November 28, 2006 09:31 ET Launches

MISSISSAUGA, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - Nov. 28, 2006) - Mississauga, Ontario-based has just launched its new music fundraising program and website. Featuring five CD compilations, the program has been specifically developed for schools, youth clubs, athletic teams, and non-profit community organizations interested in generating revenue and awareness. The themed selections feature top recording artists, with only 300-unit minimum order required. Orders over 800 units receive customized full-color, four-page Liner Booklets, to promote causes within their respective communities.

"Music makes sense as a fundraiser," states Jeffrey Barkin,'s Managing Director. "Music, as either revenue generators or donor recognition rewards, can touch on the emotional side of giving. The CD's songs become associated with the school or cause, and the liner booklets can describe the organization's social needs within its community. Music leaves lasting impressions, which are critical to successful fundraising. People don't throw music away; it becomes part of their personal collections. Current fundraising options like gift wrap, chocolate bars, magazine subscriptions, or cookie dough may be great products, but can they provide intrinsic long-term value the way that music can?" has been designed to maximize fundraising for organizations with minimal upfront cost and risk. "Our primary objective is to make fundraising easy," Mr. Barkin adds. In fact, the tag line for the new venture is: Fundraising has never been easier.

The greatest advantages lie in the program's financial details...The profit margins are high - over $10 per twenty song compilation CD with a suggested retail price of $18 per unit. Organizations receive attractive 60 day final payment terms which allow them the necessary time to sell CDs and collect the money before their final payment is due. This eliminates cash flow pressures and makes this program easy to administer. The North American program only requires a $100 deposit, which can be raised through pre-orders. All shipping is provided at no additional cost. provides a No Risk Return Policy for unsold product, so that organizations are not stuck with inventory at the end of their campaigns. is a subsidiary of Custom CD Corporation, North America's leading music and interactive CD-ROM producer. Custom CD has been creating branded music premiums for promotions, brand loyalty and retention programs since 1996. The company has produced projects for brand-conscious clients in various sectors, including A&W, Fruit of the Loom, GM Saturn, Neiman Marcus, and Ritz Carlton. For more information on Custom CD, visit

Contact Information

    Jeffrey A. Barkin
    (647) 271-0072 or Toll Free: 1-866-826-1100 x 333
    (647) 271-0073 (FAX)