Thursday, August 25, 2011


Rise Against is the next featured artist that the folks at Google want their Music Beta service listeners to fall in love with! Magnifier, Google's new music discovery site, is offering Rise Against's current single "Make It Stop (September's Children)" for free for one week starting today! Simply go to Magnifier to download the track.

Rise Against lead singer Tim McIlrath wrote "Make It Stop (September's Children)" in response to bullying, a topic he says really hasn't been adequately addressed in the rock scene. Rise Against teamed up with the It Gets Better Project to create a video for the song that will open people's eyes to the bullying of LGBT youth. Everyone going back to school in September should watch this video!

The "Make It Stop (September's Children)" video is nominated in MTV's first ever pro-social category for the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards: "Best Video With A Message." Other nominees in this category include Lady Gaga, P!nk, Katy Perry, Eminem featuring Rihanna and Taylor Swift. The 28 th Annual Awards Show Airing Live From Nokia Theater In Los Angeles On Sunday, August 28 at 9:00PM (Live ET/Tape Delayed PT)

To get "Make It Stop (September's Children)," and other free songs, you need a Music Beta by Google account (if you don't have an account, request an invitation). Head over to Magnifier, find the songs you want, click on the "Add free music" buttons and the tracks will be instantly added to your library in Music Beta.

Google's Magnifier blog was introduced last week when they gave away two tracks from indie rock band My Morning Jacket. Magnifier is a new music discovery site that features great music and the people who make it, including videos of live performances, interviews with artists, explorations of different musical genres and free songs that you can add to your Music Beta collection.

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