Soundcrawl welcomes audio submissions from composers, sound engineers, sound artists & tinkerers from every corner of the world. To date we’ve received some four hundred submissions from five continents, and brought the best of those pieces to the ears of music city. Our experience in producing this event has led us to the following guidelines:
Length: 7 minutes or less. (our audience is mobile, and prone to wander off during long pieces)
Genres: We accept anything in a fixed digital file, and try to cover our bases for the streams of activity as we see them: synthesis, music concrete, soundscapes & poetry. We also present video art, and are interested in interactive pieces/installations.
File Type: only .aif audio files titled LASTNAME_TITLE.aif will be accepted.
Video files should be h.264 mp4 files also titled LASTNAME_TITLE.mp4
DEADLINE: for Works is open until . Selected artists (”SoundCrawlers”) will be notified by and are welcome to attend.
RESIDENCY: there is no residency requirement.
FEES: there is a $5 fee per work submitted.
DISTINCTIVES: SoundCrawl presents the technical specifications of each work selected. Please provide information regarding DAW platform, plugin families, make and model of microphones, etc.
RIGHTS/PERMISSIONS: We produce audio compilations of every festival for sale to help offset costs. We also stream selected works online, and are developing additional avenues to make these incredible works available to an even broader audience. We ask for your permission to include your submitted works in these efforts. We remain committed to the livelihood of our artists through media exposure and commissions, but have found that the administrative costs far outweigh the benefits of managing and distributing royalties. (We tracked and paid royalties our first year and no artist was due more than $1 USD) If you are an artist with representation or an existing distribution deal, feel free to opt out, and we will honor your contracts by omitting your work from the compilations.