It has been about a year and a half since I started this blog about songwriting. I started it during the Year of the Snake as a way of showcasing and celebrating my songwriting during my Chinese zodiac year. If you are interested in the snake and my relationship with this mystical creature, read the first two entries! Even though the Year of the Snake is over, I will be keeping the name because I think the life of the snake is a good analogy to songwriting on multiple levels. Writing a good song makes me feel like I have managed to unhinge my jaw and devour something larger than myself.
It is now the Year of the Horse. Last year I featured a few “guest song portraits”, featuring other songwriters I like. This year I plan on using this blog/vlog mainly to showcase the talents of other songwriters. I don’t have much time to make these videos, and I want to hear more or YOUR excellent songs. That said, I am accepting submissions:
1. Please read and view the blog/vlog so you can see what the format is. The format includes a video as well as a written piece about the song.
2. I am interested in showcasing songs that have an interesting story behind them or interesting compositional elements.
3. Your video needs to be posted to YouTube, so I can access it easily. I am more concerned with good audio quality than good video quality, but please make the video as high quality as you can. The written piece can be about the inspiration behind the song, the process of writing the song, the compositional elements of the song, or all of the above.
4. If you have a submission, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with a link to your YouTube video and a draft of your written piece. I will get back to you as soon as I can!