I Am The One in Ten - A compilation album with a real story
Last updated on 04 March 2016
“I’m so happy that Chris Martin has given this his blessing, with Coldplay on board, at last we have a real chance to get through to government now…this album could be a game changer.”
Eddy Temple-Morris, British Tinnitus Association (BTA) Ambassador, DJ, Producer, Presenter talks about his exciting new tinnitus awareness raising project:
One in 1.2 million people per year badly burn themselves on a firework, and the government have spent millions on public information advertising, yet one in ten people has tinnitus, and the government have never spent a single penny on awareness.
We need to get through to the government that it's not just musicians and soldiers that get tinnitus, it’s every layer of society, and we want to reflect this by putting together a compilation album where every single person involved has tinnitus. If we can open the government’s eyes to this, then we’ll have a fighting chance of support in awareness, maybe even a ‘Charly Says’ public information film, and a much better chance of funding towards finding a cure.
The project will be a downloadable, and hopefully, physical album with tracks donated from artists with tinnitus. Every track on this album will have been donated by musicians, producers, DJs, all of whom have tinnitus. Bands (with at least one person living with tinnitus) but also the person who designs the cover, the one that sequences and masters the record, the promotions person, marketing person, at least one of the guys at the record label, the publisher, the TV plugger, an artist manager, the person who writes the label copy, the journalist who writes a review, all the way through to the postman who delivers it, each person involved will have tinnitus. The aim is to raise awareness of the condition, how it can affect anyone, and to raise funds for the BTA.
We’ve had some incredible support from some of the biggest artists in the world, right through to some of underground electronic dance music’s leading lights, plus lawyers, writers, pluggers, managers, DJs from radio and clubs, studios and an army of helpers, all of whom have tinnitus.
Songs pledged for ‘I am the One in Ten’ by number one hit artists:
- Coldplay - An exclusive, unreleased remix by Mirror City
- Black Eyed Peas - An Adam Freeland produced bomb
- DJ Fresh - A rare remix by Sub Focus
- Embrace - An unreleased exclusive remix of one of their hits
Rare or exclusive tracks pledged by:
- ADAM F
- ENTER SHIKARI
- X-PRESS 2
- LONDON ELEKTRICITY
- DC BREAKS
- ALEX METRIC
- THE COOPER TEMPLE CLAUSE
- DRUMSOUND AND BASSLINE SMITH
- 2BAD MICE
- DEADLY AVENGER
- FREQ NASTY
- BENIN CITY
Further support or possible tracks pledged by:
- CHRIS COCO
- SHOCK ONE
- THE STRONGROOM STUDIOS AND MASTERING
- HOSPITAL RECORDS
- WALL OF SOUND
The important bit:
As this idea spreads, and press is generated, more artists will come on board. It already looks like it could be a double album. The double could become a triple.
The CD would be a beautiful possession, a self-help guide, advice from every artist on how they cope…
But for this to be given the best possible chance, I need a record label to put this out. But for the idea to work, the label boss, or my contact there, has to have tinnitus. We’ve had several smaller labels offer their support, for which we are hugely grateful. What would be great is if somebody at a big record label sees this and pledges their support.
The aim is to raise awareness of the condition, how it can affect anyone, and to raise funds for the BTA.