Coldplay, Black Eyed Peas and more contribute to tinnitus awareness compilation
By Andy Malt | Published on Tuesday 22 January 2013
First announced in his CMU column last year, details of Eddy Temple-Morris and the British Tinnitus Association’s new compilation, ‘I Am The One In Ten’, have been announced. Put together to raise awareness of tinnitus, which affects one in ten people in the UK, all the artists (or at least one member of each band) who have contributed tracks to the album suffer from the condition. Amongst those who have contributed are Coldplay, Black Eyed Peas, DJ Fresh, Adam F and Embrace.
Says Temple-Morris: “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 record could be a game changer”
As well as the musicians involved having tinnitus, Temple-Morris and the BTA have attempted to ensure that everyone at each stage of the process also has personal experience of the condition, from mastering engineers to PR people, and a key member of the label team who put the record out (talks with possible label partners are ongoing, if any label out there is interested). I’m pitching in by writing this while trying to ignore the constant ringing in my ears. It’s hoped that this will help to highlight just how widespread this problem really is, and to encourage investment into research and awareness campaigns for it.
Speaking of which, Tinnitus Awareness Week this year will take place from 4-10 Feb, more information about which can be found here.
The full list of artists involved in the compilation, all of whole have contributed rare or exclusive tracks and remixes (remixers, of course, have tinnitus too), are as follows:
Black Eyed Peas
The Cooper Temple Clause
Drumsound & Bassline Smith