A track featuring Beverley Knight, Mick Jagger and Ronnie Wood has raised thousands for survivors of the recent Nepal earthquakes.
Look into Your Heart features soul singer Knight as lead vocalist with Rolling Stones legends Jagger and Wood on backing vocals and guitar respectively.
The track has been distributed by UK firm Horus Music and was produced by Pink Floyd’s (and the FAC’s) Nick Mason.
Written by songwriter Matt Clifford, it was recorded at Abbey Road studios and features a 100 person choir made up of Save the Children supporters who all bid for the chance to sing on the track at a Save the Children charity auction.
All artists and music partners including Horus Music, Specific Music, the All Stars Collective, Paul Pacifico and Haydn Bendall donated their time for free.
Thousands of tracks have been sold across retailers including iTunes and Amazon, while the song is also available to stream on Spotify and Deezer.
Nick Dunn, MD of Horus Music, said: “We were very pleased to be able work with Save the Children and the many partners this project has involved from across the industry.
“We were also pleased that despite the short lead-time, colleagues at major stores have been very supportive giving front page support to help the campaign as well as other marketing assistance, we are very grateful to them.”
Ronnie Wood said: “I am delighted that this recording made by us for Save the Children will help with the Nepal Appeal.”
Beverley Knight commented: “The terrible events in Nepal show just how vulnerable our fellow man can be in the face of nature. My hope is that the proceeds of this song will go some way to help raise urgently needed funds to repair homes and restore lives.”
‘Look into Your Heart’ is available for download now at www.apple.co.uk/itunes at a cost of 99p, with all profits going to Save the Children’s Nepal Earthquakes Appeal.
Save the Children is scaling up its response to meet the urgent needs of children in Nepal, many of whom are injured, without shelter and basic items.
A UK government-funded emergency medical team, managed Save the Children, is assessing needs and supporting local medical staff by providing surgery to those who need it most and our teams are delivering immediate life-saving help such as shelter kits and clean water.
To make a donation to Save the Children’s Nepal Earthquakes Appeal please visit www.savethechildren.org.uk, call 44 (0)800 8148 148 or text DONATE5 to 70008 to give £5.Music Business Worldwide