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Mike Lawson • Archives • October 21, 2006

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by Bob Morrison

Last month Sir Paul McCartney and Fidelity Investments announced a new partnership to support music education: Music Lives ( The initiative was launched at the same time Sir Paul was embarking upon a US concert tour underwritten by, you guessed it, Fidelity Investments.

The press release stated: In a major initiative to combat this alarming trend, Fidelity Investments today joined music icon Paul McCartney to launch a new public charity – The MusicLives Foundation- aimed at raising awareness of and critical funding for music education programs in schools. “As a boy growing up in Liverpool, I was surrounded by music,” said Paul McCartney.

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