For those of you who are new to The Muse and the regulars who suffer from short term memory loss.
A quick primer:
After a short sign up period, in which participates will indicate by posting on this thread, their desire of either being the "lyric writer" or of being the "musician."
The convener of this contest will then proceed to match up through series of accent and mystical incantations, teams of one musician and one lyricist.
Once the teams have been established, a start date will be announced along with the names of the teams, and the subject and requirements of the song for this contest.
This contest is time sensitive, meaning a set time period (4 to 6 weeks) is announced and a complete song will need to be written, recorded and posted within that set time period.
Role of the lyricist - to write lyrics in accordance to the announced requirements of this contest.
Role of the musician - to write, record, and post the song according to the requirements of this contest.
Additional rules and requirements can and will be announced closer to the contest start date.
Things to consider in this contest:
To ensure your spot in this contest, sign up as early as you can, we often end up with more lyricists then musicians. Sign up is on a first come, first served basis.
Communication and feedback is key in this contest, a good running dialogue with your partner will produce a good song.
While we have many capable lyricist and musicians on this site, we all have our limitations, this contest may not be the best time to put forward your envisioned grand symphonic Opus.
Some of us have time constraints in our lives, please be sure to work out a time table with your partner.
Please be sure you can dedicate your time to this contest, nothing is as bad as pulling out at the last moment or midway through the contest.
And finally be open-minded and have a willingness to take this contest in the spirit that it's meant to be, that is to learn and have fun.
Sign up is now open, and will run for approximately 7 -10 days.
Please indicate in this thread, your participation as either lyricist or musician, or if you would consider either role depending on the number of signed participants in either group.
If you have any questions or concerns, please PM me or ask them in this thread.