It's back, it's new and improved – IMW Cover-Undercover III, in 3-D!
OK, it's not in 3-D, but it is new and improved!
Everyone had such a blast with the first two cover song events, that we decided to do it again.
What? Cover songs?
For the benefit of our most recent members, here’s the scoop. Cover songs are not allowed on IMW, unless you own the rights or have purchased a license. But this has a unique twist. Participants create covers of songs posted here at IMW by other members. This will not be a contest, just a fun event for all who want to participate.
PLEASE READ THE DETAILS BELOW CAREFULLY BEFORE ENTERING...
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 submittion 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!
Procedure and rules (yes, we need some rules):
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, the event begins... well, NOW!. All songs should be submitted by Saturday, May 25, 2013. We will then post them on the “IMW Cover-Undercover” artist page, and they will all be revealed for the first time on Floridamusic’s radio show on Friday, May 31st.
To get the idea, visit the IMW Cover-Undercover page, and have a listen to the entries from the first two Cover-Undercover events. Links to the original recordings can be found in the song 'Info".
So, pick a song, contact the artist, and dive in!