It is with a very heavy heart that we share the news of the passing of our friend and Songwriting Charity patron Rupert Hine.
Rupert was quite simply an inspirational human. A hero. As a songwriter, musician and producer his ability to draw out the best in people culminated in hundreds and hundreds of hit albums over a career spanning more than 50 years, always striving in his own words to ‘paint pictures with sound’.
He loved technology and was always ahead of the game putting artists and creators first - co founding OCL and developing tech that rewards creators fairly for their hard work and talent.
We have been fortunate to know you Rupert and call you a friend. Thank you for believing in all of us here at the Songwriting Charity and for your love and support over the years. We have such wonderful memories that we will always hold close to our hearts. We'll miss you dearly.
Our thoughts are with his wife Fay, his son Kingsley and his many friends all over the world.
We are beyond excited about this breaking news!
THE SONGWRITING CHARITY PARTNERS WITH TRACKD
The Songwriting Charity & New app Trackd partner to change lives through music
London, United Kingdom, FRIDAY 12TH JUNE — Music tech company Trackd is thrilled to announce it's partnership with The Songwriting Charity. Assisting their projects by providing digital music tools in aid of their mission to better the emotional health and wellbeing of communities through the creative, empowering and cathartic medium of songwriting.
Co-founders Nathan Timothy and John Quinn said “The Songwriting Charity is delighted to be partnering with the team at Trackd. We love the community spirit of the company born out of its rich history within the music industry. Using the Trackd app offers all those we support and work with an exciting opportunity to continue writing, collaborating, recording, and producing songs following our one-day songwriting workshops. We’re grateful to the Trackd team for their support, particularly at a time when the emotional health and well-being of young people and communities continues to be adversely affected by the pandemic and lockdown.”
Grant Tilbury A&R at Trackd Music says of the new partnership, “we are excited to be partnering with The Songwriting Charity and we are keen to start working on campaigns with Nathan and the team to get the word out there about the brilliant initiatives the charity are delivering. Everything from the anti-bullying ‘Bully Beat’ to the work they are doing with choirs addressing Alzheimer's disease are initiatives we want to align with.”
In order to celebrate the upcoming ‘Make Music Day’, taking place worldwide on the 21st of June, The Songwriting Charity and Trackd are running a joint digital campaign. Trackd is challenging its global users and people around the world to get creative by posting song ideas around the theme of #EveryDayHeroes. The aim; to celebrate and acknowledge people who help and support the community, those who deserve recognition. Trackd will be sharing all entries in the app and across social media.
The Songwriting Charity's Patrons: Sir Ray Davies, CBE, Guy Fletcher OBE FRSA Rupert Hine, FAPRS
Chairman: Mr. Melvyn Lewis
Registered Charity No. 1146228
Company No. 07719125
The Songwriting Charity Donations Link
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What is Trackd?
Trackd is the world's first 8 Track ideas studio in your pocket. Songs start here. With the app, you can Create Music & Collaborate as easily as sending a text. Trackd was created to remove the fuss from recording so the artists can focus on the most important thing - the song. We have built all the tools you need to discuss projects, write and record a great song with ease; swift multi-tracking nimble mixing, song notes, a metronome, and more. There is no setup needed - just hit record, and play.
Trackd’s fast-growing base of 300,000 artists in 161 countries is changing the way music is created globally…
Trackd is currently offering users free upgrades to their premium software to allow users the ability to make the most of working from home. It also allows listeners the ability to keep up to date with new releases and the ability to explore new music for free.
Download the app for free on the Apple App Store here - http://trackd.live/download
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Some achievements to date!
We were featured in the AppStore and Tweeted by Apple as the ‘Best New App’. Forbes wrote an editorial on the future of music collaboration and how Trackd is helping shape that. Trackd has been MIDEM Lab, WeWork, and SXSW award finalists! Grammy award-winning Dave Stewart from Eurythmics is an advisor and is championing talent through Trackdit.