EMI Group has its rallied artists and songwriters to donate items for a massive eBay auction to raise funds for the Japanese Red Cross disaster relief efforts to help those affected by last month’s earthquake and tsunami. The multi-national music company will also match all funds raised from the "EMI Family 4 Japan" auction up to a maximum of one million euros ($1,392,182.64 CAD).
While the first phase of the auction featuring more than 200 items ends tomorrow (April 15), a second auction is already underway (ending April 21). Some of the very cool items up for bid include a 1987 Ferrari 412 as featured in Daft Punk’s film Electroma; Katy Perry’s cupcake trampoline from her current California Dreams world tour; a framed guitar signed by Coldplay and a triple platinum sales award from Canada for Viva La Vida; access to private concert rehearsal by Sting; three framed and signed prints of David Gilmour taken in Gdansk; more than 30 albums individually signed by David Bowie; a limited-edition Beatles’ Yellow Submarine Schwinn bicycle; a signed guitar from Norah Jones; the MacBook used by David Guetta to create the demos for One Love; framed handwritten lyrics from Brian Wilson; and a limited-edition Gorillaz lithograph signed by Jamie Hewlett and Damon Albarn.
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