Beastie Boys support Kosovar efforts through MS

Sally Khudairi (
Wed, 26 May 1999 18:21:40 -0400

26 May NY Times
Arts Section

Loose Notes

The Beastie Boys are taking a stand for Real Networks' powerful Internet
music competitor Microsoft. The band announced yesterday that it would make
three unreleased songs available for download at through
Windows Media Technology. (Free software for this one, for those with space
left on their hard drive, is at Though the songs are free,
every time one is downloaded (up to the millionth customer), the Beastie
Boys and will donate one dollar to two Kosovo relief charities,
CARE and Madre. Microsoft will match these donations with contributions to
other relief organizations.