I’m loving what James from Maps is doing on his blog.
He’s been releasing homemade mixes of music he likes for his fans. Doesn’t sound particularly exciting? I think it is – its a great example of a musician using digital media to do for their fans the same things their fans do for each other.
Anyone who’s a music fan or ever had a crush has made someone a mixed CD (or mix tape if you’re my age!) and being able to get something similar from your favourite artist is just great. OK, maybe not QUITE so personal – but I’m still loving it, especially since James is putting some context about the music around it.
Now… countdown to the next single…
Video for the new single ‘Let Go of the Fear’:
We’re doing a whole day on the BBC Internet Blog about BBC Mobile later this week. I’m not going to give it away too much here but the idea is to give you a glimpse into a ‘day in the life’ of the place where I work and, if you’re interested, will be featuring some stuff written by me.
I’m particularly excited because i’m going to be ‘Twittering live’ with users (possibly even you, gentle readers) and think this might be the first time a BBC staffer is doing this (not confirmed but I’ve been told this is the case).
Full details are on this link and you can also submit questions you want answered: