15. Dear New Orleans
Feautured Artists: OK Go, Tom Morello, Flobots, Indigo Girls, Blind Pilot, My Morning Jacket
The Cause: The Gulf Coast Relief
Buy Dear New Orleans on Amazon (MP3 format)
14. Mount Wittenberg Orca
Featured Artists: Dirty Projectors + Bjork
The Cause: Working with The National Geographic Society, proceeds go directly to creating international marine protected areas to aide in preservation of our oceans.
More info at Mount Wittenberg Orca (the official site)
13. Seven Swans Reimagined
Featured Artists: The Gregory Brothers, Derek Webb, David Crowder
The Cause: Oh Joyful Wings project in support of Susan G. Komen Foundation For The Cure of Breast Cancer
Buy Seven Swans Reimagined on the On Joyful Wings site
12. Chickens In Love
Featured Artists: Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros, Fiona Apple, She & Him, Dum Dum Girls, Cold War Kids
The Cause: 826LA: Los Angeles branch of Dave Eggers’ organization supporting youth creative writing and literacy. They aim to create opportunities for students to learn the importance of writing.
Local musicians, along with 826LA volunteers and students participated in brainstorming lyrics and songs to be recorded by these LA Natives.
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11. Red Rocks, Vol. 1: Carved In Stone
Featured Artists: Dave Matthews Band, Phish, String Cheese Incident, R.E.M., The Allman Brothers Band
The Cause: All proceeds go to the Preserve the Rocks fund, which is dedicated to maintaining Red Rocks and to keep it a world-class venue.
The legendary Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Colorado (with shows like The Beatles, Jimi Hendrix and The Grateful Dead) is a staple in American rock and roll.
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10. GIVE Seattle
Featured Artists: Ben Gibbard, Fleet Foxes, The Long Winters, David Bazan, Cave Singers
The Cause: Proceeds go to neighborhood food banks and Arts Corps, Seattle’s largest arts education organization.
More on GIVE Seattle
Featured Artists: Animal Collective, The Black Keys, Bloc Party, Bright Eyes, Thievery Corporation, The Shins
The Cause: Work in Darfur through Doctors Without Borders, Oxfam America and Human Rights Watch.
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8. Songs for Japan
Featured Artists: Foo Fighters, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Adele, Cee Lo Green, Beyonce, Lady Gaga, U2, Lady Antebellum, and many other artists.
The Cause: Raised over $5 million dollars for the Japan earthquake relief efforts.
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7. We Are the World
Featured Artists: Michael Jackson, Bruce Springsteen, Stevie Wonder, Paul Simon, Bob Dylan, Lionel Richie, Tina Turner, Ray Charles and Diana Ross.
The Causes: the original top-selling album proceeds went to famine relief efforts in Ethiopia. The charity effort was reincarnated by a YouTube collaboration, last year. Proceeds went to benefit Haiti after the devastating earthquake.
Buy We Are The World: U.S.A For Africa on Amazon
6. Dark Was the Night
Featured Artists: David Byrne, Grizzly Bear, Bon Iver, The National, Feist, Yeasayer, Beirut and My Morning Jacket
The Cause: Red Hot Organization, international non-profit dedicated to raising funds and awareness for AIDS
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