Now Everybody Can Access Paul McCartney's Own Music Collection
Terrific news for Macca fans. The legendary musician has launched a music sharing site that lets his fans immerse themselves in his own personal collection. All of Paul’s music and media has been digitized (that’s five decades worth of data), and folks like you and me can listen to all the rare records he’s collected over the years, and both watch videos and view photos that only people close to Paul had access to until now. Check it out here.
The site details McCartney’s post-Beatles career in exhaustive detail. Minute information on all the concerts McCarney has ever played is provided, and you’ll also get to see all the albums any song of Paul has been included in. And links to buy them all are available, of course.
Need more? OK, what about the live studio feature that lets you remix Paul’s song? You can do that for free, and then (if you feel the results are particularly glorious) have them shared on the site for everybody else to remember that Paul is not dead.
And those of you who with the money to spend can buy a premium membership, and create playlists with your own songs. You can actually have them streamed on Macca’s own radio. Continue reading
This story makes it clear how much of a tool for instant communication and collaboration Twitter really is. It involves Erykah Badu (the Queen of Neo Soul) and Paul McCartney. The African-American musician was looking for last-minute clearance for a sample from the song “Arrow Through Me”, penned by the former Beatle and included on Wings’ final album “Back To The Egg” (1979).
In a bid to connect with Macca, she decided to tweet out and see if her luck was in, and if someone could connect her with Sir Paul McCartney. It turned out the tweet was picked up by Lenny Kravitz, who is friends with McCartney’s daughter Stella. She made the connection with Paul, who approved the usage of the sample on the spot.
Erykah Badu Gets A Sample Clearance From Paul McCartney Using Twitter
The Beatles In Their Prime
The Beatles (TheBeatles) and Paul McCartney (PaulMcCartney) are on Twitter… or are they? A quick glance at their accounts makes you realize that they are actually kept by a corporate team, much in the same way that Britney Spears’ Facebook page is kept by hired hands that also happen to tweet out for her.
Sir Paul McCartney
Something like this was entirely to be expected. But will it change sometime soon? Will Macca start tweeting himself? I don’t want to dash anybody’s hopes, but it is highly unlikely. While some starts and celebrities keep “genuine” Twitter accounts (Shaquille O’Neal and Ashton Kutcher spring to mind at once), someone like McCartney could never do so owing to the amount of attraction it would generate, and the influx of messages he would have to deal with. Continue reading