Making cover song videos is one of the best ways to get noticed on YouTube. Plus, when you put your own spin on a familiar song, it can highlight what’s unique about your sound and attract people to your original music.
CD Baby’s Illustrated Sound Network has partnered with WE ARE THE HITS to sponsor a fun cover song video contest where you can get creative, build your audience on YouTube, and have a chance to compete for $500 in cash prizes.
Here’s how to enter a video:
1. Choose one of these pre-licensed popular songs:
— “Hello” by Adele
— “Blank Space” by Taylor Swift
— “Thinking Out Loud” by Ed Sheeran
— “Alright” by Kendrick Lamar
— “Can’t Feel My Face” by The Weeknd
2. Record a “stripped down” cover song video of the song
3. Upload it HERE for a chance to win
Videos will be judged on quality of the performance, creativity, & fan engagement.
For full contest details, deadlines, and more, click HERE.
Note: you CAN enter this contest if you live outside of the United States (you just need to enter the SWIFT/BIC codes for your local bank; if some accounting information is not applicable to you, leave it blank when signing up and We Are the Hits will work with you to ensure you receive payment.)
Videos are due by 8:59 pm PST / 11:59 pm EST on Tuesday, March 22nd, so don’t wait.
Winners will be announced the following Tuesday, March 29th here, so check back there.
We can’t wait to see your videos!