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12-12-12 Concert for Sandy to be the most widely distributed musical event ever

The 12-12-12 concert benefit for the victims of Hurricane Sandy is set to reach nearly 2 billion people in more than 190 countries, making history as the most widely distributed live musical event ever, reports.

The concert is set to go out on TV, radio and the Internet. It will be available to all 114 million TV households in the U.S. and more than 400 million TV households internationally across networks and feeds in North and South America, Europe, Africa, Asia and Australia. It will be streaming on YouTube, AOL, Yahoo, Hulu and others, on services that reach more than 1.4 billion monthly unique users worldwide combined.

Performers for the historic event include the Rolling Stones, Bon Jovi, Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band, Roger Waters, Kanye West, Paul McCartney and more.

Event producers James Dolan, John Sykes and Harvey Weinstein issued the following joint statement: “We are proud to be able to say that this concert is already setting records, by securing near total distribution around the world. The massive distribution means that the concert will be available to almost anyone on the planet with a television, a radio, a smartphone, tablet, computer or Internet-connected device.”