Seeking Musicians Who Write
‘SongNotes from the Birds’ is a monthly music and writing collection for old souls. Curated by voice and piano duo Nathan and Naomi Bird, SongNotes offers recipients a tangible and genuine reminder that their favorite old songs and the significance behind them are as relevant as ever.
Each collection include four songs, each with an article to go with it, built around a theme that is seasonally relevant and appeals to old souls. The writings share historical, theological, and personal perspectives that enhance and deepen the musical experience.
What We Are Looking For
We have four spots available. We would like to fill these with four different artists (and their collaborators, if applicable).
The Selected Contributors Would Provide:
An article of 300-600 words.
A bio for use in our online and print media.
[Note that Nathan Bird Music will handle the licensing for any recordings of music still protected by copyright.]
Our Target Audience
Older adults (DOB 1940 and earlier) who prefer to enjoy life without the help of the internet. As such, they are less connected to family and community than they would like, and sometimes feel as if the world has forgotten them. They love God, love nature, love their families, and love to know that the younger generations value these things as well.
Fun memories of experiencing and creating music play a key role in our reader’s life. They particularly enjoy hymn arrangements, classical selections, opera, musical theater, and mid-20th century popular tunes.
Note: our online audience represents a variety of contacts closely connected with our target audience. Some edits to content are made accordingly as excerpts are shared on different platforms.
How it Works
The Theme for September: RETURNING
By Wednesday, August 19th, midnight CST – Complete this interest form.
By Tuesday August 25 – We will conduct follow-up conversations.
By Thursday, August 27 – All four artists will be chosen and compensation agreements made.
Recording and writing submission deadline for our featured artists will be within one week of selection.
Compensation for this project will begin at $100 per song/writing, with opportunity for increase and commission from sales based on experience.
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