NAMM 2014: Kevin Godley Interview - WholeWorldBand

New iOS app brings musicians together with revenue sharing      04/02/14

   QuickTime (MP4)  | iOS MP4
10:13 mins    

Kevin Godley is a bit of a legend. From his days with 10cc, then Godley and Creme, then a whole raft of amazing video direction work, where he pioneered many many new video effects and direction techniques. I must confess I felt somewhat innadequate while pointing my tiny camcorder in his direction, but he didnt seem to mind.

Mr Godley's new venture is called WholeWorldBand, an ambitious project in iOS app form (iPad only for now) which brings musicians together to collaborate via video clips to create new songs and arrangements. These are then remixed and added to by any other members.

With an impressive colection of seed artists - Ronnie Wood, Stewart Copeland, Passenger, Ethan Johns, Dave Stewart - the concept is to start a song with a performance of some kind in video form, upload using the Whole World Band app, then ask for contributions to the peice. Up to six elements at a time can be mixed together, with unlimited perumations.

If you start a session, it costs a small amount of credits - ranging from 89c to €5.99, but then you might end up with Ronnie Wood or another big artist actually playing on your tune. Mixes can be exported and shared with any revenue they generate shared back amongst the contributing artists.

The idea being that once revenue is being generated, everyone gets paid. Create a worldwide smash from the seeds of the demo - as thats what these mixes are aiming at for now and you could be quids in. Or if the idea of collaborating with some pretty cool musicians is enough - then go for it.

A neat idea, which requires a critical mass to start gaining momentum - so point your pointy thing at the App Store and get creating.

 

 


All NAMM 2014 News |  Videos |  Live Blogs |  Follow us on Twitter and Facebook
z

More From: WHOLEWORLDBAND

 


Tascam DR-10X and Senal ENG-18RL Compact Interview Recording Kit
$299.99


Moog Werkstatt-01: Moogfest 2014 Kit Analog Synthesizer
$199.00


More Videos

MESSE 2016: Audio Technica Releases ATM350a 

Updated ATM350 handles 10dB more


MESSE 2016: HEDD Audio New Monitor Range 

With Digital Interface Plug-in Modules


Superbooth 2016: Erica Synths Pico Modules 

Tiny footprint, big functionality


Superbooth 2016: Expert Sleepers Disting Updates and a New Module 

USB DC coupled audio interface in the rack