Up to 15 Extended-Version songs from the Eurobeat Prime members will be included in a Podcast for the world to hear! Have yours ready by February 28th 2009, and join the fray!
February 28th, 11:59 PM, your time zone. Meaning, in PST I'll have to wait until the next day, February 29th. That should give all of you a sufficient extension in hours, right?
This podcast will be in two bits: The Nonstop half and the Extendeds half. PLEASE state, upon submission, to which you'd like your song to go, if not both. That means, when you email it to me, please specify in the body text if you're okay with it being in both the Nonstop mix AND the Extended halves, or just one of the two.
If you'd like something specific said about your piece before it plays (EXTENDED only), please include a .txt file with your submission.
Send ALL files to my email address provided:
FAQ and PAQ (Possibly Askable Questions)
*When is the due date for all these?
February 15th, 2009. I'll check later in the day, so no biggie if it's not in the night before (this isn't school, y'know!)
*What'll happen with my submission?
Good question! Unless you specify that it should be Extended only, will be sent to our local mixer, Shinraikan, who will string them together tastefully. The extended will be played afterwards (unless you specifically request it only be included in the nonstop). That string of songs will then be published to iTunes in the form of a Podcast.
*Can I have a preview/the whole song on my Myspace, or should I keep it secret?
Do what you like! You own the copyright (unless it's a remix; see below for more info), so you could already have it on a CD for all it matters. The purpose of the Podcast/Compilation is to display what members of this forum can do. :3
*Can I submit a remix?
I'm not sure about the legality of copyrighted material in Podcasts, so... I'd suggest you at least have the original copyright-holder's approval beforehand. I do NOT want this to turn into a large legal battle with Avex, or ANY record label. *shudders at the thought of Warner Brothers or Disney bearing down on him like a torrential flood of legal pain*
*How long should the song be?
Anywhere between 3 and 6 minutes (we'll be lenient if it's a little over).
TIPS AND TRICKS
*Please make all vocals sufficiently audible. We know Eurobeat is notorious for "Misheard Lyrics", but part of that whole magic is that it's usually unintentional! Let's keep our vocals crisp and clear.
*Please, no MP3's that are less than 128 kbps. You don't need to deliver an insanely–clear song if you lack the tools to do so, but we'd rather not have some murky 8 kbps files in the mix, they'd be hard to hear!
*Your song file should be loud enough to be heard. We'll leave the audio mixing of all the songs to our volunteer mixer, but let's make the job easy by keeping it at a reasonable volume; not too quiet so it's hard to hear, or too loud so we won't hear much for the rest of our lives.
*Eurobeat, please. No Hyper Techno, Trance, etc. ("Flavors" of those styles are okay, as long as the style is predominantly Eurobeat)
*HAVE SOME FUN! Eurobeat's a HAPPY genre (most of the time), enjoy yourselves in the process!
Original Post wrote:This is just a totally random idea I've had... what if we as a forum (and maybe a few more musicians) put out our own compilation, even if it were just the one album? We could have MesdoramElder, Mikaeru, RainbowDragonEyes, Myself, DJ Bouche, DJ Command, and whoever else wanted in on this to come in, and have ourselves a cute li'l SEB knockoff.
Your thoughts. :3