The Music Community's Katrina Relief Efforts
EMI Group, SONYBMG, Universal Music Group, Warner Music Group and Concord Music Group along with the Recording Industry Association of America announced the release of Hurricane Relief: Come Together Now, a double CD multi-artist benefit album to aid the Gulf Coast victims devastated by recent hurricanes Katrina and Rita. All of the participating artists, publishers, songwriters and record companies have waived their royalties and donated their services to this worthy cause, as have the American Federation of Musicians and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists. The collection will be in stores in mid-November and proceeds will go to the Red Cross, Habitat for Humanity, and MusiCaresTM Hurricane Relief Fund.
Artists and the music community as a whole are stepping up in a huge way to raise dollars for relief efforts as well as the spirits of the victims themselves. The following list of fundraising events is only a tiny snapshot of the enormous response from the industry: