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In its new edition, Band Aid 30, which aims to raise funds to help fight Ebola, dozens of singers such as Bono, Chris Martin, Ellie Goulding, One Direction, Rita Ora, Ed Sheeran, among others, participate. The song “Do They Now is Christmas?” It will be sold at a cost of £ 1 and a compact Hungary Phone Number List disc version will be released in three weeks. The music will not be available on Spotify or other streaming services until January to encourage people to buy it in physical format or through iTunes.
The first version of this song was recorded 30 years ago to raise funds against the famine in Ethiopia and artists like Sting and Duran Duran participated and 3.7 million copies were sold. A decade ago a version called Band Aid 20 was also released in which Coldplay and Robbie Williams sang. These kinds of fundraising music industry marketing strategies have not been without criticism. Some musicians, like Morrisey, refuse to participate because they consider it a selfish act of s elf promotion.
In 1986 the British band Chumbawamba released an album titled “Pictures of Starving Children Sell Records” in a clear allusion to projects such as Band Aid and Live Brother Cell Phone List Aid. Even in an episode of The Simpsons Krusty the Clown organizes several musicians to raise funds to get a boy out of a well but points out that first he has to do the marketing of the album and go on promotional tours.