Flood Relief: Artists For The Flood Appeal

If anything good can come out of the tragedy of the floods in Australia, it’s the show of national unity and purpose. This has been especially true in the arts. The music calendar is filled with a plethora of benefit shows and concerts and the record industry has stepped up as well. Here is what Sony Music had to say about their contribution.

Sony Music will release the 3CD set Flood Relief to raise money for Australia’s flood victims. In 2009, following the Victorian bushfires, Sony was quick to release ‘Bushfire AID – Artists for the Bushfire Appeal’ and raised $1.7 million for the bushfire appeal.

Proceeds from the Flood Relief CD will go the Salvation Army Flood Appeal via The Sony Foundation. Amongst the artists contributing to the album are Guy Sebastian and Jessica Mauboy. “Through such devastation it's amazing to see the Aussie spirit as people unite to do what they can for those doing it tough. That's what this CD is about,” Guy said in a statement.

Jessica added, “I think all of Australia is still in shock – it is hard to understand the full impact of these floods, but we have to do something and quickly. Each artist has donated all of their royalties from this CD. Let’s help people rebuild their lives and get back on their feet.”

The project is once again driven by Denis Handlin AM, Chairman & CEO, Sony Music Entertainment Australia & New Zealand and President, South East Asia & Korea, who rallied the artists for Bushfire AID.

He said, “The floods in Queensland and throughout Australia have been devastating and affected the lives of so many people across the country. Sony Music Australia is once again proud to offer its support at a time of need through the release of this benefit CD – FLOOD RELIEF – Artists For The Flood Appeal.

“We have been overwhelmed by the response by both local and international artists wanting to contribute to the cause and our thanks go to all those artists and songwriters for generously donating their tracks royalty free. We also thank Sony DADC Australia for kindly donating the CD manufacturing”.

“The effect of this tragedy and its terrible toll on life, families, communities and property has touched many people both here and around the globe. On behalf of Sony Music and the Sony Foundation, our thoughts and prayers are with those affected, and our immense gratitude goes to all the emergency service people and volunteers who have so generously given in this time of need.”

The tracklisting for Flood Relief is:

1. Midnight Oil - My Country
2. Powderfinger - Burn Your Name
3. Billy Joel - All About Soul
4. Bruce Springsteen - Human Touch
5. The Script - For The First Time
6. Foo Fighters - My Hero
7. Train - Hey, Soul Sister
8. P!nk - Sober
9. Sting - Fields Of Gold
10. Lee Kernaghan - People Like Us
11. Keith Urban - Better Life
12. Savage Garden - Affirmation
13. Birds Of Tokyo - Plans
14. Grinspoon - Minute By Minute
15. Ben Lee – We’re All In This Together
16. Kate Miller-Heidke - Our Song
17. Jeff Buckley - So Real
18. Troy Cassar-Daley - Sing About This Country
19. Tommy Emmanuel – Countrywide

1. Kings Of Leon - Use Somebody
2. Crowded House - Something So Strong
3. Beyonce - Irreplaceable
4. John Mayer - Waiting On The World To Change
5. John Williamson & Shannon Noll - Island of Oceans
6. The Go-Betweens - Streets Of Your Town
7.  Bob Dylan - Shelter From The Storm
8.  John Farnham - A Touch Of Paradise
9.  Adam Brand - It's Gonna Be OK
10. Adam Harvey - That's What You Call A Friend
11. The Verve - Bitter Sweet Symphony
12. Delta Goodrem - In This Life
13. Pete Murray - You Pick Me Up
14. The Hollies - He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother
15. Tom Petty - I Won't Back Down
16. Jessica Mauboy - Because
17. M People - Search For The Hero
18. The Screaming Jets - Helping Hands
19. Melinda Schneider Featuring The Australian Girls Choir - Courageous
20. Mark Vincent - You Raise Me Up

1. Bon Jovi - Who Says You Can't Go Home
2. Guy Sebastian - Taller, Stronger, Better
3. Washington - Clementine
4. Alan Jackson - Small Town Southern Man
5. Tim McGraw - Last Dollar (Fly Away)
6. Hoodoo Gurus - Bittersweet
7. Daryl Braithwaite - Higher Than Hope
8. Tears For Fears - Mad World
9. Johnny Cash - Five Feet High And Rising
10. Human Nature - People Get Ready
11. Solange - 6 O’Clock Blues
12. Stan Walker - Choose You
13. Katie Noonan And The Captains - Page One
14. Amy Meredith - Young At Heart
15. Altiyan Childs - Beautiful Day
16. Lifehouse - You And Me
17. David Campbell - You'll Never Walk Alone
18. Damien Leith - To Get To You
19. Straalen McCallum - Sometimes A Prayer Will Do
20. Bachelor Girl - Permission To Shine

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