Published Apr 06, 2011In the wake of Japan's disastrous earthquake and tsunami, musicians and labels have rallied to raise money and pitch in with the relief efforts. This has brought us a surprise EP from Chad VanGaalen, a star-studded Thrill Jockey compilation and a Fleet Foxes test pressing, among many other charitable initiatives from the music community. Now, EMI has unveiled a massive auction, with all proceeds going to Japan relief.
The label's EMI Family 4 Japan Auction is live now on eBay. Among the dozens of rare and exclusive items currently available to bid on are Coldplay singer Chris Martin's jacket, Bat for Lashes songstress Natasha Kahn's stage costume, a tour of Abbey Road Studios, a day on tour with Simple Minds and the piano from Abbey Road Studios.
The are also plenty of signed items, including a LCD Soundsystem record, Coldplay tour poster, Jane's Addiction poster, Depeche Mode lithograph, Beastie Boys gold record and Katy Perry poster.
The auction runs from now until April 21. EMI has promised to match all donations, up to a million euros. We bet the label wishes it could auction Abbey Road Studios while they're at it.
Keep checking the auction website as more items will be added.