Musicians wanted – Part 2

A lot of the great music of our time has stemmed from the collaborations of like minded artistes.

Songwriting couples like Hal David and Burt Bacharach, Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel, Gary Glitter and Mike Leander and so forth.

Swedish producer Hakan Lidbo has released more that 250 records so
far (no joke), but this far not a single mainstream hit (though many of them have been floorfillers on clubs all over the World).

Maybe the problem is that he has always produced on his own? So how do you make the ultimate song? Hakan’s background, studying mathematical statistics at university, led to the conclusion that he perhaps needs more collaborators and from there the theory developed that the greater the number of collaborators, the greater the level of success.

The idea of breaking a new World record was born.

Hakan Lidbo invites anyone to participate, anyone with musical skills and a computer. The conditions are simple”¦ The label and artist have posted online two 125 BPM samples and producers are being asked to make 4 bars of music around them. Hakan Lidbo will then edit all pieces together into a new and innovative track with all profits going to the charity Amnesty International.

If you’re taking part, send in your real name, artist name and any publishers you’re affiliated with, along with the audio in WAV format. Download the samples HERE

Libdo also asks for an image, preferably in the same pose as the above image.

The full competition details and samples are posted HERE
All submissions should be submitted by June 27 2011.

Check out Musicians Wanted Pt1 HERE

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Phil Newall is 47, from The Wirral - he earns his living not writing about music nor playing music...though sorely wishes he could. He was fortunate enough to see many of the first generation punk bands when they played the U18's matinee shows at Eric's, Liverpool. As an attendee at Eric's he was exposed to punk rock, dub reggae, art rock, and all manner of weirdness; as a customer at Probe Records he was variously served and scowled at by Pete Wylie and Pete Burns - he has written for Record Collector, Whisperin & Hollerin, and Spiral Scratch and wanted to write a book detailing the Liverpool punk scene; however with 'Head-On' Julian Cope beat him to it...and frankly did a much better job.


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