The Fun Music Company always turn towards our community of music teachers and musicians whenever we want to develop products for music education.
Right now, we are developing a set of lesson plans for Preschool Music. We have already chosen an expert writer for these lesson plans, and we’re working with her to develop a world class program of lessons. This will be a set of lesson plans that anyone can use to do a great program of lessons for preschool music, no matter how much experience they have.
For this, we require a selection of original songs, based around a number of common themes for preschool music lessons.
These songs don’t have to be complicated: we are looking for simple, effective songs that work for preschool children. They only need to be a few lines long – at the most one page or a single chorus and verse.
The songs should inspire and encourage the use of actions throughout and any ideas from the composer about the actions will really help.
The deal is this:
We’ll pay a ‘prize’ or license fee of $100 per song that we use to the composers. We need approximately 20 songs, so songwriters have the potential to earn up to $2000 from this competition.
Here is the important detail:
You’ll be giving us a perpetual, non-exclusive license to use your song(s) in our music education products.
This means that:
If you’re unhappy with that arrangement, then please don’t submit your songs.
All we require from the composer is the words, and a melody with chords.
We will have backing music created for the music, and get quality recordings made, so we don’t need recordings. If you’ve got recordings that you think will help us choose your song and you’d like to submit them then please do so, but we only need the sheet music. We won’t use the recordings other than to listen to them to judge the winners.
You can submit your sheet music in any format you like: PDF is great, or Sibelius or Finale format is fine. Even if you hand write your song on the back of a napkin and scan it in that will be just fine!
We will optionally provide additional publicity for the winning song writers with a blog post on funmusicco.com and exposure in our monthly ezine.
Here is the list of themes for the songs:
Shapes (circle,square, triangle)
Colors (the basic 8 only)
Days of the week
My Body (head shoulders knees toes arms, hands fingers legs feet
Community helpers (fireman,policeman, doctors etc)
Farm yard animals
Months of the year
Sun & moon/day &night
Positional words (hi,low front,back,here,there)
Street safety (stoplight colors and “look both ways before you cross”)
Months of the year
Feel free to submit songs that are ‘around’ those themes: If a song is brilliant and not quite matching exactly then we may still choose to use it.
We’ll keep the competition open until the end of May, so you have plenty of time to submit as many songs as you like! We’ll decide in the first few weeks of June, and you should be paid by the end of June if we choose your songs.
So please send your songs to [email protected] by the 31st of May, 2013, and we’ll be in touch!