As you may already know, Nashville is one of 175 or so cities around the world hosting a Twestival, which is either a worldwide tweet-up or a lot of simultaneous tweet-ups, depending on how you look at it. The purpose of the Feb. 12 event, aside from the social aspect, is to raise money for charity: water, a "non-profit bringing clean and safe drinking water to people in developing nations."
Musicians, there's also a chance to get your music out in front of an audience and also do a good turn. The musical portion of the fest(s), Twestival.fm, is
now looking for artists, musicians and labels using Twitter who would like to give something back to the community and donate a track. You'll be helping raise money for a good cause and promoting your music to an audience of tens of thousands. We also expect international press attention and plenty of buzz in the Twitterverse.
All donated tracks will be made available to stream and download for free via the Twestival.fm player (powered by SoundCloud). The player will be available to the general public from 5th to 19th February. Visitors to the Twestival.fm site are asked to leave a voluntary donation or 'tip' (using Tipjoy) in a Radiohead-style 'pay what you want' manner. All tips will be given in full to Charity:Water and the most generous tippers listed on the site.
Bloc Party, Imogen Heap and Fujiya & Miyagi are among the artists who've already donated tracks, so it's not like it'll just be your band and a bunch of MySpace wannabes. Did that say this starts streaming tomorrow? It sure did. If you decide to do it, let us know.