As many countries now find themselves slowly coming out of lockdown to some extent, the vulnerabilities that full-time musicians face have never been clearer.
The future of the music community lies within remote collaboration. Though with the abundance of technology at our disposal, there’s still a void in real-time experiences when it comes to the creative and collaborative process of music-making.
In steps Real-Time Sessions, a virtual writing camp series created by the music community as a solution to strained collaborations during quarantine.
The online studio, founded by industry professionals Johanna Pirila and Sarah Harrison, enables creators to conduct sessions from remote locations using a cloud-based, digital audio workstation via the platform Soundtrap by Spotify.
Similar to the IRL process, a producer could work on a beat while a guitarist plays their solo and a songwriter records their vocal, all on the same canvas, complete with built-in communication tools, including video calling.
“This is the future of connecting music makers around the world in a remote recording studio experience; the virtual writing camp, live-streamed for the fans of this generation,” said Real-Time Sessions Co-Founder, Sarah Harrison.
The first-of-its-kind daily broadcasted series kicked off day-one one of its livestream sessions on Monday, March 1st connecting LA-based songwriter Edwin Arzu and UK-bred producer Dwy with Swedish
Accessible tune-in via Twitch TV throughout the two-week-long schedule of sessions from 4 pm EST daily, viewers can watch live, interact with session collaborators and even join in the fun while gaining a deeper insight into the business.
Participants are a global selection of artists, songwriters, producers, and instrumentalists from a wide array of backgrounds hailing from the USA, UK, Ghana, Jamaica, Sweden, and Italy. The inaugural group includes Edwin Arzu , Runkus, IQ, Sampsonbeatz, De’Jour, Saba Abraha, Che Earle, Gifted, Alex Wiley, 4VR, PuSh, 7Minutes2LA, BLVK HERO, Agbeshie, Zikai, Johnny, Jamila Falak, and more.
Ongoing collaborators and scheduling will be announced via @realtimesessions social media platforms (Instagram, Twitter, Twitch) with further details on a chance for other aspiring musicians to get involved.