Well, it looks like ‘Winter Song’ by TwitterXmasSingle is a hit!
It was officially launched via Twitter on Sunday, 4 December and managed to reach #1 in the iTunes Charts later that same day. Not bad, considering the only marketing was done by the 140+ Twitter characters and their family and their friends and YOU . . .
On 9 December, with 1,380 sales of ‘Winter Song’ we jumped into the Irish Charts at #8. A great achievement, but we want to do better!
We even got a mention in Hot Press – now, how cool is that?
‘Twitter Xmas Single Tops iTunes Chart’
Irish Charity song created entirely on Twitter takes the top
spot, and is a strong contender to be festive No. 1 . . .
The Hot Press Newsdesk, 05 Dec 2011
If we can manage to accomplish all we have, in such a very short time, surely we can now climb to the top of the Irish Charts.
Your turn to get involved in #TwitterXmasSingle – please buy the single and help us get the word out there with your Facebook friends, your Twitter friends, your family, friends, colleagues and contacts all over the world – let’s get ‘Winter Song’ to the very top and at the same time help the Neo-Natal Clinic in Holles Street.
Bord na Mona Fuels are running a poll on their Facebook page asking what your favourite Christmas song is – get voting – VOTE ‘Winter Song’ . . .
Take a look at our short video showing the making of ‘Winter Song’ to get a real feel for the goodwill, emotion and cheer that is #TwitterXmasSingle:
You can check out more Blogs and video’s from the Twitter people that are #TwitterXmasSingle :
We thank you for your support and, with the tiny babies at the Neo-Natal Clinic, Holles Street, we look forward to celebrating our #1 victory with you – one, very small step, to help the future of Ireland . . .
‘WINTER SONG’, In All Its Glory, Has Emerged!
Arriving to The Westin Hotel, at 2pm on Sunday, 4 December, was slightly different to last week. Then, no-one knew quite what to expect and who, if anyone, would be there. This time, the Reception desks were unmanned and as you pulled open the door of the Banking Hall you could FEEL the excitement! The hard work was done – this was the celebration.
Thanks to The Westin Hotel, who once again, housed the 140+ twitter characters. We donned our Santa hat’s again and live-twittered over a cuppa with friends we’d only made the previous week. Suddenly a hush settled over the room. Everyone took to their seats, waiting with baited breath, to hear ‘Winter Song’ – for the very first time – as it was officially launched on Twitter.
As we listened to the haunting music, the professional solo’s and the heartfelt choir, you could hear a pin drop . . .
Until it was over – then, thunderous applause and cheers filled the room. Mixed among the smiles and cheers were plenty of sniffles and moist eyes as the crowd stood as one to hail our mighty leaders; Brenda Drumm and Ian Callanan for all they had helped us to achieve!
An achievement that is still snowballing; the charity and goodwill of the people on this island and beyond knows no bounds, as donations are starting to roll into the Neo-Natal Unit at The National Maternity Hospital, Holles Street. Who better to benefit, especially at Christmas, than our future generations . . .
If you were there, I’m sure you have already bought your copy of ‘Winter Song’ for .99c and if not, you can become part of #TwitterXmasSingle now, by spreading the word and purchasing your copy.
With YOUR help, we aim to reach #1 in the Irish Charts!
Available all over the interweb iTunes, eMusic, Zune, Rhapsody, Nokia, VerveLife, NB: AmazonOnDemand
Keep tuned to #TwitterXmasSingle on Twitter , for more on our wonderfully Irish, wonderfully charitable version of ’Winter Song’.
Your Christmas shopping list is sorted – you can pick up copies of ‘Winter Song’ for family and friends, while at the same time supporting a worthy cause – surely, you’d agree, the best Christmas present of all . . .