Now that the holidays are behind us, we thought it would be a good time to fire up our studios for CU4! 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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org. DO NOT post it on your artist page. Only you and the artist you are covering will know what song you are working on (that's the Undercover part). 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, CU4 begins... well, NOW!. All songs should be submitted by Saturday, March 29, 2014. They will all be revealed for the first time on Floridamusic’s radio show on Friday, April 4th, 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 three 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 CU4!
Donating Members (January)
We’d like to give a big “Thank You” to those members who have donated to Indie Music Works in June. We are alive and well, due in large part to your generosity.
imaginespark, Texas Jake, KOR, Ricky
You make IMW possible!
Just a reminder for our members that copyrighted material is not allowed on IMW, unless you own the copyright for the work, or you have licensed the work. If you have purchased a license, proof of licensing should be included in the "Info" space when the work is posted.
If it was up to us, we would allow covers. But agents for the recording industry do contact us from time to time to inquire, and remind us of the law. We risk losing the site if action was to be taken against us. This policy is included in our Terms of Service statement available here - IMW Terms of Service. Thank you for your understanding.
The IMW Collaboration Feature
Hey Artists! If you haven't checked out the sites collaboration feature make sure that you do.
This feature will allow you to post collaborations for either private or public participation with other IMW artists.
You can also click on the "Collaborations" tab that is located on the home page and search for collaborations or for artists with a particular skill set that you need on a piece of music you might be putting together.
Go to your control panel then click on "Collaborations" and then click on "My Skills" and select your skills so that your name will be listed on any searches for skills.
IMW supports global collaborations and we hope this new feature will make it easier for the talented artists of the site to get together and create some great music!
Double Shot Sunday!
Every Sunday on the Indie Music Works streaming radio station we will be doing double shots from 12:00 AM Sunday EST until Monday at midnight. Catch double portions of your favorite artists. Requests are still available all day long as well. Hanging out around the house? Tune into IMW radio!
Thanks to you!
It's not big secret what makes Indie Music Works a special place. It's you, the Indie Listener and the Indie Artist.
A web site is only as good as the members that frequent it. So it's apparent that the folks that visit this site are some of the best people on the internet. True supporters and creators of Indie music.
Help us get the word out! If you have friends who appreciate excellent music then point them in this direction!