Songs For Japan Raises Another $5 Million For Japanese Red Cross
May 4, 2011 at 4:00 AM (PT)
SONGS FOR JAPAN, the music collection benefitting JAPAN earthquake and PACIFIC tsunami relief, has raised $5 million for the JAPANESE RED CROSS SOCIETY, 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.
A further payment of $3 million was made to the JRCS on MONDAY, MAY 3rd.
A music industry-wide charity initiative, SONGS FOR JAPAN is a compilation of 38 major hits and classic tracks from more than 30 of the biggest names in contemporary music.