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Star-Studded Cast Join Forces For “Songs for Japan” To Benefit Japanese Red Cross

March 25, 2011 by  
Filed under Daily Music News, Rock the Cause

In what stands as a major global music relief effort to benefit those affected by the earthquake and tsunami in Japan, over 30 of the biggest names in contemporary music from U2 to Katy Perry to Bon Jovi have joined together for the worldwide release of Songs for Japan, a compilation of 38 chart-topping hits and classic tracks, available worldwide on the iTunes Store for $9.99 starting today that can be purchased here.

Proceeds from the album’s sale will benefit the disaster relief efforts of the Japanese Red Cross Society.

Songs for Japan track listing: 
1.        John Lennon “Imagine” (Remastered)
2.        U2 “Walk On” (Radio Edit)
3.        Bob Dylan “Shelter From The Storm”
4.        Red Hot Chili Peppers “Around The World” (Live)
5.        Lady Gaga “Born This Way” (Starsmith Remix)
6.        Beyonce “Irreplaceable”
7.        Bruno Mars “Talking To The Moon” (Acoustic Piano Version)
8.        Katy Perry “Firework”
9.        Rihanna “Only Girl (In The World)”
10.        Justin Timberlake “Like I Love You”
11.        Madonna “Miles Away” (Live)
12.        David Guetta “When Love Takes Over” (feat. Kelly Rowland)
13.        Eminem “Love The Way You Lie” (feat. Rihanna) [Clean Version}
14.        Bruce Springsteen “Human Touch”
15.        Josh Groban “Awake” (Live)
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” (Clean Version)
25.        Sade “By Your Side”
26.        Michael Buble “Hold On” (Radio Mix)
27.        Justin Bieber “Pray” (Acoustic)
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)” [Remastered]
33.        Kings Of Leon “Use Somebody”
34.        Sting “Fragile” (Live In Berlin)
35.        Leona Lewis “Better In Time”
36.        Ne-Yo “One In A Million”
37.        Shakira “Whenever, Wherever”
38.        Norah Jones “Sunrise” 

Proceeds from Songs for Japan will be directed to the Japanese Red Cross Society (JRCS) to support its disaster relief efforts. The society will use the funds for the ongoing provision of immediate relief and for eventual recovery support to the affected population. The artists participating on “Songs for Japan,” the music labels and music publishers have waived their royalties and proceeds from the worldwide sales of the album to ensure that the JRCS receives as much support as possible from this global initiative.  iTunes will also donate its proceeds from the album’s worldwide sales to the benefit of the JRCS, and has prominently featured the project throughout its stores worldwide.

To Write Love on Her Arms & Boys Like Girls Partner Up For National Suicide Prevention Week

September 10, 2010 by  
Filed under Daily Music News, Rock the Cause

Most of us are very familiar with all the positive work To Write Love On Her Arms has done to help promote Suicide prevention. TWLOHA exists to encourage, inform, inspire and also to invest directly into treatment and recovery.  This week in honor of National Suicide Prevention Week the non-profit organization  has partnered with pop rock band Boys Like Girls to introduce a new t-shirt titled “I Am Alive.” Proceeds from these shirts will go toward the launch of IMAlive, a live online crisis network. To purchase the shirt, please go to: http://www.zambooie.com/twloha/

With orange being the color of National Suicide Prevent Week, the orange “I AM ALIVE” shirt is to honor this week and will be available for a limited time only. The shirts are available online and printed inside each shirt are the lyrics to “Go” by Boys Like Girls.  IMAlive will be a live online crisis network that will be able to reach those online who may not otherwise pick up a phone to call a suicide hotline or talk to a loved one during their darkest times.

Please help support a cause that touches us all and for more information on TWLOHA, please go to: www.twloha.com

The Upwelling Release 9/11 inspired “Ladder 116” Video – Proceeds To Benefit NY Charities

September 9, 2010 by  
Filed under Daily Music News, Rock the Cause

With the 9th anniversary of the tragedy of September 11, 2001 on the horizon, The Upwelling have released their video “Ladder 116” announcing that proceeds will go to the New York Police & Fire Widow & Children’s Benefit Fund.

The song pays homage to the Queens-based Ladder 116, of which the band shared a friendship. The company was held in the Midtown tunnel the day of the tragedy, due to a security warning which inevitably saved their lives.  Two members, however, Paul Gill and Thomas Casoria, worked on rotation for their engine company, and were two of the many brave heroes who lost their lives. This song, and its corresponding music video, remembers these two and the many others who were lost, as well as the legacy of the World Trade Center.

The video for “Ladder 116” is a compilation of footage of the construction of the Twin Towers, in addition to video clips of employees of all races and creeds working in the buildings. It captures the iconic center that represented the essence of New York City to the world and that pumped life blood into various worldwide fields, from finance and insurance to commerce and public media.

To view the video, visit http://theupwelling.com/ladder116/. To purchase the video, go to www.theupwelling.bandcamp.com.