There is a membership drive starting up at the GYAWS facebook group. What the heck is GYAWS, you may well ask? It's the Get Your Ass Writing Songs facebook group. There is a new prompt every week for ten weeks. You have one week in order to write and record a song or two Cues for each prompt. And one week off between ten week "games." In order to be a member in good standing, you are asked to write to at least half of the prompts. Members who who cannot continue to be active will leave (and often join again later when time permits) and every once in a while the membership list is culled. In other words, you have to active in order to stay in the group. No hard feelings.
So does an ongoing music writing group sound good to you? Then head on over to our separate sign up group where you will be asked to provide some information and to read the FAQ. Once the details are sorted then you'll be added to the real GYAWS group and can begin writing and sharing music with a very tight group of musicians from around the world. This is a music production group. Quality does not count, but being creative does.
(I've copied the first set of questions from the signup page below. Note that we do have some lyricists in the group. The bad news is that it's a music creation group which means that a sound file of some sort is required. The good news is there are often people there willing to collaborate and you always have the option of singing into your phone and posting your lyric without accompaniment. Quality does NOT matter. Creativity does.)
Hi Songwriters, In order to join the official GYAWS songwriting group, you must be able to answer YES to these 5 questions:
1. Are you a musician, songwriter, producer or composer?
2. Do you have a way to record music?
3. Are you able to write & record new music every week?
4. Do you have a SoundCloud.com account ?
5. Did you read the FAQs and other GYAWS info in the Google docs file