Katrina- The Musical Community Responds
As it usually does, the music industry is in full-force raising money for the victims of hurricane Katrina. These are the events I've heard about and you can feel free to add additional ones in the comments
- "Good Morning America" in Bryant Park - Country singers Brooks and Dunn performed in Bryant Park for "Good Morning America." Kix Brooks, a Lousiana native, urged listeners to "kick in and donate what they can" to the hurricane victims.
- Red Rocks Benefit - the Dave Matthews Band will be holding a benifit concert at the Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Denver on September 12.
- ReAct Now: Music & Relief - MTV, VH1, and CMT will be airing a two hour relief benefit concert special with a mixture of live and taped performances from over 30 artists. The will air commercial-free on September 10th simultaneously across MTV, VH1, CMT, MTV2, VH1 Classic and mtvU, as well as on the broadband online channels MTV Overdrive and VSpot.
- "A Concert for Hurricane Relief" - NBC, MSNBC and CNBC aired a relief concert on Friday featuring Tim McGraw, Harry Connick Jr., and Wynton Marsalis among others.
- Higher Ground Hurricane Relief Concert - Marsalis will also be headlining in a Sept 17th benifit concert at New York's Rose Theater. The event will be recorded and relased on a CD the proceeds from which will go the the relief effort.
- S.O.S. Save OurSelves - The rap/hip-hop community will be holding a telethon on BET on Sept. 9. The event will feature a variety of hip-hop artists including "Juvenile" who lost a house in New Orleans and still has family members who not yet been located.
- Download to Donate - Digital music giant Napster has launched a program in which it's members can download a pre-packaged set of 15 songs with 100% of the profits going to the Red Cross. The compilation includes "Walking to New Orleans" by Fats Domino who was still missing at the time of Napster's press release but has since been rescued from his home.