The Fire Fight Australia live album has now raised $520,000 for bushfire relief since it was released back in March. Artists Unite for Fire Fight: Concert for National Bushfire Relief features live recordings from every artist who performed at the concert earlier this year.
The event took place at ANZ Stadium in Sydney back in February and featured performances from the likes of Queen + Adam Lambert, Alice Cooper, k.d. lang, Grinspoon and many more.
The album debuted at #1 on the ARIA Charts upon its release and spent 14 weeks in the Top 40. It’s raised over half a million from a combination of album sales, artists donating their royalties and physical retail stores likes JB Hi-Fi and Sanity donating their cut of sales.
All proceeds are being donated via Sony Foundation Australia, focusing on funding projects that will benefit young Australians living in communities impacted by this summer’s catastrophic bushfire season.
In recognition of their work, event organisers Geoff Jones (CEO, TEG), Tim McGregor (Managing Director, TEG Live) and Sandra Rouse (CFO, TEG) have been presented with awards by Sony Music. Amy Shark, who performed at the concert back in February and appears on the album, delivered the awards.
“It is an incredible milestone to have now exceeded half a million dollars for people in communities who continue to rebuild even in these difficult times,” commented Denis Handlin, chairman and CEO of Sony Music Entertainment Australia and New Zealand.
“Our heartfelt thanks again go to everyone involved, especially the artists and the Australian public who have made this album a resounding success. Our thanks also go to Geoff Jones, Paul Dainty and our friends at TEG, who without them, there would have been no concert. We also would not have been able to reach this significant amount of funds raised for those in need without the support of all our valued partners.”
Shark commented: “It was such an honour to perform alongside so many amazing artists at the unique event. To see the outpouring of love and support from people across the country in connection with the concert and album, truly personifies the Australian spirit.”