Peter Gabriel is the latest to tap Indaba Music, a platform that takes music collaboration to a new level.
So what is this partnership all about?
The collaboration builds a contest around “Games Without Frontiers,” a 1980 classic now getting remixed. But instead of creating the remix in a closed-off studio, Gabriel is asking Indaba members to submit their best reworking of the song using stems. The just-launched contest will last for six weeks, followed by a two week review period.
Actually, this is part of a much broader remix project called Scratch My Back. Gabriel is remixing songs from a number of his favorite artists, and the Indaba remixer will be part of that larger album. Down the road, a number of artists will then remix their favorite Gabriel tracks as part of a follow-up, I’ll Scratch Yours.
In the here-and-now, the Indaba winner gets flown into London to master the remix, afterwhich the winning product gets an official iTunes release.