Paul Blackburn Music – Original Music Composition


07.02.2011 (1:22 pm) – Filed under: Uncategorized

On 28th January 2011 I became involved in a unique project through the social network site Twitter. A very prominent twitter user @WH1SKS put out a call to musicians and producers to help him with a project in aid of charity.
The brief was to produce a cover version of the Rod Stewart classic Maggie May using Twitter and Soundcloud.
I was fortunate enough to be at home with a free afternoon that day and offered my services as a producer for what sounded like a fun and very different kind of project.
Many musicians answered the call and a few were chosen.
@WH1SKS kindly accepted my offer of help and @tw1tterband was born.
Within one week @tw1tterband devised a system for sharing their recordings with me and in turn I shared mixes of the song as it was being built up into a track and in this way we produced a song without ever having met one another.In fact the band members are located all over the country.
@tw1tterband was promoted tirelessly all week by band manager @WH1SKS who also project managed the band members efforts and liased between us all to ensure smooth running of the operation.
A week after it’s conception we had produced the single,a video and a blog documenting the events of the week.
The targets set for the project were to get a thousand followers on twitter for @tw1tterband,to get a thousand views on Youtube of the video and to raise a thousand pounds for Macmillan Cancer Care.
@tw1tterband has achieved over 1000 followers.
Over £2000 has been raised
The video has over 1000 views.

For a free download of the song click here.

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To read the blog click here.