Apple has launched iTunes pre-orders for a new album to benefit the Global Fund, Dance (RED) Save Lives, Vol. 2
. The album is due to go live November 25th, and features artists such as Coldplay, Robin Thicke, deadmau5, and Bob Marley. People who pre-order can get early access to "Celebrate," a song by Empire of the Sun and Tommy Trash.
The Global Fund is a charity dedicated to fighting AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria. Apple normally only supports the Fund through (Product) RED
, a program various companies participate in that donates part of the proceeds from select goods. Apple has relatively few RED products however, namely a handful of iPhone and iPad cases and online-only color options for less popular iPods. Some attention was brought back to Apple's RED support recently through a collaboration by Jonathan Ive with Marc Newson
. Volume 1 of Dance (RED) Save Lives was released last year.