Linkin Park’s non-profit organization, Music for Relief, was founded following the 2004 Asian tsunamis. Music for Relief now joins forces with some of the biggest names in music for Download to Donate for Haiti. The artists include Dave Matthews Band, Peter Gabriel, Slash, Alanis Morissette, Enrique Iglesias, the All-American Rejects, Hoobastank, Kenna (co-produced by Linkin Park’s lead singer/MC/DJ, Mike Shinoda), The Neptunes’, Chad Hugo, and Lupe Fiasco/Kenna (also produced by Shinoda) team up with Music For Relief to aid the Haitian earthquake victims . These artists have all donated brand-new music to help raise funds and promote awareness of the recovery efforts. People that want to donate and score a new song can download these unreleased tracks at www.musicforrelief.org and also through the individual artist websites, with 100% of the funds going directly to the Haiti efforts . Some of these artists participating in the campaign also appeared on CNN’s Larry King Live on January 19th to discuss and promote this project.
The band Linkin Park founded Music for Relief as a non-profit organization dedicated to providing aid to victims of natural disasters and the prevention of such disasters. Since its inception in 2005, Music for Relief has raised over $3 million for victims of multiple disasters across four continents and planted over 810,000 trees to help reduce global warming. For more information visit www.musicforrelief.org.
It doesn’t stop there, as George Clooney and Wyclef Jean have been working furiously to raise funds and secure participants for the “Hope for Haiti Now: A Global Benefit for Earthquake Relief” telethon, presented by MTV Networks on Friday at 8 p.m. ET/PT. So far, Justin Timberlake, Coldplay, Alicia Keys, Bruce Springsteen, Wyclef Jean, Bono, The Edge and Jay-Z will lead the all-star lineup of performers for Friday night’s telethon. This undertaking is expected to be one of the biggest charitable efforts ever. All proceeds from the telecast will be split among five relief organizations actively operating in Haiti: Oxfam America, Partners in Health, the Red Cross, UNICEF and Wyclef’s Yele Haiti foundation.
More in the music world continue to respond to the Haiti crisis as Quincy Jones and Lionel Richie will head up the 25th anniversary re-recording of “We Are the World,” one of the ultimate benefit singles. The song will be recorded the day after the Grammy Awards, and invited artists include Usher, Natalie Cole and John Legend. Simon Cowell has been tapped to record a benefit single by UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown and The Sun. Rihanna’s version of Bob Marley’s “Redemption Song” and Maxwell’s “Fistful of Tears” are both available on iTunes now.
Here are some other ways to help the Haitian people to recover from this horrific disaster:
http://www.redcross.org or text HAITI from your cell phone to 90999 and a $10 dollar donation will be added to your bill.
http://www.salvationarmy.org or text HAITI from your cell phone to 52000 and a $10 dollar donation will be added to your bill.
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