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    Thu, 05 May 2011 09:59:19

    "Songs For Japan" Charity Compilation Raises $5 Million - U2, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Lady Gaga appear on the comp

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    Good hearts prevails! The Songs For Japan compilation has now raised $5 million for the Japanese Red Cross Society. According to FMQB, that figure is based on the first month's sales of the digital release and the physical two-CD set.

    The Japanese Red Cross Society last month received a payment of $2 million on behalf of the participating artists, songwriters, music labels, music publishers and iTunes , all of whom have waived their royalties and proceeds to ensure that the JRCS receives as much support as possible from this initiative. That's a big deal, since the artist royalties would have cut into the donation funds so the contributing artists are being selfless, for sure.

    A further payment of $3 million was made to the JRCS on Monday, May 3rd. Artists on the compilation include U2, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Lady Gaga, Beyoncé, Katy Perry, Eminem, Bruce Springsteen, Bon Jovi, R.E.M. and many more.

    Have you nabbed a copy of Songs of Japan?

    —Maggie Pannacione
    05.05.11




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