Today I was poking around on eMusic.com when I came across those Little Steven's Underground Garage Coolest Songs in the World! comps. Actually, this was the first time I'd even heard of them... I knew he'd been doing this "Coolest Song in the World" thing for years now, but I just didn't know they had been comped. Looking over the track lists on these, I thought to myself, "Wow, these are what he thinks are the coolest songs in the world? Hell, the bands on the Hideout have better stuff than this..." and that's when the light bulb went off over my head! Why not put together a comp or two or sixteen of some of "the coolest songs on the Hideout"? Yeah! These would be digital download compilations only (no physical CDs to get pressed since anyone interested in having them on CD can burn their own CDs themselves if they want). We could make them available here on the Hideout for free and even put them up via TuneCore on eMusic, iTunes, Amazon.com and some other online stores for a nominal fee (selling them there; giving them away for free here). Plus, the songs would also get some spins on our various podcasts... probably more so than anything on Mevio's Music Alley. All I'd need would be some bands to submit material... and there are already a LOT of bands here.
HOW TO SUBMIT SONGS FOR THE HIDEOUT COMP SERIES:
Please be aware that by taking part and submitting music for this series, that you agree that you'll not recoup any money from sales. These comps will be released under a Creative Commons license (Attribution Non-Commercial/No Derivatives), meaning people will be allowed to copy and redistribute the songs as they please, as long as they abide by the Creative Commons guidelines (no modifications or commercial use will be allowed). If you belong to one of the Performance Rights Organizations like BMI, ASCAP or SESAC, you can still release your work under Creative Commons. Read this article for more info. Also, regarding mechanical royalties, if you belong to the Harry Fox Agency (a similar organization that collects mechanical royalties for musicians and other copyright holders), you agree to waive your mechanical royalties for the track submitted. You're making this agreement with the understanding that it is for promotional use only, that hopefully in return for your song appearing on one of these comps, that you'll get some good exposure out of it, and that any money made from sales of downloads from Bandcamp or through eMusic, iTunes, Amazon, Napster, etc. being funneled in through our TuneCore account will go directly towards paying for the distribution of more of these comps in the future, with any leftover money (if any) going towards supporting the GaragePunk Hideout.
IF YOU HAVE SUBMITTED A SONG: Please email me with the direct link to your band's Hideout page. Send the email to firstname.lastname@example.org (NOT here!) and put the name of the band in the Subject line. Include the name of the song submitted in the body of the message.
Sorry I have to do it this way but I can't sort messages or search for shit in my Hideout inbox, but I can quickly sort the emails, search and find this stuff in my Gmail account. The friggin' Member Search isn't even working here. Fuckin' A. So please email me the info to my Gmail address... Just trying to keep everything straight.
count me in! i'll upload something next week!!
how about THE HANGOVER HIDEOUT for a name for the series??
Hey kopper! This is terrific! Thanks for the invitation!
I'll send you a track called "Peculiar Girl" from my last album, "Broken."
Hope it meets up to yer standards... ;-)
Okay, I upped you a track I just remixed just for you, Kopper...
AND I've included an MP3 for any of you poscasters that would like to have a listen and maybe even play it on your show!
all the breast
YEAH! Vote WAY OUT FROM THE HIDEOUT!!!
"Way-out from the hideout!"