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Music labels collaborate to raise funds for Japan

posted 25 Mar 2011, 16:47 by Sam Mbale   [ updated 25 Mar 2011, 16:50 ]
The world's largest music labels have joined forces to put out an album including John Lennon, Beyonce and Bruce Sprinsteen to raise funds for Japan.

The world's four leading record labels have put 38 hit songs on an album to raise funds for the Japanese Red Cross Society following the recent earthquake and tsunami.

What started off as an initiative by Universal Music, the world's biggest record company, has turned into an industry-wide collaboration titled, "Songs for Japan." Featured on the album, available on iTunes, are artists including John Lennon ("Imagine"), U2 ("Walk On"), Bob Dylan ("Shelter From the Storm"), Lady Gaga ("Born This Way") and Bruce Springsteen ("Human Touch").

Universal is servicing the digital album, while Sony Music is producing a physical version expected in stores on April 4.

Participating artists, music labels and publishers have waived royalties and proceeds from global sales, and iTunes also has said it would donate money from the album to the Japanese Red Cross Society.

The 9.0 magnitude quake on March 11 and giant waves it triggered left more than 10,000 people dead and 17,500 missing.

Following is the full track listing:

- John Lennon/"Imagine"

- U2, "Walk On"

- Bob Dylan, "Shelter From The Storm"

- Red Hot Chili Peppers, "Around The World"

- Lady Gaga, "Born This Way"

- Beyonce, "Irreplaceable"

- Bruno Mars, "Talking To The Moon"

- Katy Perry, "Firework"

- Rihanna, "Only Girl (In The World)"

- Justin Timberlake, "Like I Love You"

- Madonna, "Miles Away"

- David Guetta, "When Love Takes Over"

- Eminem, "Love The Way You Lie"

- Bruce Springsteen, "Human Touch"

- Josh Groban, "Awake"

- Keith Urban, "Better Life"

- Black Eyed Peas, "One Tribe"

- Pink, "Sober"

- Cee Lo Green, "It's Ok"

- Lady Antebellum, "I Run To You"

- Bon Jovi, "What Do You Got?"

- Foo Fighters, "My Hero"

- R.E.M., "Man On The Moon"

- Nicki Minaj, "Save Me"

- Sade, "By Your Side"

- Michael Buble, "Hold On"

- Justin Bieber, "Pray"

- Adele, "Make You Feel My Love"

- Enya, "If I Could Be Where You Are"

- Elton John, "Don't Let The Sun Go Down On Me"

- John Mayer, "Waiting On The World To Change"

- Queen, "Teo Torriatte (Let Us Cling Together)"

- Kings Of Leon, "Use Somebody"

- Sting, "Fragile"

- Leona Lewis, "Better In Time"

- Ne-Yo, "One In A Million"

- Shakira, "Whenever, Wherever"

- Norah Jones, "Sunrise