NEWS announces Sony Music album deal

Published on: 21st February 2013

Album set to debut this Easter 2013 featuring four tracks penned by kids on the site. has teamed up with Sony Music to release ‘Bin Tunes’ on 1st April 2013, a debut music album featuring popular characters from the BAFTA award-winning platform.

It will be available to pre-order from Amazon and other retailers.

‘Bin Tunes’ features tracks including ‘The Great Bin Weevils’, ‘So Much Better with Two’ and ‘Splosh the Dosh’, bringing popular characters like Tink, Clott and Posh to life. has offered its fanbase of 20 million registered users the opportunity to pen the lyrics of four tracks on the album. As well as earning a song-writing credit, four lucky winners will spend a day at a London studio with a top music producer. Over 35,000 lyrics were submitted, generating anticipation for the album release.

‘Bin Tunes’ celebrates the ethos of the digital social platform, where much of the creativity is driven by kids themselves. It includes tracks written by kids, sung by kids and has an album cover voted for by kids, giving them ownership of an album they have helped create. Eight kids have been chosen to sing on the album, from the many who auditioned.

Amelia Johnson, co-founder,, said: “We’re thrilled to collaborate with music giant Sony Music to create an album which reflects the spirit of, by inviting kids to contribute so substantially to its content. We wanted this to be an album by kids for kids, so it’s fantastic that we’ve been able to empower them with a say in so many aspects. The album lyrics competition in particular has generated huge anticipation, and the standard of entry was so incredibly high. Kids know their peers have written lyrics about some of their favourite characters, and there is a tremendous sense of pride that they’ve been given such a significant voice.”

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