Songs from Scratch
Try your hand at writing original music for the Songs from Scratch lyrics!
Record yourself, your friends and family, or your band's version of song lyrics written by Stephen Burt for MPR's "Songs from Scratch" project. Upload the digital audio file using this form. Keep it inspired by the lyrics, clear enough to hear, and clean (no adding swears.)
Selected songs will be featured on the Songs from Scratch project page here at Minnesota Public Radio's Web site.
If you have questions about this project, and recording audio, peruse our Songs from Scratch FAQ, and if all else fails contact us.
Be sure to read the details in The Fine Print below, then submit your .mp3 audio file using this form. Recordings received by other methods (CD, delivery, e-mail) will not be considered.
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The Fine Print:
You are invited to write original music (tune and arrangement) for the "Songs from Scratch" lyrics, to prepare an audio recording of the performance of that song, and to submit it to MPR ("your submission"). By providing your submission, you are affirming that the music, performance, and audio recording in your submission are your own. Your submission may be broadcast on the air, may be posted or used on Minnesota Public Radio Web sites, or may be retained for future use. MPR may edit your submission for size, clarity, content, or to meet file standards.
You grant MPR an unlimited, perpetual, nonexclusive, gratis license to use your submission in any media for any purpose, including broadcast, cable, and satellite radio, podcasts, and the Internet. MPR may broadcast portions of your submission and may use your submission for any purpose. MPR is not required to use your submission. MPR will retain first publishing rights to your submission. There is no direct paid or unpaid compensation for your submission.
MPR grants permission for you to use the "Songs from Scratch" song lyrics only for purposes of "Songs from Scratch". Any other use of the lyrics requires a license. For information, please contact the permissions coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org or 651.290.1199.
You may be identified on any use of your submission, including the use of your full name and location. The personally identifying contact information you provide here will not be sold, shared, or used for purposes other than to contact you about your submission, and except to communicate with you about Minnesota Public Radio programs and activities if you chose "Yes" above.
You must be 13 or older to submit any information to Minnesota Public Radio. Audio received by other methods (CD, delivery, e-mail) will not be considered.