This additional sum takes the grand total of funds generated by Sound Relief from the twin concert events and DVD sales to an impressive $9,080,672.24,
The initial sum raised by the concerts went straight to the Bushfire Appeal for distribution by the Victorian Government to people and communities affected.
The $1 million plus sum raised from the DVD sales will go directly to Red Cross to develop programs and resources to better prepare communities for disasters such as bushfires and floods.
Michael Gudinski's Liberation Music released the 4 DVD set on October 9, 2009.
"I'm delighted that the one year anniversary of the Sound Relief concerts has coincided with the DVD set raising more than $1 million. It's a fantastic addition to the money already raised," Michael Gudinski said.
"As with the concerts themselves, the release of the DVD set was due to the generosity and support of the music industry on all levels - the artists and their management, their labels and publishers, retail, media, suppliers and so many others. Their cooperation and commitment has ensured as much money as possible was raised. It is truly impressive to see everyone unite once again to produce such a significant result for such a worthy cause."
The CEO of Red Cross, Robert Tickner, welcomed the donation.
"This money is very much needed. It will support our crucial everyday work preparing Australian communities for future disasters, whether they be floods, cyclones or bushfires."
In recognition of the devastating disasters from which Sound Relief was born and to commemorate the anniversary of the Sound Relief concerts and all that they stood for - a day of music, entertainment, reflection, celebration and surprises - two of the live audio recordings from Sound Relief will be made available to air on radio for one weekend only.
The two tracks that will be played are the Hunters & Collectors' "Holy Grail" and Bliss N Eso's "The Sea Is Rising" - unquestionably both stand out performances at Sound Relief.
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