Speaking at the Band Aid 30 press conference today to Yahoo Celeb and the UK press, Sir Bob confirmed alongside Midge Ure that the single will be recorded November 15 and released November 17.
However, much like Taylor Swift, who pulled all of her back catalogue from music streaming service Spotify last week, the 63-year-old activist confirmed the track WON’T be available on that platform in a bid to maximize profits.
He said: “It won’t be available on Spotify until January. I’m a Taylor Swiftian.”
The single will instead only be available to download for 99p or buy in physical form for £4.
Money raised from the will go toward helping fight the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. Speaking of the single, Sir Bob urged the public to buy the track, even if they don’t like the song or the artists on it.
He said: “It really doesn’t matter if you hate this song or you don’t like the artists on the song, you have to buy this thing.
“The sleeve will be a unique artwork by Tracey Emin. I really urge everyone. Don’t [illegally] download it, don’t look at it on YouTube, it’s a couple of quid. It’s a great thing to do at Christmas.”
Artists so far confirmed include Adele, One Direction, Emeli Sande, Ed Sheeran, Bastille, Sam Smith, Florence Welch, and Olly Murs.
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