Sixpence None The Richer, Tait, Audio Adrenaline, Delirious, Jars Of Clay, Nichole Nordeman and TobyMac are among the artists participating in a 13-song salute to the music of U2.
Sixpence None The Richer, Tait, Audio Adrenaline, Delirious, Jars Of Clay, Nichole Nordeman and TobyMac are among the artists participating in a 13-song salute to the music of U2. "In the Name of Love: Artists United for Africa" is due Jan. 27 on Sparrow Records. The first single to go to Christian radio is Sanctus Real's cover of "Beautiful Day."
Sparrow, a label under the EMI Christian Music Group umbrella, will donate a portion of the proceeds to the relief agency World Vision. The funds will go to the Mwakankomba Village in Zambia, Africa. To date, Sparrow and key retailers have made more than $50,000 in contributions to World Vision to support the village. Family Christian Stores, Handleman, Borders, the Parable Group, Hastings, Mardel, Berean Christian Stores, Musicland, Value Music Concepts, TransWorld Entertainment and Circuit City are among the donors.
In addition to the retail commitments, Sparrow will contribute 50 cents from each full-price retail unit sold domestically. Family Christian Stores has also committed an additional 50 cents per unit from "In the Name of Love" sales during 2004. Consumers will also have the opportunity to contribute funds through information provided in the packaging.