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LONDON (Reuters) - The world's four leading record labels have lent hit tracks to an album released on Friday to raise funds for the Japanese Red Cross Society following this month's 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. The result is the 38-track "Songs for Japan."
Universal said it was handling the servicing of the digital album, while Sony Music would produce a physical version provisionally set to hit stores on April 4.
Featured on the album, available on the iTunes Store for $9.99, 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").
Participating artists, music labels and music publishers have waived their royalties and proceeds from global sales, and iTunes has also said it would donate its proceeds 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"
- 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"
- 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"
- Leona Lewis/"Better In Time"
- Ne-Yo/"One In A Million"
- Shakira "Whenever, Wherever"
- Norah Jones/"Sunrise
Reporting by Mike Collett-White; Editing by Steve Addison