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Apple, Imagine Dragons release charity single to help refugees

by Killian Bell | October 13, 2015October 13, 2015 5:09 am PDT


Apple has teamed up with Imagine Dragons and the One4 Project to release a new charity single that hopes to raise money for the UN Refugee Agency. The single is titled “I Was Me” and is available now, with all proceeds going to the refugee crisis in Europe.

SAP, the German company supporting One4, has also confirmed it will donate 10 cents each for the first 5 million singles sold, while Apple has been taking donations to the American Red Cross since mid-September.

The mission of this single isn’t just to raise money, the group says, but also to raise awareness of the refugee crisis on an international scale.

“The refugee crisis is incredibly urgent in terms of the number of vulnerable people being affected every single day,” said Dan Reynolds, lead singer of Imagine Dragons. “As a band we wanted to get involved and decided to partner with SAP and Apple to try and make a difference.”

“Whether it is by downloading this track or by other means, we hope people everywhere recognize the severity of the situation and find a way to assist these families in desperate need.”

“I Was Me” can be purchased from iTunes now, priced at $1.29.

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Killian Bell

Killian Bell is a 20-something technology journalist based in a tiny town in England. He has an obsession with that little company in Cupertino...