The British music mogul will likely record talent signed to his own company, including Susan Boyle and Leona Lewis, as well as fellow “X Factor” judge Cheryl Cole and a number of top singers from the US, according to the Associated Press.
“I don’t know who’s available, but I will get a record out within seven to 10 days,” Cowell told Sky News, adding he was asked by Prime Minister Gordon Brown to help with the Haiti relief effort.
Cowell said the government may forego tax revenues on the single so that more money can be sent to Haiti.
Meanwhile, Cowell, who is leaving “American Idol” at the end of the current season, announced this week he has partnered with Sony Corp’s Sony Music Entertainment for a long-term venture to produce TV, music and film, starting with the U.S. version of “The X Factor.”
According to the Financial Times, it is a five-year deal wherein Sony relinquishes 100% ownership of Simon Cowell’s record label, Syco Records, in exchange for a 50% ownership in this new venture.
Cowell said in a statement, “I have had a fantastic relationship with Sony for many years and I’m delighted we are launching this venture together.”