Joined: 04 Nov 2003
Location: Sydney, Australia
|Posted: Wed Jul 24, 2013 6:10 pm Post subject:
| Welcome to the board HeadCrusher!
It's been a few years since I last did a collaboration online, granted, it's been a while since I made some music, but I'm about to start working on a project in the next few weeks.
These are my thoughts in regards to your questions. I believe if you are looking to do an online collaboration, you have to either be the producer, or if you are the 'face' of the project (ie lead artist), you need to have the songs ready formed and ready to record. Melody and chord progression at bare minimum.
If you are planning on doing collaboration with lyrics as well, find a partner in crime to do that with, making sure you have similar styles/goals and make sure you are both aware of sharing credits and what happens if the songs become popular... just future planning.
IMHO, the most successful collab I did was when I put up an acoustic track of just myself and guitar (with a click track). Within a day or so, I had 3 indivdual contributions of a piano, bass and drums. Each player was playing a different style to the song and I believe it turned out quite well. here it is
At one stage I actually set up my own forum to handle doing a collaboration. It started with some traction and then died off. It had potential, but we only started with one or two songs and I'm possibly to blame as I didn't take the reins of it in a producer type role, it was just a few people all trying to create some music each going their own direction. That was a few years ago and I know I would handle things better these days.
The people who I had started to collab with were all via this forum. I haven't really looked elsewhere for people. In saying that I think there are a few communities on G+ who are in to that and with the likes of Hangouts, I'd imagine it would be easier to collaboration on writing lyrics etc, Google Drive for sharing files etc.
Whichever way you go, good luck with it! Post your creations to the Listening Room!
Just my 5 cents...
Ahh the heroes of the internet. I just never thought one of them would be named porter ~pdk