Auction runs April 5 – 21, 2011
Artists and songwriters from across the EMI family have been supporting the Red Cross to raise funds for the people affected by the earthquake and tsunami in Japan. Over the next three weeks, incredible auction items from some of the world’s biggest stars will be available to bid on to help this important cause.
Artists supporting the appeal include: Coldplay, The Beatles, Daft Punk, Corinne Bailey-Rae, Duffy, Keith Urban, 30 Seconds to Mars, The Beastie Boys, Michael Franti, The Chemical Brothers, Tiziano Ferro, Juan Luis Guerra, Herbert Gronemeyer, Raphael, Norah Jones, Katy Perry, Iron Maiden, Jane Birkin, DAVID GILMOUR, Gorillaz, the Beach Boys, Depeche Mode, Good Charlotte, 30 Seconds To Mars, Jeff Bridges, Tinie Tempah, Deadmau5, Kylie Minogue, The Kooks, David Guetta, Angela Gheorghiu, Lady Antebellum, Billy Corgan of Smashing Pumpkins, Arcade Fire,
More items will be added over the coming weeks.
EMI will match all funds raised from the auction up to a maximum of one million euros, so please do check out all the auctions.
The massive earthquake and resulting tsunami that struck Japan on 11 March have caused widespread destruction and suffering, relayed on television screens around the world. More than 8,000 people have died in the disaster, thousands are injured and at least 12,000 are missing. Many people are living in evacuation centres as 14,000 homes have been destroyed and around 100,000 are damaged.
The costs of the relief effort, and of rebuilding the homes and lives of those affected, will be immense. Funds raised will be used towards helping the Japanese people recover from this devastating natural disaster over the coming months and years
In the event that we receive more donations to the Japan Tsunami Appeal than the Japanese Red Cross, International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement can reasonably and efficiently spend any surplus funds will be used to help us prepare for and respond to humanitarian disasters around the world.