MTVN Sells Downloads for Katrina Aid

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MTV Networks Music Group is offering downloads of 26 live performances from the "ReAct Now: Music and Relief" concert Sept. 10, with 100% of the retail price going to benefit the American Red Cross and Habitat for Humanity.

The programmer is teaming up with online-music retailers MSN Music (music.msn.com), RealNetworks Inc.’s Rhapsody (www.rhapsody-music-service.com), Sony Connect Inc. (www.connect.com), Cdigix (www.cdigix.com/website/cdigix), FYE (www.fye.com) and Virgin Digital (www.virgin.net/music/digitaldownloads) through MusicNet (www.musicnet.com).

Included in the list of performances available: U2's "Love & Peace or Else," Neil Young's "Walking in New Orleans," Green Day's "Wake Me Up When September Ends," Trent Reznor's "Hurt," Red Hot Chili Peppers' "Under the Bridge," Rob Thomas' "Ever the Same," Beck's "Everybody's Gotta Learn Sometimes" and Melissa Etheridge's "Four Days."

“There has been such an incredible outpouring from artists who want to lend their support to the victims of Hurricane Katrina," MTV Networks Music Group president Van Toffler said in a prepared statement.

“And now, we're honored to partner with music retailers who are also contributing to this effort by providing some of the most passionate musical performances from our special to their online customers with the hope that more funds can be raised to assist those impacted in the Gulf region,” he added.

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