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.
Get ready! Volume 8 ("Supercharged Sounds") will be coming out two weeks early... on Monday July 2!! The page won't be live until that morning. Cheers!
Amazing turnaround on the volumes. Amazing it is up to Volume 8. What can I say more than "thanks" to Kopper for the conception, organisation, orchestration, etc., and thanks to all the bands who make their music available.
Honoured and thrilled to be part of this comp!!!
The compilation sounds really great...very good bands and a supercharged sound! ;-)
ROCKS au circuit !!!!
Track list for Vol. 9 ("Garage Monsters") has been posted here:
Should be ready to go by Monday, Oct. 1.
Hey gang! Hope you've all had an opportunity to check out and download the latest volume of the Hideout Comp Series, "Garage Monsters"! It's quite a whopper, clocking in with 33 tracks and over an hour and 37 minutes! Those of you who are active enough here to qualify for membership in our exclusive GRGPNK Records group (gotta be a comp band member, zine writer/radio show/podcast DJ or post on this site several times per month to qualify) can get this sucker (along with the previous 8 volumes) for free, while the rest of ya deadbeats gotta pay for it... but that's no sweat at just $10 or less on the various download sites, right? In fact, I just spotted Garage Monsters over on eMusic, so if you've got a membership there you can go grab the whole thing for just $5.99. We also have it for sale in our Bandcamp store for $9.99 and it should be available VERY soon on iTunes, Zune, Amazon.com, etc.
Don't miss out, though! This is thee perfect soundtrack for your HOWL-O-WEEN shenanigans!!! And I ain't lyin'!
Listening to Volume 9 right now. It rules! Many thanks to the bands, Kopper, and Mr. Blickenstaff for the kick-ass cover!!
I had to resubmit the songs through TuneCore. One of them was in mono and that screwed up the process of getting them into the other online stores like iTunes & Amazon. So I had to re-rip the wav in stereo and resubmit. It should hopefully be in all the stores soon (about a week late). Ugh..
Here's the iTunes store link!
If you have an iTunes account ID, sign in and rate/review it! The more ratings & reviews, the more exposure it'll get. Thanks!
Yikes! It's HOWL-O-WEEN!! Download "Garage Monsters" NOW before it's too late...
Thanks Kopper for another great compilation.