$30 Million Raised, 40 Cable Networks Televised + 2 Billion to Watch Worldwide // 12-12-12 Concert: Music Royalty Rock Out for Sandy Relief
December 12, 2012
40 cable networks televised and numerous websites streamed the event, the proceeds of which benefited The Robin Hood Relief Fund and victims of Superstorm Sandy. More than $30 million was raised through ticket sales alone. The broadcast will be accessible by an estimated 2 billion people worldwide, according to the concert’s website http://www.121212concert.org.
Bruce Springsteen and Jon Bon Jovi, from New Jersey, and Billy Joel, long identified with Long Island, were on their second Hurricane Sandy telethon, following an NBC studio broadcast on Nov. 2 (though this time Mr. Bon Jovi brought his band, Bon Jovi). They were joined by Paul McCartney, the Rolling Stones, the Who, Eric Clapton, Roger Waters from Pink Floyd and Chris Martin from Coldplay.
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