Our cookie policy

We have a new cookie policy which explains why we use cookies, the types of cookies we use and how we deal with the information collected. It also explains how cookies enable this site to function properly, how we use them and why you will not be able to experience the full functionality of the site if you disable the use of cookies.

If you wish to disable the use of cookies or amend your current cookie settings, please go to your browser's "help" section and follow the guidance. If you continue browsing without disabling cookies you agree to our use of cookies in accordance with our cookie policy.

Top Tags

Auction of items from EMI artists and songwriters raises $940,000 for Japanese Red Cross

We’re very proud to announce that the auction of exclusive personal items and memorabilia donated by EMI’s family of artists and songwriters has raised $940,000 in funds to help the Red Cross support people affected by last month’s earthquake and tsunami in Japan.

The auction attracted bids of $470,000 from music fans from around the world, a total which has been doubled through a matching donation by EMI. The funds will be used to support the Japanese Red Cross disaster relief efforts which are helping those affected by the earthquake and tsunami.

EMIfamily4Japan

The auction included an original Birkin handbag, donated by Jane Birkin and used by the actress and singer for many years, which raised more than $163,000; a 1987 Ferrari, owned by Daft Punk and used in their movie ‘Electroma’ which raised almost $42,000; and a diamante costume head used by DJ and producer Deadmau5 which was won with a bid of more than $19,000.

Read more on the results of the auction here.

Share |

Comments

One Comment so far. Leave a comment below.

Add Your Comments

Required
Required
Tips

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <ol> <ul> <li> <strong>

Your email is never published nor shared.

Ready?