Sep 20 2007

Now Accepting Submissions Songs of Canada

FOUR ARTISTS WILL BE SELECTED


  • Featured on the the album, including full liner credits, contact information.
  • The album will be submitted to the JUNO awards as a compilation.
  • 'Songs of Canada'  will be distributed for airplay to over 200 radio stations (on request only) throughout North America, Europe, and Australia, including Internet stations; and review copies sent to major publications for review.
  • Winning artists will be supplied with ten cds.

 

Album Title

Songs of Canada – 2008 Anthology of Canadian Song Writers

Submission Dates

Deadline extended to April 30, 2009

What We Are Looking For

 

In Short – any song with Canadian

references will be consieer4ed.

We are looking for songs on any topic with themes of Canadiana. Examples for reference (but not limited to) are topics like a town or city (Hamilton or Muskoka), person (Bobby Orr or William Lyon Mackenzie), place (Rochdale College or CN Tower), event (Calgary Stampede or Terry Fox run), historical (Upper Canada Rebellion or Transcontinental Railway), local color (summer camp in Ontario, or Sudbury Saturday Night), homour (Canadian Winter or Black fly season), political (Homeless on the streets or Make it Green).

Submissions

Sonicbids or Post

Genres Accepted

All, Any, No Restrictions – We welcome and encourage all styles of music in all languages.

Geographical

Submissions accepted from anywhere on Planet Earth. However the songs must be written by a Canadian citizen or one with landed immigrant status.

Four Selected Artists Get

We intend to submit the album for a JUNO award.Songs in the Key of Canada will be produced into a CD as well as submitted to the JUNO awards. –  Distribution, Publicity and Promotion – 10 CDs to each winning Artist – 200 CDs will be distributed to * Radio Station Program / Music Directors * DJs * Senior Music Journalists and Reviewers of Major Publications and Websites –   International Sales Distribution and Global CD database through CD Baby – Although there are no guarantees, it is reasonable to expect the CD to get airplay around the world and reviewed in music publications and Ezines.

Producer

Brian Gladstone, who has been well covered since 2001 in radio airplay and publications throughout North America, Europe, and Australia. This is his first compilation CD. Visit www.backtothedirt.com to learn more about the producer's track record as an artist.

Fine Print:

 

 

All artists will be notified by email on or before Dec 1, 2008 of their status.

 

We will post the names of the ten winners on this web page.

 

Artists are responsible to have their songs registered with an organization to collect and pay royalties for tracked airplay. (example, artists in Canada should register their songs at SOCAN)

 

A Better World will not be involved in any capacity regarding royalty payments.  (Royalties are payable directly to the author )

 

All and total proceeds from the sale of CD's will be paid to Doctors Without Borders.

Submit Online

Frequently Asked Questions

Please read all the questions and answers below.

If you still can’t find the answer, then write to us with the heading of ‘NEED MORE INFO’

Q – HOW CAN I SUBMIT A TUNE?

A – Details are on our website www.ABetterWorld.ca

Q – THE SONG I WANT TO SUBMIT IS NOT IN MY EPK. HOW CAN I SUBMIT IT?

A – You CAN send a song which is NOT in your EPK.  After hitting the ‘SUBMIT’ button, simple instructions are supplied to upload a new tune directly to us.

Q – I AM NOT A MEMBER OF SONICBIDS. HOW CAN I APPLY?

A – Submissions are accepted online ONLY though Sonicbids.  You can apply for a 30 day free trial for Sonicbids, to evaluate the benefits, and then decide to submit. For a 30 Free Trial, go to Sonicbids. Note membership must be valid till submission date is closed. (Date listed on website) (As a startup non profit-organization we don’t maintain resources to receive packages, catalogue, track, acknowledge, maintain status of, forward to judges, follow-up, and more – all of these services are supplied by Sonicbids)

Q – WHAT IS THE MAILING ADDRESS FOR SUBMISSIONS?

A – Submissions ARE NOT accepted via mail.  Submissions are accepted online only though Sonicbids.

Q – CAN I SEND AN MP3? OR OTHER FORMAT? WHAT FORMAT IS REQUIRED FOR AN EPK? HOW CAN I MAKE AN MP3?

A – Don’t Know. Address technical questions directly to Sonicbids at support@sonicbids.com , or visit their website at www.sonicbids.com for more info.

Q – CAN YOU LISTEN TO A TUNE ON MY WEBSITE? OR LISTEN TO THE TUNE ATTACHED TO AN EMAIL?  AND LET ME KNOW IF I SHOULD SUBMIT IT? or LET ME KNOW IF IT'S WHAT YOU ARE LOOKING FOR?

A – We can only listen to submitted music. (it’s not appropriate for us to offer coaching or feedback prior to a submission)

Q – IS IT OK IF THE TUNE IS NOT RECORDED YET?

A – Then how can you submit it?

Q – CAN I SUBMIT A TUNE WRITTEN BY SOMEONE ELSE?

A – Anyone can submit a tune. However, only the author can offer written permission to use the tune.

Q – I HAVE A DEMO OF THE TUNE, WHICH IS VERY ROUGH, NOT MASTERED, OR NOT THE FINAL MIX. CAN I SEND YOU THE FINAL VERSION LATER?

A – Please send in the best product available, as each tune will only be evaluated once.

Q – ‘I'M LISTED ON THE TOP 30 CHARTS’ or ‘MY BAND WON A JUNO’ – HOW CAN I SUBMIT WITHOUT THE SUBMISSION FEE?

A – No can do.

Q – HOW CAN I SEND A MESSAGE TO THE JUDGES TO EXPLAIN SOMETHING ABOUT MY SONG?

A – The song is the message, and will be the sole means of evaluation.

Thanks again by your great interest in our quest to make the world a better place through artistic expression. www.abetterworld.ca


 

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