'ReAct Now' Downloads
Performances by such acts as U2, Neil Young, Green Day, Big & Rich, Trent Reznor and the Red Hot Chili Peppers from the "ReAct Now: Music and Relief" telethon are available as downloads to benefit hurricane relief and rebuilding efforts. A total of 26 songs taken from the live MTV Networks broadcast are being sold for a limited time through various online retailers with proceeds tabbed for the American Red Cross and Habitat for Humanity. Retailers selling the tracks are CDIGIX, MSN Music, Real Networks, Rhapsody, Sony Connect and MusicNet-powered download stores FYE and Virgin Digital.
"Download to Donate" compilation CD donates 100 percent of profits from CD and individual song sales to the American Red Cross.
Coldplay Digital EP
Coldplay has rush-released a four-song compilation, called Fix You on iTunes. It is a coordinated effort with Apple, Capitol Records and BMG Music Publishing. Proceeds from sales will hurricane relief funds established by the American Red Cross and NARAS.
Motley Crue have released a new version of their "Home Sweet Home" hit track, featuring Linkin Park lead singer Chester Bennington on lead vocals. The Crue will donate all proceeds to the hurricane relief efforts of Mercy Corps and the American Red Cross.
Trent Reznor has re-committed his participation in the Voodoo Music Experience, a New Orleans traditional event that will be relocated to a new city this year. The event is scheduled for October 29-30. The ambition of this year's event partnering with the Entertainment Industry Foundation, they will raise critically needed funds for those affected by Hurricane Katrina.
The RCA Music Group in conjunction with 19 Entertainment presented the American Red Cross with a check in the amount of $100,000 from proceeds raised by the sale of the American Idol single "When You Tell Me That You Love Me." The check was presented backstage at the Continental Airlines Arena when the 12 top contestants were in the New York area for the American Idol Tour.