CD: Music Helps Relief Effort
A CD version of “America: A Tribute to Heroes,” the all-star telethon to benefit the relief effort for the Sept. 11 attacks, is in the works, reports Reuters. Jimmy Iovine, the chairman of Interscope Geffen A&M Records, is securing the rights for the CD, which featured performances by Mariah Carey (her first appearance since her breakdown), Bruce Springsteen, Eddie Vedder, Sting and Neil Young, among others. All proceeds from the sales of the benefit album will go to the relief fund, according to Barbara Brogliatti, a spokeswoman for the telethon, “It’s being done as soon as possible. They’re working on it as fast as humanly possible,” she said. In other relief effort news, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, which presents the Oscars, has voted to donate $1 million to aid the victims of the attacks.