Music Legends George Michael and Joe Cocker OBE Collaborate with Philips to Raise Money for Nordoff Robbins

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Nordoff Robbins and Philips today announced pop sensation George Michael and rock legend Joe Cocker’s support for music therapy charity Nordoff Robbins. Both artists have teamed up with Philips to make unique Wireless Music Centers which will be auctioned off in aid of the charity.

George Michael who to date has sold over 100 million records and Grammy Award winner Joe Cocker OBE have followed in the footsteps of Moby, Anastacia, Duran Duran and Kaiser Chiefs who raised money for Nordoff Robbins through Philips auctions in previous years.

The items are being auctioned off on ebay between Friday 4th June 2010 and Friday 18th June 2010.

The Philips WACS7500 music can be loaded with 1500 CDs and stream music wirelessly through the whole house. It is not only signed and carries a special illustration by the artist but also comes with the greatest hits of the artist. Every Wireless Music Center becomes a unique collector’s item as well as the perfect gift for a dedicated fan.

Nordoff Robbins is the largest charity in the UK specialising in the transformative and communicative power of music. They provide and support a range of specialist services that encompass the depth and breadth of music, comprising music therapy services, music and health projects, and community music projects. Nordoff Robbins practitioners provide services in arts, health, education and social care sectors, working with people of all ages who are in need, from the cradle to the grave.

For more information about Philips please contact:
The Outside Organsiation
Holly Stevens or Ben Pester – firstname(dot)lastname(at)outside-org(dot)co(dot)uk / 0207 436 3633

Ina J. Kruse - ina(dot)kruse(at)philips(dot)com / 0031-2059-78434

Nordoff Robbins
Play, dance or sing – everyone responds to music. It has a unique power and Nordoff Robbins harnesses this – with all its emotion, energy, resonance and rhythm – to reach children and adults whose lives are constrained by illness, disability, trauma or exclusion. Nordoff Robbins supporters are behind every life changing experience in music that we enable. We receive no statutory funding and are heavily reliant on voluntary donations to deliver 45,000 sessions every year – in schools, day centers, hospitals, and care homes across the UK, and in our Center and Units. Every one of these sessions helps to transform someone’s life. http://www.nordoff-robbins.org.uk

For more information on the Philips Wireless Music Center go to http://www.philips.com/streamium.

About Royal Philips Electronics
Royal Philips Electronics of the Netherlands (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHI) is a diversified health and well-being company, focused on improving people’s lives through timely innovations. As a world leader in healthcare, lifestyle and lighting, Philips integrates technologies and design into people-centric solutions, based on fundamental customer insights and the brand promise of “sense and simplicity”. Headquartered in the Netherlands, Philips employs more than 116,000 employees in more than 60 countries worldwide. With sales of EUR 23 billion in 2009, the company is a market leader in cardiac care, acute care and home healthcare, energy efficient lighting solutions and new lighting applications, as well as lifestyle products for personal well-being and pleasure with strong leadership positions in flat TV, male shaving and grooming, portable entertainment and oral healthcare. News from Philips is located at http://www.philips.com/newscenter.

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