Thursday, March 5, 2015
(Cross-posted on the Google Australia Blog.)
Collaboration lies at the heart of Google for Work. It helps people work together and achieve great things; not just for work, but also for society.
That’s why, as Australia celebrates Mardi Gras this week, we teamed up with local nonprofit Twenty10 to raise awareness of homophobia and transphobia by creating a nationwide musical collaboration.
We went to a community day, opened a blank Google Doc, and asked people to help us write a love song. More than 1,000 people added their own lyrics, as did well-known local musicians Guy Sebastian, Megan Washington and the Jezabels.
|Google volunteer Tom van Gessel collects another love song lyric|
As the lyrics came through on the Doc from multiple locations and devices, Toby Martin, a local singer-songwriter, chose his favorite lyrics and turned them into a beautiful song, which he performed at the end of the day.
Watch the story of the collaboration here:
You can download the song for free on Google Play. For every time it’s downloaded until Mardi Gras ends, we’ll donate $1 to Twenty10 (up to $50,000)
As Toby sings, love is for everyone.