BEVERLY HILLS, CALIF., Feb. 23, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- MondoTunes, a subsidiary of Greek billionaire Alki David's FilmOn TV Networks, and iKhan Sounds LLC. announced plans to release international icon Chaka Khan's new single "I Love Myself" and a contest to incorporate fans in the song's video. The song, which will benefit bullying and domestic abuse charities, will be released via the world's biggest digital music distribution platform, MondoTunes, on Friday, February 26th.
"It is important that in these troubled times we honor our own self-respect," says Chaka Khan. "Beauty knows no boundaries and is accepting of us all whether black, white, gay, straight, physically or mentally-challenged."
A percentage of the net proceeds from the single will benefit two important organizations – Face Forward and STOMP Out Bullying – chosen for their importance in assisting those who have been the victims of domestic violence and discrimination. Funds will be distributed via The Chaka Khan Foundation, created in 1999, which includes a variety of programs and initiatives that assist women and children at risk. In 2013, the Chaka Khan Foundation combined forces with Community Partners to continue and expand its reach into the community, where it continues to do so.
MondoTunes is a revolutionary digital music distribution platform changing the face of entertainment on behalf of artists. A subsidiary of Greek billionaire Alki David's FilmOn TV Networks and Anakando Media Group, it's the largest digital music distribution channel in the world by reaching 600+ retailers in over 140 countries. (Learn more at www.MondoTunes.com.)
"What a Renaissance woman Chaka Khan is," said FilmOn TV Networks CEO Alki David. "This project is very close to my heart—using the most artist-friendly digital music distribution platform today to deliver her message of unity and love."
Chaka Khan is a singer, songwriter, producer, visual artist, author, actor, philanthropist, entrepreneur, activist and mother and grandmother, Chaka is an international music icon who has influenced multiple generations of artists and continues to do so. From the moment she burst onto the music scene in the 1970s as the 18-year-old lead singer of the multiracial band Rufus, her powerful voice and show-stopping stage presence set her apart from any other singer, and during her 40-year career, she has developed a vast international fan base and performed on six continents.
"Ten Grammy wins with 22 nominations plus 75 million records sold is without question legendary in the music industry," said MondoTunes CEO Javan Mershad. "Chaka Khan's music, message and voice has been, and will always be timeless and iconic. We are so proud she recognized our platform as the perfect way to reach the most people."
Chaka is a ten-time GRAMMY® Award winner (with 22 GRAMMY® nominations) who has the rare ability to sing in eight music genres, including R&B, jazz, pop, rock, gospel, country, classical and dance music. She has released 22 albums and racked up ten #1 Billboard magazine charted songs, eight RIAA certified gold singles and eleven RIAA certified gold and platinum albums. Chaka's recorded music has produced over 2,000 catalogue song placements.
About MondoTunes: MondoTunes, a subsidiary of Alki David's FilmOn TV Networks and Anakando Media Group provides global digital music distribution and marketing for independent artists, and labels worldwide. Through their relationship with Interscope/UMG, MondoTunes offers major label resources and distribution, globally. As the entire staff is comprised of working musicians, the company emphasizes experience in all aspects of the music industry. As part of FilmOn and Anakando, MondoTunes and its artists enjoy strategic support from the groups other companies including FilmOn.com, Hologram USA, CinemaNow, AdVirally and Class15. www.MondoTunes.com
About FilmOn TV Networks: FilmOn TV Networks has over 70 million monthly unique users from around the globe who access nearly 1000 free channels containing licensed, wholly owned, and original content across the genres of news, sports, movies, music, food, travel and more. It also offers social television, premium first tier movies, and over 45,000 VODs. Founded in 2006, FilmOn is based in London, UK with offices in Beverly Hills, CA and Geneva, Switzerland. FilmOn TV is also an Independent TV Broadcaster broadcasting FOTV via Dish Network and Charter Cable and on stations in the UK (Sky Channel 237 and Freesat channel 410). For more information please visit FilmOn.com
About STOMP Out Bullying™: STOMP Out Bullying™ is the leading national anti-bullying and cyberbullying organization for kids and teens in the U.S. Created in 2005, STOMP Out Bullying™ is recognized as the most influential anti-bullying organization in the country. It focuses on reducing and preventing bullying, cyberbullying, sexting and other digital abuse, educating against homophobia, racism and hatred, decreasing school absenteeism, and deterring violence in schools, online and in communities across the country. It teaches effective solutions on how to respond to all forms of bullying, as well as educating kids and teens in school and online, providing help for those in need and at risk of suicide, raising awareness, peer mentoring programs in schools, public service announcements by noted celebrities, and social media campaigns. www.STOMPOutBullying.org
About Face Forward: Face Forward's mission is to provide emotional support and reconstructive surgery for women, children and men who have been victims of Domestic Violence, Human Trafficking or any Cruel Acts of Crime. Face Forward founder and CEO Mrs. Deborah Alessi founded Face Forward in 2007. Mrs. Alessi is a survivor of domestic violence and as a true advocate of this worthy cause was recently awarded a "Community Hero Award" from the Los Angeles Dodgers recognizing her for her efforts. To help other survivors get a second chance at life, Mrs. Alessi recruited her husband and renowned facial reconstructive surgeon Dr. David Alessi M.D. The couple work constantly to help victims 'face forward' to the rest of their lives. Face Forward is a 501© non-profit organization. Since its creation, Face Forward has worked with other advocates around the nation to identify victims of domestic violence, human trafficking and other cruel acts of crime who are working towards recovery, yet carry the physical evidence of past abuse. Face Forward does more than just provide pro bono reconstructive surgery to adults and children who have suffered from traumatic and physical abuse; they also create a welcoming and safe environment for the victims to start a new life and reclaim their confidence. With domestic violence occurring every 15 seconds in the United States, Face Forward strives to alleviate the internal and external scars of victims and those affected. Ninety percent of all rape and abuse cases lead to physical disfigurement and Face Forward provides treatment to victims who are not able to afford medical assistance. www.faceforwardla.org.
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CONTACT: For more information on MondoTunes and FilmOn TV Networks please contact Tom Paul Jones at 310-383-4991 firstname.lastname@example.org For more information about Chaka Khan and the new single please contact Alisse Kingsley at 323-467-8508 email@example.com