After a stay with Korean star G-Dragon, the good folks at Airbnb are bringing out the big guns by giving one lucky winner and three guests a chance to stay with Mark Ronson (whom we spoke to recently). At Abbey Road Studios. If you're a big music fan, this is probably as good as it gets.
All you have to do is visit the Airbnb listing and submit an entry telling them which song's recording you wish you had witnessed at Abbey Road Studios. Musicians who've recorded at the iconic location include Adele, Pink Floyd, Tony Bennett, Duran Duran, Depeche Mode, Michael Jackson, Elton John, Alicia Keys and of course, The Beatles. Why bother remaking the album cover for The Beatles' Abbey Road when you can spend a night at the studio itself?
The icing on top is of course your host, who's none other than the man behind Uptown Funk with Bruno Mars and Daffodils with Tame Impala's Kevin Parker. Like a good host, Ronson will give you a tour of the nineteenth century townhouse in North London, home to a few studios across its four floors. You'll also get to record your original track in the studio for the evening, with Ronson dropping some production knowledge. See his Airbnb host profile below.
The prospective winner should also take note of the house rules, which are as follows:
1. Turn it up to 11 - we've got good sound-proofing.
2. If you catch nostalgia, don't worry. It's not contagious.
3. No smoking near the piano.
4. If the phone rings, a standard "Hello, it's me" will do.
5. No matter what happens, just... let it be.
6. Don't go chasing pavements.
7. Leave your mark.
The contest is open internationally. Airbnb will fly the winner and three guests to London to stay at Abbey Road Studios on 15 October. To enter, click here.