premiere via Entercom during the Bob Pantano Saturday Night Dance Party, heard around the world (and nationally to Comcast subscribers) through the Radio.com app, and throughout the Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey region on five radio stations, anchored by flagship 98.1 WOGL. Pantano continues his commitment to play ONE WORLD on every broadcast.

A growing gallery of notable musicians and actors have been recording PSA's for the ONE WORLD "Celebrity Circle" on an ongoing basis. Early contributors include two-time Tony Award winner Christine Ebersole, legendary "Sound of Philadelphia" architect Kenny Gamble, Bon Jovi drummer Tico Torres, Emmy Award nominee Michele Greene ("L.A. Law"), original teen idol Bobby Rydell, actress-comedian Siobhan Fallon ("Saturday Night Live," "Seinfeld," "Men in Black"), Vocal Group Hall of Famer Kenny Vance (Jay & The Americans, Kenny Vance & The Planotones), Grammy nominated songwriter Rob Hyman ("Time After Time") of The Hooters (Philadelphia Music Walk of Fame), Disco diva Evelyn "Champagne" King, and beloved blue collar rocker and Bruce Springsteen collaborator Joe Grushecky.

The range of charities reflects the scope and breadth of the pandemic's devastating impact on the community. All live music-related performances: touring, concert, theatrical, Broadway, TV, film - have ground to a halt. Musicians and singers are unable to earn a living in front of live audiences. The touring infrastructure - crews, road managers, talent buying, concert promotion - has been left in disarray, with no true sense of normalcy projected to be returning for another year at least.

Collectively known as Voices 4 One World, all singers on the new recording have contributed to the greatness of recorded and live music as musicians and background singers, many of whom are Grammy Award winners and multiple Grammy nominees. Joining Hall to sing on the record are Michael Mayo (Josh Groban, Herbie Hancock), Ronee Martin (Patti LaBelle, Wynton Marsalis), Tower of Power "Ambassador of Soul" Ellis Hall, Dorian Holley (Michael Jackson, Rod Stewart), Grammy winner Judith Glory Hill (Stevie Wonder, John Legend, Prince), Valerie Pinkston (Lenny Kravitz, Luther Vandross, Annie Lennox), Amy Keys (Herbie Hancock, Sting, Barbra Streisand),Christine Collister (Richard Thompson Band), and Lisa Sherman (Jon Bon Jovi, Blondie). Musicians are Jon Gilutin (James Taylor, Linda Ronstadt) keyboards; Lenny Castro (Toto), percussion;Brendan Buckley (Shakira, Perry Farrell), drums; Scott Mayo (Earth Wind & Fire), saxophone; Jerry Watts Jr. (Andraé Crouch, Dr. John), bass; James Harrah (Melissa Etheridge, Leonard Cohen), guitar; Randy Jacobs (Was Not Was), guitar; and Tollack Ollestad (Don Henley, Andrea Boccelli), harmonica.

Previte and Oland were among 22 renowned USA songwriters in "Music Speaks Louder Than Words," joining such notable participants as Diane Warren, Cyndi Lauper, Michael Bolton, Brill Building legends Mike Stoller and Barry Mann, Desmond Child (Bon Jovi), Brenda Russell (Earth Wind & Fire, Donna Summer, Rufus), songwriting team Billy Steinberg & Tom Kelly (Madonna, Whitney Houston), Franne Golde (Jody Watley, Commodores), and Alan Roy Scott (Motown, Celine Dion, Cher).

The ensuing album included the original recording of ONE WORLD by Earth Wind & Fire. The lyrics in the new recording have been lovingly updated to address the current COVID-19 crisis and, says Previte, "give hope to all mankind for us to dream again." Every creative participant is an "UnSung Hero" to the global music community who has collaborated with superstars across many genres.

The new recording of ONE WORLD was produced by Grammy winner Jon Gilutin ("New Attitude") and mixed by Grammy, Emmy and Dove Award-winning engineer Bill Schnee (Steely Dan, Natalie Cole). The video was produced by Thomas Ryan Ward.

The participants in the ONE WORLD project profusely thank and honor the First Responders, and the sacrifices they and their families, including their children, are making to help all of us.

ONE WORLD is a vailable for digital distribution on Spotify, Apple Music, and iTunes.

One World Songwriters

PHOTO CAPTION (TOP): Ellis Hall, "Ambassador of Soul." Credit: Randex Communications.

PHOTO CAPTION (LEFT): Composite photo of the five lead singers of "One World," Ellis Hall (center), and clockwise from top left, Michael Mayo, Judith Glory Hill, Dorian Holley, and Ronee Martin. Credit: Randex Communications

PHOTO CAPTION (RIGHT): A pair of American songwriters and Soviet songwriters meet during their original collaborative gathering in Moscow during the 1989 Glasnost event, "Music Speaks Louder Than Words." L-R: Sergei Manoukyan, Pamela Phillips Oland, Franke Previte, and Mikk Targo. Rear left: Cyndi Lauper. Credit: Randex Communications.

June 23, 2020
OSCAR-WINNING COMPOSER REUNITES AMERICAN-SOVIET SONGWRITING TEAM TO RELEASE "ONE WORLD" CHARITY ANTHEM FOR GLOBAL PANDEMIC AND RACIAL JUSTICE

Available THURSDAY, June 25 on Spotify, Apple Music, and iTunes

Historic Collaboration Reborn to Support Musicians Foundation, The Actors Fund, First Responders Children's Foundation and NAACP Legal Defense Fund

'Voices 4 One World' Recording Participants Include Multiple Grammy Winners and Nominees

Donate NOW at www.oneworldoursong.com

ONE WORLD Logos

"With entertainers out of work, first responders overworked and racial unrest around the country, Franke Previte wants to remind us we are all the same voices existing in 'One World.'" - American Songwriter

NEW YORK (June 23, 2020) - ONE WORLD, a timely new anthem for the global pandemic reuniting a pair of prominent American songwriters with a pair of leading Soviet songwriters for the unified purpose of helping musicians, singers and actors whose incomes have been cut off by Coronavirus quarantining; supporting first responder families enduring COVID-19-related financial hardship, and changing the narrative about race in America - will be officially available for digital distribution THURSDAY (June 25) on Spotify, Apple Music, and iTunes. This extraordinary collaboration, featuring an unprecedented chorus of Grammy Award winners and multiple Grammy nominees, is being offered NOW as a free download with any donation to the major charity partner beneficiaries, exclusively through www.oneworldoursong.com.

The four major charity partners are: Musicians Foundation, The Actors Fund, as well as First Responders Children's Foundation, beneficiary of the recent "Living Room Concert for America" hosted on FOX by Elton John, and the NAACP Legal Defense Fund.

Oscar-winning songwriter Franke Previte ("(I've Had) The Time of My Life" from Dirty Dancing) was spurred by the global pandemic to enlist ONE WORLD co-writer Pamela Phillips Oland (Frank Sinatra, Whitney Houston, Aretha Franklin) and together create an entirely new recording of their historic 1989 collaboration with updated lyrics, freshly retooled for the sole purpose of giving 100% of all proceeds from downloads to the four major charity partners.

American Songwriter calls the new version of ONE WORLD "a hopeful song of unity that recalls some of the '80s most anthemic message songs, led by powerful vocal performances from an ensemble of well-respected, top-notch singers."

The ONE WORLD official website is accepting easy donations of any amount, which entitle a donor to a free instant download of the song ONE WORLD. (Please note: Downloads for NAACP Legal Defense Fund donations are not yet available.)

ONE WORLD made its world radio premiere earlier this month when Entercom offered a sneak peek to global listeners during the Bob Pantano Saturday Night Dance Party, heard around the world (and nationally to Comcast subscribers) through the Radio.com app, and throughout the Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey region on five radio stations, anchored by flagship 98.1 WOGL. Pantano has committed to continue playing ONE WORLD on all future broadcasts.

A growing gallery of notable musicians and actors are recording PSAs for the ONE WORLD "Celebrity Circle" on an ongoing basis. Early contributors include two-time Tony Award winner Christine Ebersole, legendary "Sound of Philadelphia" architect Kenny Gamble, Bon Jovi drummer Tico Torres, Emmy Award nominee Michele Greene ("L.A. Law"), original teen idol Bobby Rydell, actress-comedian Siobhan Fallon ("Saturday Night Live," "Seinfeld," "Men in Black"), Vocal Group Hall of Famer Kenny Vance (Jay & The Americans, Kenny Vance & The Planotones), Grammy nominated songwriter Rob Hyman ("Time After Time") of The Hooters (Philadelphia Music Walk of Fame) and beloved blue collar rocker and Bruce Springsteen collaborator Joe Grushecky.

The range of charities reflects the scope and breadth of the pandemic's devastating impact on the community. All live music-related performances: touring, concert, theatrical, Broadway, TV, film - have ground to a halt. Musicians and singers are unable to earn a living in front of live audiences. The touring infrastructure - crews, road managers, talent buying, concert promotion - has been left in disarray, with no true sense of normalcy projected to be returning for another year at least.

ONE WORLD was written in Moscow by Previte and Oland with two Estonian songwriters, Sergei Manoukyan and Mikk Targo, during the 1989 Glasnost event "Music Speaks Louder Than Words," the first ever Arts Exchange between Soviet and American songwriters, organized by Alan Roy Scott and Music Bridges. Previte and Oland were among the 22 renowned songwriters participating from the USA. Other notable participants included Diane Warren, Cyndi Lauper, Michael Bolton, Brill Building legends Mike Stoller and Barry Mann, Desmond Child (Bon Jovi), Brenda Russell (Earth Wind & Fire, Donna Summer, Rufus), songwriting team Billy Steinberg & Tom Kelly (Madonna, Whitney Houston), Franne Golde (Jody Watley, Commodores), and Alan Roy Scott (Motown, Celine Dion, Cher).

The ensuing album included the original recording of ONE WORLD by Earth Wind & Fire. The lyrics in the new recording have been lovingly updated to address the current COVID-19 crisis and, says Previte, "give hope to all mankind for us to dream again." Every creative participant is an "UnSung Hero" to the global music community who has collaborated with superstars across many genres. Collectively known as Voices 4 One World, all have contributed to the greatness of recorded and live music as musicians and background singers, many of whom are Grammy Award winners and multiple Grammy nominees.

"These musicians and singers are the backbone of the music industry, who have made the stars of yesterday and today household names," says Previte. "This is our heartfelt way of saying thank you and giving them some of the recognition they so rightfully deserve."

Singers on the record are: Michael Mayo (Josh Groban, Herbie Hancock), Ronee Martin (Patti LaBelle, Wynton Marsalis), Tower of Power "Ambassador of Soul" Ellis Hall, Dorian Holley (Michael Jackson, Rod Stewart), Grammy winner Judith Glory Hill (Stevie Wonder, John Legend, Prince), Valerie Pinkston (Lenny Kravitz, Luther Vandross, Annie Lennox), Amy Keys (Herbie Hancock, Sting, Barbra Streisand), Christine Collister (Richard Thompson Band), and Lisa Sherman (Jon Bon Jovi, Blondie). Musicians are Jon Gilutin (James Taylor, Linda Ronstadt) keyboards; Lenny Castro (Toto), percussion; Brendan Buckley (Shakira, Perry Farrell), drums; Scott Mayo (Earth Wind & Fire), saxophone; Jerry Watts Jr. (Andraé Crouch, Dr. John), bass; James Harrah (Melissa Etheridge, Leonard Cohen), guitar; Randy Jacobs (Was Not Was), guitar; and Tollack Ollestad (Don Henley, Andrea Boccelli), harmonica.

ONE WORLD was produced by Grammy winner Jon Gilutin ("New Attitude") and mixed by Grammy, Emmy and Dove Award-winning engineer Bill Schnee (Steely Dan, Natalie Cole). The video was produced by Thomas Ryan Ward.

The participants in the ONE WORLD project profusely thank and honor the First Responders, and the sacrifices they and their families, including their children, are making to help all of us.

"These 'UnSung Heroes' of music have donated their time and talents so that our song can help make our world a better one to live in," adds Previte. "You know their music, now you know their names! Give them all a heartfelt 'Thank you' as they help us to heal others."

One World

PHOTO CAPTION (LEFT): Composite photo of the five lead singers of "One World," Ellis Hall (center), and clockwise from top left, Michael Mayo, Judith Glory Hill, Dorian Holley, and Ronee Martin. Credit: Randex Communications.

PHOTO CAPTION (RIGHT): A pair of American songwriters and Soviet songwriters meet during their original collaborative gathering in Moscow during the 1989 Glasnost event, "Music Speaks Louder Than Words." L-R: Sergei Manoukyan, Pamela Phillips Oland, Franke Previte, and Mikk Targo. Rear left: Cyndi Lauper. Credit: Randex Communications.

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NEW YORK (June 10, 2020) - ONE WORLD, a timely new anthem for the global pandemic reuniting a pair of prominent American songwriters with a pair of prominent Soviet songwriters for the unified purpose of helping musicians, singers and actors whose incomes have been cut off by Coronavirus quarantining; supporting first responder families enduring COVID-19-related financial hardship, and changing the narrative about race in America - is officially available NOW as a free download with any donation at www.oneworldoursong.com.

Oscar-winning songwriter Franke Previte ("(I've Had) The Time of My Life" from Dirty Dancing) was spurred by the global pandemic to enlist ONE WORLD co-writer Pamela Phillips Oland (Frank Sinatra, Whitney Houston, Aretha Franklin) and together create a new recording of their historic collaboration for the sole purpose of giving 100% of all proceeds from downloads to four major charity partners: Musicians Foundation, The Actors Fund, as well as First Responders Children's Foundation, beneficiary of the recent "Living Room Concert for America" hosted by Elton John, and the NAACP Legal Defense Fund.

The ONE WORLD official website is accepting easy donations of any amount, which entitle a donor to a free instant download of the song ONE WORLD. (Please note: Downloads for NAACP Legal Defense Fund donations are not yet available.)

ONE WORLD made its world premiere over the radio last weekend, when Entercom offered a sneak peek to global listeners during the Bob Pantano Saturday Night Dance Party, heard around the world (and nationally to Comcast subscribers) through the Radio.com app, and throughout the Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey region on five radio stations, anchored by flagship 98.1 WOGL. Pantano has committed to continue playing ONE WORLD on all future broadcasts.

The range of charities reflects the scope and breadth of the pandemic's devastating impact on the community. All live music-related performances: touring, concert, theatrical, Broadway, TV, film - have ground to a halt. Musicians and singers are unable to earn a living in front of live audiences.

The touring infrastructure - crews, road managers, talent buying, concert promotion - has been left in disarray, with no true sense of normalcy projected to be returning for another year at least.

ONE WORLD was written in 1989 in Moscow by Previte and Oland with two Estonian songwriters, Sergei Manoukyan and Mikk Targo, during the Glasnost event "Music Speaks Louder Than Words," the first ever Arts Exchange between Soviet and American songwriters, organized by Alan Roy Scott and Music Bridges. Previte and Oland were among the 22 renowned songwriters participating from the USA. Other notable participants included Diane Warren, Cyndi Lauper, Michael Bolton, Brill Building legends Mike Stoller and Barry Mann, Desmond Child (Bon Jovi), Brenda Russell (Earth Wind & Fire, Donna Summer, Rufus), songwriting team Billy Steinberg & Tom Kelly (Madonna, Whitney Houston), Franne Golde (Jody Watley, Commodores), and Alan Roy Scott (Motown, Celine Dion, Cher).

The ensuing album included the original recording of ONE WORLD by Earth Wind & Fire. The lyrics in the new recording have been lovingly updated to address the current COVID-19 crisis. Every creative participant is an "UnSung Hero" to the global music community, including several Grammy Award winners and multiple Grammy nominees. Collectively known as Voices 4 One World, all have contributed to the greatness of recorded and live music as musicians and background singers "These musicians and singers are the backbone of the music industry, who have made the stars of yesterday and today household names," says Previte. "This is our heartfelt way of saying thank you and giving them some of the recognition they so rightfully deserve."

Singers on the record are: Michael Mayo (Josh Groban, Herbie Hancock), Ronee Martin (Patti LaBelle, Wynton Marsalis), Tower of Power "Ambassador of Soul" Ellis Hall, Dorian Holley (Michael Jackson, Rod Stewart), Grammy winner Judith Glory Hill (Stevie Wonder, John Legend, Prince), Valerie Pinkston (Lenny Kravitz, Luther Vandross, Annie Lennox), Amy Keys (Herbie Hancock, Sting, Barbra Streisand), Christine Collister (Richard Thompson Band), and Lisa Sherman (Jon Bon Jovi, Blondie). Musicians are Jon Gilutin (James Taylor, Linda Ronstadt) keyboards; Lenny Castro (Toto), percussion; Brendan Buckley (Shakira, Perry Farrell), drums; Scott Mayo (Earth Wind & Fire), saxophone; Jerry Watts Jr. (Andraé Crouch, Dr. John), bass; James Harrah (Melissa Etheridge, Leonard Cohen), guitar; Randy Jacobs (Was Not Was), guitar; and Tollack Ollestad (Don Henley, Andrea Boccelli), harmonica.

ONE WORLD was produced by Grammy winner Jon Gilutin ("New Attitude") and mixed by Grammy, Emmy and Dove Award-winning engineer Bill Schnee (Steely Dan, Natalie Cole). The video was produced by Thomas Ryan Ward.

The participants in the ONE WORLD project profusely thank and honor the First Responders, and the sacrifices they and their families, including their children, are making to help all of us.

"These 'UnSung Heroes' of music have donated their time and talents so that our song can help make our world a better one to live in," adds Previte. "You know their music, now you know their names! Give them all a heartfelt 'Thank you' as they help us to heal others."

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