Released two weeks after the earthquake and tsunami of March 11th, Songs for Japan is a 38-track compilation of songs compiled by the four major American record labels – EMI Music, Sony Music Entertainment, Universal Music Group and Warner Music Group.
The album has just hit the $10 million mark in money raised for the Japanese Red Cross Foundation, according to Tadateru Konoe, Japanese Red Cross president.
In this Billboard article, Konoe is quoted as saying the following: “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,” Konoe said. “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.”
The album includes songs by artists such as Leona Lewis, Rihanna, Pink, Foo Fighters, Lady Gaga, Madonna, Bruce Springsteen, John Lennon & Bob Dylan, among others, with all proceeds from sales of the record going directly to the Red Cross.
Read more at Billboard.