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The Power of Positive Music - Free Downloads in November!

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Richard Mekdeci, co-founder of Positive Music Month (with Sue Riley and Russ Hammock) says, "November is Posi Music Month at emPower Music & Arts, where you are invited to take the Posi Music Challenge: Turn off the mainstream radio, and the whiny victim love songs and listen to nothing but positive, empowering music for the month of November. Then notice the difference in your attitude and outlook toward yourself and others. It's the power of positive music! emPower makes it easy by giving away a free download every day in November! Just go to to start your free library of Posi Music." If nothing else, after 30 days I guarantee you will begin to notice songs with less positive messages. Warning: Side effects of a Posi Music diet may include sudden bursts of compassion and optimism and elevated self esteem."

emPower is creator of the Posi Awards -- the "Grammys" of Positive Music. The annual emPower Posi Music Festival -- a weekend of music, workshops and fun where fans and artists alike can inspire and be inspired -- is now in its ninth year and is the cornerstone of a budding industry to support positive music and artists. In addition emPower has produced over 200 PosiPalooza! concerts in the US and Canada.

In order to get the free daily download, you must sign up at the emPower site--but it's fast and free. Look for the purple "Free Download" icon on the left side of the home page.

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According to emPower, multi-Posi-award-winning singer/songwriter/laughologist, Greg Tamblyn, "calls most of the music we get fed from the mainstream music industry 'whiny victim love songs.' In fact, as a public service, Greg has created a list of The (New) Top 10 Whiny Victim Love Songs from his 'Analog Brain in a Digital World' CD. On this live cut Greg says, 'Listening to music with new ears I found songs masquerading as love songs that are really about taking hostages.' You can hear the cut at"

An article recently published by the Alban Institute notes "The past few years have brought us new awareness of the power of music . . . Neuroscientists explain that music is fundamental to our brains and that music communicates the emotions and ideas that are the building blocks of human nature."

Posi-Artists touring during Positive Music Month

Mekdeci adds that one of the multi-award-winning Posi artists, California-based Harold Payne, is on an East Coast tour in mid-November, including a performance at Unity Renaissance in Chesapeake, VA on Nov. 15.

Faith Rivera and Harold Payne and other Posi Nominees sing Stand Together, Jan. 2011
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Posi award-winner Faith Rivera will offer concerts in North Hollywood CA on Nov. 8, and in San Diego on Nov. 14.

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Posi award-winners, Daniel Nahmod and Karen Drucker will be offering Posipalooza concerts together in Phoenix and Tucson, AZ, Nov. 14 and 15, along with Positive Music Month co-founder, Sue Riley. Riley also has events scheduled in Clearwater FL.

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Greg Tamblyn will be offering concerts in Springfield IL on Nov. 7 and 8.

Mekdeci notes that the annual emPower Posi Music Festival and Posi (Positive) Music Week will take place in Tampa, FL, February 11 - 14, 2016 (Presidents' Day weekend), at the Hilton Tampa Airport Westshore.

The 5th Totally Cool Song School Pre-event will be Wed. Feb. 10-11, 2016.

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Meryl Ann Butler is an artist, author, educator and OpedNews Managing Editor who has been actively engaged in utilizing the arts as stepping-stones toward joy-filled wellbeing since she was a hippie. She began writing for OpEdNews in Feb, 2004. She became a Senior Editor in August 2012 and Managing Editor in January, (more...)

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