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Coldplay Delivers Digital EP for Katrina Victims

Coldplay has rush-released a digital EP to benefit survivors of the Katrina disaster, a coordinated effort with Apple, Capitol Records and BMG Music Publishing. The four song compilation, called Fix You, will retail for $2.99 on iTunes, and all proceeds will go to hurricane relief funds established by the American Red Cross and the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences (NARAS). Meanwhile, Apple is helping to collect donations from iTunes users, and others in the space like Napster, Audio Lunchbox and XM Satellite Radio have also chipped in. On a wider scale, the music community has responded in force. A long list of superstar artists have become part of the effort, including Usher, Green Day, Dave Matthews Band, Rob Thomas, Ludacris, Alicia Keys, Diddy and Jay-Z. Those artists have either contributed directly or been part of a number of benefit performances aired by MTV, NBC, CBS, ABC, BET, and others. Now, the country is looking at a massive reconstruction effort, which will help to resurrect an American musical gem.