EMI holds auction to raise funds for Japan

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 more than 150 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, THE CHEMICAL BROTHERS, DAFT PUNK, CORINNE BAILEY-RAE, DUFFY, KEITH URBAN, 30 SECONDS TO MARS, THE BEASTIE BOYS, MICHAEL FRANTI, TIZIANO FERRO, JUAN LUIS GUERRA, HERBERT GRONEMEYER, RAPHAEL, NORAH JONES, KATY PERRY, IRON MAIDEN, JANE BIRKIN, GORILLAZ, THE BEACH BOYS, DEPECHE MODE, GOOD CHARLOTTE, 30 SECONDS TO MARS, JEFF BRIDGES, TINIE TEMPAH, AND DEADMAU5, KYLIE MINOGUE, THE KOOKS, DAVID GUETTA, ANGELA GHEORGHIU, LADY ANTEBELLUM, BILLY CORGAN OF SMASHING PUMPKINS, ARCADE FIRE.

Some of the items up for bid are:

  • The last of an extremely limited edition of a Schwinn bicycle featuring the The Beatles’ Yellow Submarine artwork (left), never sold publicly
  • An Abbey Road Steinway Grand Piano
  • Coldplay singer Chris Martin’s jacket from the Viva la Vida tour 2010
  • Depeche Mode, signed Limited Edition Lithograph Print

EMI promises that 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.

AUCTION RUNS APRIL 5 – 21, 2011

Click here to bid.

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