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January 15, 2002

Eight-million-voice petition for peace from the children

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Source: WorldSong Entertainment
PRNewswire/ Press Release

The World Largest Concert, recently taped on November 1 & 2, 2001 at the Mormon Tabernacle in Salt Lake City, Utah, is led by the International Youth Choir of Utah, and features special guest
Native American (Jicarilla Apache) singer-songwriter Matthew Andrae (WorldSong Entertainment Co-Founder), performing songs for peace.

WASHINGTON, Jan. 14 /PRNewswire/ —

WorldSong Entertainment CEO, Todd Young, and John Mahlman the Executive Director of the Music Educator’s National Conference: National Association of Music Educators (MENC), announced today that they expect more than Eight Million Children to participate in the 18th Annual World’s Largest Concert for World Peace, to air on PBS and The Armed Forces Network on March 14th 2002.

As of January 1, over 300 PBS television stations
have committed to air the broadcast. The WLC is sponsored and co-produced by WorldSong Entertainment.

As part of their music education curriculum, millions of children, ages 8-18, in classrooms around the world, will tune-in and lend their voices to this musical celebration of unity and diversity.

Created and produced by MENC, the 18th annual World’s Largest Concert is a highlight of the nationally celebrated Music In Our Schools
Month (MIOSM).

The World Largest Concert, recently taped on November 1 & 2, 2001 at the Mormon Tabernacle in Salt Lake City, Utah, is led by the International Youth Choir of Utah, and features special guest
Native American (Jicarilla Apache) singer-songwriter Matthew Andrae (WorldSong Entertainment Co-Founder), performing songs for peace.

The WLC program has been selected to include songs from past and future Olympic host countries from Japan (1998) to China (2008) and features
Andrae’s “The Next Country Over,” (co-written by Richard Ian Greene) a contemporary/pop song with a timely message: “may the next country over be peaceful.”

“It’s massive,” said Andrae, “… sort of like an eight-million-voice petition for peace from the children of the World.”

WorldSong Entertainment’s Sponsorship of The World’s Largest Concert is part of WorldSong 2002, “an international initiative, using music
as the driving force, to promote a greater awareness and appreciation of diverse world cultures,” according to WorldSong CEO Todd Young.

Young continues, “The World’s Largest Concert is a perfect vehicle for cultivating a culture of peace, as it affords millions of young people the opportunity to learn about diverse cultures through something they love-music.”

“It also gives them a voice and an opportunity to have an impact, collectively, on a very large scale.”

“We’re pleased to be working with WorldSong and to be broadcasting from the site of the 2002 Olympic Games — a location we’ll all be reading about and watching this Winter,” said John Mahlman, MENC Executive Director.

“As our world’s children join in singing these
wonderful songs from around the globe, they will be joining in the Olympic spirit of unity and excellence in achievement.” Young added,
“It gives children a voice. It is often said that children are the future leaders of the world. We believe they should start today.”

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WorldSong Entertainment

Matthew Andrae co-wrote “The Next Country Over” with seasoned songwriter Richard Ian Greene and will perform their anthem for Peace at the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, Utah as part of WorldSong 2002 – a global initiative for World Peace.

Mr. Andrae has performed the WorldSong 2002 theme song “The Next Country Over” at an inaugural ceremony of the Salt Lake Olympics in 1999 and for First Vice President of the International Olympic Committee, Anita DeFrantz, at her invitation.

Mr. Andrae is a co-founder of WorldSong Entertainment and the co-creator of World Song 2002.

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