RonJonSurfer Posted July 5, 2005 Report Share Posted July 5, 2005 Live 8 Stars See Record Sales Soar Live 8 stars who saw their record sales rocket following their performances at the London leg of the charity extravaganza on Saturday are being urged to donate the extra profits to charity. The figures, released by British music retailer HMV, fuels cynics' claims that many acts played Live 8 to boost their own careers. Pink Floyd's reunion prompted a massive 1,400% sales hike of their 'Echoes: The Best of' album while Madonna, Joss Stone and Dido saw their CD sales more than double. Pink Floyd has answered critics by refusing to profit from the event. Guitarist David Gilmour says, "If other artists donate their extra royalties to charity, perhaps the record companies could do the same. This money should be used to save lives." HMV spokesman Gennaro Castaldo says, "Like it's predecessor 20 years ago the Live 8 concert is having a marked effect on sales." Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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