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American Red Cross to benefit from sale of American Idol Taylor Hicks' single

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MUMBAI: As the 'soul' survivor of US broadcaster Fox's music based reality show American Idol's fifth season, the Alabama native, Taylor Hicks, had signed a record deal with 19 Recordings Limited/Arista Records.

A portion of the proceeds from the sales of his single Do I Make You Proud will benefit the American Red Cross.For every CD sold, $0.25 will go to the American Red Cross, as well as $0.15 for every digital download sold, and $0.20 for every ringtone and ringback. The single to be released tomorrow 13 June marks the fourth American Idol single to provide financial support to the mission of the Red Cross and the people it serves. Sales of the past three recordings generated more than a quarter million dollars in donations.

BMG US president and COO Charles Goldstuck says, "It has been a privilege these past three years to support the American Red Cross in their fundraising efforts and on behalf of the RCA Music Group and 19 Entertainment we are proud of our association with them.

"With an active hurricane season predicted, what better time to continue support of their enormous efforts and everything they stand for."19 Entertainment's Simon Fuller says, "Great traditions are meant to be extended. It's been a wonderful experience working with the American Red Cross over the years and 19 Entertainment is proud to continue helping those who need their services the most."

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