Paul McCartney Takes His Entire Music Library To The Cloud
HP will collect and preserve more than one million tracks, clips, photos, reviews and experiments in the process, which is expected to take about three years. Once completed, McCartney will have access to his collection from anywhere in the world via cloud-based technology. HP says that McCartney is the first superstar of his kind to digitally convert his collection in this fashion.
McCartney calls the new venture a “great thing, particularly when you've been at it as long as I have, because you accumulate so much. I have a large basement at my studio in England where I store all my post-Beatles stuff.”
He notes that in the current non-digital process, “we've actually got to bake my old tapes before we can play them” which is “a bit old-fashioned.” He says that “being able to access it at the press of the button is much better.”
As much as McCartney is taking advantage of technology, he’s also looking back to create something new, working on a new project in which he’s utilizing two tape machines that were once used to create tape loops for the Beatles track ‘Tomorrow Never Knows.’
Fans will have more opportunities to catch McCartney live this summer with two shows recently announced in New York City and a flurry of additional ballpark gigs in other markets. Allegedly, he’s also planning a collaboration with cartoon-based indie-rock band Gorillaz, which you can read about here.
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