CALLING ALL INDIGENOUS STUDENT SONGWRITERS & MUSICIANS!
~ We are now accepting songwriter submissions for our ~
Phase II North American Indigenous Music Project!
(musicians, stand by – you are next!)
WHAT’S THIS PROJECT ABOUT?
We bring people together through music.
All Indigenous student songwriters and musicians up to 24 years of age within the borders of North America are invited to audition for the project. Participants will:
- Be introduced to talented young Indigenous artists from other tribes
- Record an original song using virtual audio production technologies (we will help!)
- Learn about some cool music & audio production stuff
- Be featured in a music video for the world to see!
All participating artists will receive an awesome celebrated studio microphone:
sE Electronics sE X1S with shock mount, pop filter, and mic cable!
In our safe, secure online environment, participants will get to know each other and create inter-tribal bonds. We have created an experience where support and healing may occur. Students will learn valuable skills and work with NAMMY-winning musician, singer/songwriter and producer Wade Fernandez (Menominee tribe) to produce an original song. We provide the equipment and help you use it, you provide the talent! The finished song will be distributed on popular streaming services while the music video will be published for public view on our YouTube Channel. This project will bring joy and healing, promote Indigenous cultures and music to the world, and provide a platform from which talented young musicians – like you – may be seen & heard. Music is medicine.
HOW DO I SUBMIT A SONG?
Are you an Indigenous student artist up to 24 years old located within the borders of North America? If so…
- Record an original song that you own the rights to and save it as an mp3 audio file using the following format: first name.last name.song name.mp3
(Example of Bill Lord’s song called, “My Nebula” – bill.lord.mynebula.mp3
- Compose an email and in the body of the email, include your name, age, and tribe
- Send the email with the mp3 attached to email@example.com, and title the subject of the email, “Phase II Song Submission“
The main style of your song can be anything – from rock, to country, to traditional, to electronic, to jazz – you name it! However, we would like to hear an Indigenous influence in the song you submit. Once we receive a song we would like to record, we will be in touch with additional information – so don’t delay!
After we select a song, we will then put out a call to audition Musicians who will be invited to play on the recording!
Please keep an eye on our website and social media sites for additional information, developing timelines, and other news pertaining to the status of our project.
A HUGE NOD OF THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS
AudioMovers/Abbey Road Studios
Nora Roberts Foundation
ANOTHER NOD OF THANKS TO OUR COLLABORATING PARTNERS and ASSOCIATES
Aspen Institute Center for Native American Youth
George Mason University School of Law Arts and Entertainment Advocacy Clinic
Harvard Law School’s Recording Artist Project Clinic
Mostyn Marketing Group
Native American Community Academy
Penn State Law’s Arts, Sports, & Entertainment Law Clinic
University of New Mexico Organization, Information, & Learning Sciences
MORE THANKS TO OUR VOLUNTEER SUBJECT MATTER EXPERTS
Dr. James Honeycutt
Dr. Kelly Laurila
Dr. Damien Sanchez
SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR BOARD MEMBERS
Dr. Jan Dommerholt
Dr. Jonathan Cresci
Anpao Duta Flying Earth