Entries in Benefit (2)


'Songs for Japan' Released on CD Tuesday

Legacy Records(NEW YORK) -- If you aren't the type who likes to digitally download your music but you still want to donate to Japanese disaster relief, you'll be glad to know that the benefit album Songs for Japan is being released as a physical two-CD set on Tuesday.

The disc, which came out digitally on March 25, features 38 songs by the world's biggest artists for just $9.99.  Proceeds go to the Japanese Red Cross Society, which will receive $2 million this week as an advance payment from the disc's global sales.  Worldwide, it's sold 250,000 digital copies so far.

As previously reported, the album includes songs by everyone from John Lennon, U2, Bruce Springsteen and Elton John, to Lady Gaga, Beyonce, Katy Perry, Rihanna, Madonna and Pink.

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Taylor Swift Joins Music Legends for Benefit Show

Photo Courtesy - ABC News(LOS ANGELES) -- Taylor Swift was the new kid on the block at Thursday night's All for the Hall benefit show in Los Angeles. Taylor sat in on a "guitar pull" with Country Music Hall of Fame members Emmylou Harris, Vince Gill, Kris Kristofferson and pop and R&B legend Lionel Richie. Each artist on the show sang their own original songs and Swift was honored to share the stage with such legendary artists. She said, "I'm just as proud to be a part of this event because it's put on by the Country Music Hall of Fame. And it's really important to give back to that." Swift also performed at the All for the Hall concert hosted by Keith Urban last year in Nashville.

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