Cities Sampler Frequently Asked Questions
What is the release date for Cities Sampler Volume 22 ::
Thursday, November 18th, 2010 at 8am.
Where can I purchase Cities Sampler Volume 22 ::
Exclusively at Metro Area Target stores. Click here for a map of locations.
Where does the money go ::
100% of the proceeds benefit a wide range of local charities. Click here for a list of last year's recipients.
How much money has the Cities Sampler raised ::
Since the debut of Cities Sampler Volume 1 in 1989, we have raised over $8,000,000 for local charities!
How many copies of Cities Sampler Volume 22 will be released ::
Why don't you sell more copies ::
Due to publishing and label gratis licensing restrictions for charity CD projects, this year, we are limited to sell 33,000 Samplers. We would love to be able to sell more - the demand is there - but legally, we can't. We will continue to push for more every year.
Why don't you make it available for download on iTunes or another provider ::
The licensing for downloads is a whole differerent process. Most labels will not sign off on doing downloads or even discuss it. Even if we were able to get a few to okay it, we would not be able to offer the entire tracklist therefore the compilation would be incomplete.
How can I get a copy after it sells out ::
Following notification of a sell-out, we will hold online auctions where all proceeds go to our charities...not for profit. We also hold a few CDs for on-air giveaways and for charity fundraising throughout the year.
Where can I purchase previously released Cities Samplers ::
Unfortunately, once they're gone, they're gone. Some listeners have had success finding copies in used-record bins, Craigslist or on eBay. Buyer beware is all we can say...we have seen instances of early volumes (namely volumes 1 through 4) being duplicated without authorization and sold on the second-hand market as genuine originals.
I want them all! Have you ever thought about releasing a box-set with all the volumes ::
We have! To celebrate the release of Cities Sampler Volume 15, we produced a small run of leather-bound box-sets that included Volumes 1 - 15. They were given away on-air but were never made available to purchase.
I have a Cities 97 New Music, New Names CD. Is that the same as a Cities Sampler ::
The New Music, New Names discs are a yearly release that we give away at some of our station events as prizes. It can't be purchased in stores and does not contain any Studio C performances. It is, however, a really great mix of new music from Cities 97 artists.
I have a Cities Sampler question that isn't answered on this page ::
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