A new app called WholeWorldBand is helping aspiring musicians to jam with each other and to (basically) record tracks with some of their favourite rock stars.
The app itself is free, but the way it works is that users purchase “tokens,” with prices ranging from $1.99 to $17.99.
From there, wannabe musicians can either begin their own original session or start a new one using tracks uploaded by anyone from first-year guitar students to the Rolling Stones’ Ronnie Wood.
Tons of big name musicians have contributed “stems” that app users can build songs around. For example, Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins recorded a drum track and Roxy Music guitarist Phil Manzanera has contributed a guitar track.
Users insert these “stems” into their musical creations and then brag that they wrote those tunes during a jam session with the drummer from Foo Fighters.
No big deal.
WholeWorldBand is currently available on iPhones, iPads, and Windows and MacOS computers.