HAPPY NEW YEAR!
Welcome to Decembers issue of
'What's That You're Doing?'
Phew! What a year 2014 was!
Having had such a fun 12 months here at PaulMcCartney.com we thought it would be nice to end the year with a look at some of our favourite highlights. So, off we go...!
Paul kicked off his year winning five GRAMMY awards - a personal best! He also became the first musician to reach 10 million followers on the Japanese-based messaging app LINE.
Paul followed his GRAMMY win by being presented with a special one-off NME award for Songwriters Songwriter. (Not a bad start to the year!)
Paul began taking part in the popular #ThrowbackThursday Internet theme day on his social networks and we collect the photos together on the website HERE! He also began announcing more dates to his incredibly successful 'Out There' world tour.
Paul played his first live dates of the year in Latin America in April and we posted a new lyric video for the classic Wings song 'Band on the Run'.
The month of May saw us re-launching PaulMcCartney.com, Paul created an account on the LINE PLAY community and he introduced the world to 'Newman', star of his NEW 'Appreciate' video!
In June we published the fan video for 'Save Us' which thousands of you helped to make! PaulMcCartney.com also got invited to the Primavera Festival to talk about our work online with Paul.
Everyone went football crazy in June and July as the World Cup kicked off in Brazil. To celebrate we worked with Paul on an article about his concerts in the country's football stadiums. Paul launched a new set of stickers, on LINE, released his NEW video for the track 'Early Days', and began his summer tour of the US in Albany.
During his US summer tour Paul helped celebrate one of the worlds most iconic venues when he played 'Farewell To Candlestick: The Final Concert' unveiling previously unseen photos of The Beatles performance at the same venue - the band's last official concert.
Paul gave us a unique glimpse behind-the-scenes at the 'Early Days' video shoot where the blues musicians on set - including Johnny Depp - enjoyed an impromptu jam. Paul put out an urgent call to action to support the Meat Free Monday Climate Pledge as well as taking part in a new video to celebrate the campaign's fifth birthday. And to tie-in with the reissue of the classic Wings albums Venus and Mars and At The Speed Of Sound we published a new lyric video for the track 'Call Me Back Again' featuring photos of Paul growing up.
During a break in his US tour Paul sat down with PaulMcCartney.com to do a live Twitter Q&A in which he discussed the Wings' reissues and touring, along with revealing if hes a dog or cat person, his favourite candy and details on the last time he 'twerked'! We built a microsite celebrating Wings and launched a new feature on PaulMcCartney.com allowing fans to download exclusive music from the band! Paul also reissued his NEW album with a wealth of extra goodies!
The remastered Wings albums Venus and Mars and At The Speed Of Sound were reissued - the latest releases in the Paul McCartney Archive Collection - and we let fans download more exclusive Wings music! We published a new Spotify playlist featuring tracks that helped shape the sounds of the Wings albums, Paul sat down with PaulMcCartney.com and gave us our very own mini-concert, gave a songwriting talk with model Lily Cole for her Impossible website and throughout the whole of the month we posted classic photos of Paul with a moustache for #Movember! And if all that wasn't enough, Paul also gave fans the chance to join him (virtually!) on stage at Candlestick Park performing 'Live and Let Die' in a new app!
Pauls new single 'Hope For The Future' was released in December. Taken from 'Destiny' the song was his first written for a computer game. The video for the single featured Paul inside the game and we also got an exclusive look at the making of the video. For Christmas we spoke with Paul about his favourite yuletide memories, created a new video for the Wings recording 'Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reggae' and let fans download new colouring-in images along with a 2014 wordsearch.
So there you have it, a selection of some of our favourite 2014 highlights! Did we miss any of your favourites from the year? Be sure to let us know on the Maccaboard or your social media of choice!
Well see you all in 2015 with more exciting news, including how you can make your very own 3D printable Paul figure!
All the best!
3D printable Paul's coming in 2015...!