Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Band Aid 30 raises £1m to combat Ebola in just five minutes

The Band Aid 30 single has raised £1 million in just five minutes. Organiser and co-writer Bob Geldof admits the pre-release demand for the reworked version of ‘Do They Know It’s Christmas Time?’ – which was debuted during ‘The X Factor’ results show on Sunday, November 16, 2014 has been ‘bonkers’ and he is overwhelmed by the response so far. He told BBC Radio 4: ‘It’s gone manic. 

That’s the digital age. We promoted the single on ‘X Factor’, Simon Cowell gave us five minutes of the show last night. ‘Within four or five minutes of leaving the show we had a million quid. That’s extraordinary. ‘From what we’re seeing now from iTunes it’s gone bonkers. 

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