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    Thu, 07 Apr 2011 13:15:26

    EMI Artists Donate for Japan - The artists offer items for auction

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    Artists and songwriters from across the EMI family are raising funds to help the Red Cross support people affected by last month's earthquake and tsunami in Japan, through an incredible worldwide auction of personal items and memorabilia.

    The charity auction, which will be managed by eBay, features items from some of the world's biggest stars, including Coldplay, Norah Jones, Katy Perry, Gorillaz, Iron Maiden, Jane Birkin, The Beach Boys, David Guetta, Michael Franti, Lady Antebellum, The Chemical Brothers, Depeche Mode, Celtic Woman, 30 Seconds to Mars, Rosanne Cash, Daft Punk, Herbert Grönemeyer, Angela Gheorghiu, Keith Urban, Good Charlotte and The Beatles.

    All funds raised will be used towards the Japanese Red Cross disaster relief efforts to help those affected by the earthquake and tsunami. Funds will be used for the on-going provision of immediate relief to support the affected population during their recovery. EMI Group has committed to match all funds raised from the auction up to a maximum of one million euros.

    The first phase of the charity auction will run until April 15th, with more than 200 exclusive money-can't-buy items. A second phase of the auction will take place between April 11th – 21st. All the items can be viewed here.

    Items included in the first phase of the auction include Coldplay lead singer Chris Martin's jacket from the 2010 Viva La Vida world tour, Jane Birkin's own Birkin handbag designed by Hermes, a pair of vintage speakers from Abbey Road's famous Studio 3, five nights at Michael Franti's yoga retreat in Bali, the Beastie Boys' Japanese MTV award, and a signed limited edition lithographic Depeche Mode print.

    The second phase of the charity auction will include a 1987 Ferrari 412 as featured in Daft Punk's film Electroma, Katy Perry's cupcake trampoline from her current California Dreams world tour, a limited edition Beatles' Yellow Submarine Schwinn bicycle, a signed guitar from Norah Jones, the MacBook used by David Guetta to create the demos for ‘One Love', framed hand written lyrics from Brian Wilson, Tinie Tempah's pink blazer from the ‘Frisky' video, and a limited edition Gorillaz lithograph signed by Jamie Hewlett and Damon Albarn.

    Are you going to bid?

    —Amy Sciarretto
    04.07.11



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