Brenda here with an update on what has been happening since we all got together on Sunday 11 November.
In short Ian, myself and other have been working hard behind the scenes on Holding on for Christmas and it sounds amazing.
Ian finished it and I heard the final mastered version of the song today and it sounds wonderful. I think you will love it, I hope that you love it as much as we do.
The artwork for the CD has been done and this is what the front cover of the CD will look like
Anthony Curtis @735songs is the very talented person responsible for the creation of the artwork which is gorgeous.
So what happens now?
Well we are working on the video at the moment. Ian is branching out and lending his talents to doing the video. We have some great footage from the Westin Hotel and from the other venues we used for recording the music and the pipes etc.
The song has been booked in with iTunes and other online music stores. But for the song to count for the charts we need you all to download it from iTunes or to buy it from one of the shops that it will [hopefully] be in. The song will be 99 cent to buy on iTunes.
We will have copies of the CD available at the launch for you to buy. These will cost €5. Now I know you are thinking why spend €5 euro when I can get away with 99cent? The answer is three fold:
1. Because it will be nice to have a CD memento of TXS to look back on and to play back in years to come
2. Because they will make nice Christmas presents for family and friends
3. Because the more CDs we sell, the more money we will make for Console Ireland, our chosen charity.
We still have a few hurdles to get over and we need as much media exposure and radio air play as possible.
The song will be sent by email to all radio stations in advance of the launch but it will be embargoed until the time of the launch on Sunday 9 December.
If you are someone who works on a radio or TV show or in other media then we need your help to spread the word about Twitter Xmas Single 2.
We are doing this for Console Ireland who do such amazing work. Many of us have been touched by suicide and we have read about the tragic deaths of so many people this year. We need to say NO to SUICIDE and to let people know that there are wonderful people like those in CONSOLE who can help and reach out a hand.
Hopefully Holding on for Christmas will raise money for their life-saving work and will raise awareness that they exist.
Come on board with us.
More updates soon.