“Songs for Japan” sell over $10 mill.

Songs for Japan, an album created to help with relief fund for the victims of Japan’s 2011 tsunami/earthquake, has just reached a $10 million  milestone that has been donated to the Red Cross of Japan. Senior executives from four major music companies – EMI, Sony Music, Universal Music and Warner Music Group – met with Japanese Red Cross Society Vice President, Yoshiharu Otsuka in Tokyo to commemorate the global sales generated.The occasion was a reception hosted by Frances Moore, chief executive of worldwide recording industry organisation IFPI.

Song for Japan is an unprecedented compilation of 38 major hits and classic tracks, including 21 Billboard Hot 100 hits and five #1s from more than 30 of the biggest names in contemporary music from Justin Bieber to the Red Hot Chilli Peppers. The album was originally released on iTunes as a digital download and later released as a special 2 disc box-set as an effort to boost album sales. All the participating artists, songwriters, music labels, music publishers and iTunes waived their royalties and proceeds to maximise the amount of money donated for survivors. In addition, manufacturers, distributors and marketing partners donated materials, services and advertising time or space. The great thing is that Songs for Japan is still generating money that is going to the reconstruction of Japan.

“The kind thoughts of the people who made and bought this album have given great encouragement to the people affected by the earthquake and tsunami. One hundred percent of the money raised goes directly to those most in need. On behalf of the Japanese Red Cross and the people affected by the disaster, I want to sincerely thank the artists and music companies for this generous support. It is much needed and greatly appreciated,” said Tadateru Konoe, President of Japanese Red Cross Society.

Songs for Japan features an all-star lineup:
1) John Lennon “Imagine”
2) U2 “Walk On”
3) Bob Dylan “Shelter From The Storm”
4) Red Hot Chili Peppers “Around The World”
5) Lady Gaga “Born This Way”
6) Beyonce “Irreplaceable”
7) Bruno Mars “Talking To The Moon”
8 ) Katy Perry “Firework”
9) Rihanna “Only Girl (In The World)”
10) Justin Timberlake “Like I Love You”
11) Madonna “Miles Away”
12) David Guetta “When Love Takes Over”
13) Eminem “Love The Way You Lie”
14) Bruce Springsteen “Human Touch”
15) Josh Groban “Awake”
16) Keith Urban “Better Life”
17) Black Eyed Peas “One Tribe”
18) Pink “Sober”
19) Cee Lo Green “It’s Ok”
20) Lady Antebellum “I Run To You”
21) Bon Jovi “What Do You Got?”
22) Foo Fighters “My Hero”
23) R.E.M. “Man On The Moon”
24) Nicki Minaj “Save Me”
25) Sade “By Your Side”
26) Michael Buble “Hold On”
27) Justin Bieber “Pray”
28) Adele “Make You Feel My Love”
29) Enya “If I Could Be Where You Are”
30) Elton John “Don’t Let The Sun Go Down On Me”
31) John Mayer “Waiting On The World To Change”
32) Queen “Teo Torriatte (Let Us Cling Together)”
33) Kings Of Leon “Use Somebody”
34) Sting “Fragile”
35) Leona Lewis “Better In Time”
36) Ne-Yo “One In A Million”
37) Shakira “Whenever, Wherever”
38) Norah Jones “Sunrise”

 Bristol wants to know what you think of the track list. Do you like the songs on the album? What would be your ideal track list?

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~ by bristolstudios on November 10, 2011.

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