Sony Music Australia's bushfire-aid CD release has raised more than $1.6 million Australian ($1.15 million) after selling more than 100,000 units in the two months since its release, Billboard.biz has learned.

Bruce Springsteen, Billy Joel, Midnight Oil and John Farnham are among the artists who donated works for the 35-track double CD "Bushfire Aid: Artists For The Bushfire Appeal." Sony rush-released the set in response to the "Black Saturday" bushfires which ignited on Feb. 7.

Sony Music Australasia chairman and CEO Denis Handlin tells Billboard.biz he is "absolutely delighted" with the public's reaction to the platinum-selling CD. "The support from retailers, TV, print and radio media partners, artists, composers, publishers and digital channels has been truly outstanding," says Handlin, who spearheaded the initiative.

Sony will present the Salvation Army a donation check during a function this May.

The cash package should bring some joy to the communities ravaged by the fires which swept across areas of Victoria, the official death toll from which stands at 173.

On Thursday (April 16), organizers of the historic Sound Relief benefit concerts in Melbourne and Sydney said the shows had raised more than $7 million Australia ($5 million) in support of Red Cross Victorian Bushfire Appeal.