Leading UK musicians are offering their support for a new charitable music service working to help children in the world's war-torn areas, War Child Music.
Set to launch in June, War Child Music has been given tracks for sale by Badly Drawn Boy, Travis and Spiritualized, with more artists donating music daily. Tracks will cost 99p each, of £3.50 for an unlimited monthly subscription.
With all parties involved in the project providing services at cost price, a staggering 70 per cent of profits will go directly to War Child's charity work. All downloads will be Mac and Windows compatible – AAC or WMA formats.
War Child was founded in 1993 in response to the Yugoslavian conflict and has expanded its efforts to war torn regions throughout the world.
NME reports War Child Music's founders include: War Child MD James Topham and former NME editor, Ben Knowles.
"We’ve been overwhelmed at the initial response to War Child Music and over the next few weeks we’ll be adding plenty more artists and bands to our launch roster," Topham told NME.
"Every track – and we’re after everything from covers to acoustic versions, live recordings, alternative mixes, remixes or simply unreleased tunes – will be exclusive to War Child Music," he promised.