Sunday, April 19, 2009

Bushfire Aid Collects $1.6 Million for Charity

The Victorian bushfire appeal will receive a much needed shot in the arm thanks to Sony Music and some of it's highest profile recording stars.

The double Album 'Bushfire Aid - Artists For The Bushfire Appeal’ was pulled together mere days after the bushfires struck and has become one of the years highest selling albums, generating $1.6 million for the Salvation Army.

Denis Hanlin, CEO of Sony Australia said:
“I am absolutely delighted with the public’s support for the Bushfire Aid CD which has now raised $1.6. The support from retailers, TV, print and radio media partners, artists, composers, publishers and digital channels has been truly outstanding. We look forward to presenting the donation cheque to the Salvation Army Bushfire Appeal very soon in the bushfire affected area.”

The album featured songs from Anthony Callea, John Farnham, Delta Goodrem, Shannon Noll, Empire Of The Sun and Vanessa Amorosi to name just a few, with each artist who contributed waiving their royalties and Sony DADC Australia donating the manufacturing costs of the CD.

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