Yes, it's back again, by popular demand - IMW's Cover-Undercover. Now that the holidays are behind us, we thought it would be a good time to fire up our studios for CU6! Many of you know about our Cover-Undercover events, but for the benefit of our newer members, here's the scoop.
IMW Cover-Undercover is a cover song event, with a unique twist. Cover songs are not allowed on IMW, unless you own the rights or have purchased a license. But for these events participants create covers of songs posted here at IMW by other members. It's not a contest, just a fun event for all who wish to participate.
PLEASE READ THE DETAILS BELOW CAREFULLY BEFORE PARTICIPATING...
There are three simple steps to participate in the event;
1) Pick a song written, recorded, and posted at Indie Music Works by one of our members that you would like to cover.
2) Contact that member, and ask their permission to cover the song for the event. If they approve, e-mail a copy of the approval to undercover at indiemusicworks.com. We must receive a copy of the original artist’s approval, or your submission will not be accepted. It is entirely up to the original artist whether or not to allow a cover to be created.
3) Put your creativity to work!
Here are the details:
Record your own version of the song, and send an mp3 of the finished product to undercover at indiemusicworks.com. Well, OK. The admins will know too, but we're not talking.
The original artist may assist with technical details like chords and lyrics if requested, but to make the cover your own, he or she should not contribute in any way to the arranging, performance, recording, or mixing. You are welcome to enlist collaborators if you wish, to make it a group effort.
Officially, CU5 begins... well, NOW!. All songs should be submitted by Saturday, March 26, 2016. They will all be revealed for the first time on Floridamusic’s radio show on Friday, April 1st, and posted on the "IMW Cover-Undercover" artist page.
To get the idea, visit the IMW Cover-Undercover page, and have a listen to the entries from the first five Cover-Undercover events. Be sure to check out the links to the original recordings, located in the song 'Info'.
So, pick a song, contact the artist, and dive in. We'll see you at CU6!