March 17, 2011 12:06 ET

John Oates Partners With PledgeMusic on New Solo Album

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - March 17, 2011) - PledgeMusic (, a leading international direct-to-fan platform for raising funds for musicians to record and tour, today announced a Pledge campaign with legendary singer/songwriter John Oates. Oates, one half of the powerhouse duo Hall & Oates, will be treating fans to exclusive items along with Pledgers-only updates which will feature blogs, videos and unreleased tracks.

"Our passion is working with artists at every stage of their career, but when we have the opportunity to work with an artist like John Oates who has such an amazing body of work, we love what we do even more," said Benji Rogers, founder of PledgeMusic.

A prolific songwriter, Oates' Mississippi Mile takes him back to his formative days as a young musician. Mississippi Mile is a collection of the songs that inspired John to become a songwriter, along with new original material. Pledgers will be the first to hear the new material, and special exclusives include signed CDs, a signed acoustic guitar and an exclusive meet and greet with John Oates backstage at the show of the Pledger's choice. 

For more information, please visit PledgeMusic media inquiries: Victoria Rierdan Hurley, Helicon Public Relations,, 310 993 1840.

For John Oates media inquiries: Tree Paine, WMN,, 615-214-1500.

About PledgeMusic
PledgeMusic was founded by musician Benji Rogers to give artists a DIY option for pursuing and augmenting their careers. The company was designed to be transparent and open, while benefiting artists and fans. Artists will get the funding and promotional support that they need, the fan will get the music and artist interaction that they want at the price that they want to pay, and charities who have scant fundraising resources will receive a percentage of the money raised.

Contact Information

  • PledgeMusic media inquiries:
    Victoria Rierdan Hurley
    Helicon Public Relations
    Email Contact
    310 993 1840

    For John Oates media inquiries:
    Tree Paine
    Email Contact