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    How to make it downloadable, how to put it on Youtube

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    Hey!

    I want to apply for this: John O'Hara grant

    So I'm wondering about hurdles 6 and 7:

    - How do I make a recording downloadable?
    - How do I make a Youtube (probably with some JPEG images fading in and out)?

    What do you know?

    Thanks!

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    You set it up on a web platform - if you want to make money from it, then you set up your own with specialist software on a server and learn how to manage it, and take money, or if you want to give it away, simply make it freely downloadable from any web platform - i.e. upload it to your own www.mybrilliantmusic.com, and have it simply as a downloadable file - as in they go to www.mybrilliantmusic.com/yoursong.mp3

    Any of the usual editing programmes on PC and Mac will let you load in an audio file and then add some video or stills plus a fade or blends. What do you have on your computer?

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    For number 6, looks like they want you on bandcamp. Sign up at bandcamp.com. upload your tunes there. For the youtube thing. pics might work, or just a black screen, but yeah, it's gotta be a video to be on youtube.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rob aylestone View Post
    You set it up on a web platform - if you want to make money from it, then you set up your own with specialist software on a server and learn how to manage it, and take money, or if you want to give it away, simply make it freely downloadable from any web platform - i.e. upload it to your own www.mybrilliantmusic.com, and have it simply as a downloadable file - as in they go to www.mybrilliantmusic.com/yoursong.mp3

    Any of the usual editing programmes on PC and Mac will let you load in an audio file and then add some video or stills plus a fade or blends. What do you have on your computer?
    Hm. I have a web site: Home. It has over a hundred songs on it.

    I'd like to make songs freely downloadable, but I don't know how. That's my question.

    And - add video stills to what? And how do I move it to Youtube?

    =O.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chili View Post
    For number 6, looks like they want you on bandcamp. Sign up at bandcamp.com. upload your tunes there. For the youtube thing. pics might work, or just a black screen, but yeah, it's gotta be a video to be on youtube.
    I'll check out Bandcamp and see if I can make sense of it.

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    I don't see anything that would prevent using SoundCloud.com as a download platform. You just have to enable it in the Permissions "tab" when you upload your music file or any time you edit it. You'd need a SoundCloud account, of course, but the basic one is free.

    For YouTube, you have to create an account. If you have a Gmail address, you already have an account, but you can use any email account to set it up. Once you have an account, you upload your video file there and give it Public access. Done.

    Creating the video is a matter of picking the right software, which may already be on your own computer. I used to do it with Windows Movie Maker, but I've heard that application has been removed from Windows. I would use iMovie or Photos on my Mac. But, basically, collect a bunch of photos (JPEG files) that you want to include, pictures related to your song theme, of you performing, I don't know, but have them sorted and in a folder in order. Create a "movie" project in your software app, drop all the photos in, add your song as the soundtrack, and then adjust the length of time each photo shows so you fill up the video to match the song. Usually you can globally apply a single transition, like a crossfade, to quickly finish things, and just add a title and fade to black.
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    Quote Originally Posted by keith.rogers View Post
    I don't see anything that would prevent using SoundCloud.com as a download platform. You just have to enable it in the Permissions "tab" when you upload your music file or any time you edit it. You'd need a SoundCloud account, of course, but the basic one is free.

    For YouTube, you have to create an account. If you have a Gmail address, you already have an account, but you can use any email account to set it up. Once you have an account, you upload your video file there and give it Public access. Done.

    Creating the video is a matter of picking the right software, which may already be on your own computer. I used to do it with Windows Movie Maker, but I've heard that application has been removed from Windows. I would use iMovie or Photos on my Mac. But, basically, collect a bunch of photos (JPEG files) that you want to include, pictures related to your song theme, of you performing, I don't know, but have them sorted and in a folder in order. Create a "movie" project in your software app, drop all the photos in, add your song as the soundtrack, and then adjust the length of time each photo shows so you fill up the video to match the song. Usually you can globally apply a single transition, like a crossfade, to quickly finish things, and just add a title and fade to black.
    Thanks, Keith! Those actually all sound like things I can manage. This computer has iMovie, so I might actually have everything I need. Yee-ha!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Delmont View Post
    Thanks, Keith! Those actually all sound like things I can manage. This computer has iMovie, so I might actually have everything I need. Yee-ha!
    If you have iMovie, then you're on a Mac, so I'll now suggest Photos. It has a very easy way to do this, so I'd suggest using that, personally.

    Make sure your song is in iTunes. Then, just create a photo album in Photos with the still pictures (JPEG files) you want, then use File->Create Slideshow. On the right side of the interface you can select the background music (your song), and then click the clock icon and select "Fit to Music" as the slideshow duration. Note that the very first picture has a T on it - use that to edit the title text. Choose the transition you want, then click Preview to view the result. Adjust number of photos or transitions until you're happy, then click Export. Check the video that's created is Ok, then upload to YouTube.
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    What kind of whack folk music grant is this?

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    I'm a bit confused - the page you linked to has widgets to allow streaming the music hosted there. Just create a download area and they can download the music instead of streaming it? Have I missed something?Re: the video. You use a video editing programme - many computers have one, Windows Movie Maker, Mac users have something similar. Basic video editors that can allow you to bring in audio and video, and arrange it on a timeline. You then organise it, save it then export the video as a video file - which you upload to Youtube. That's pretty much it. You use it much like the software you used for your website - you can stretch or shrink the stills, cut and paste and add effects and transitions. Exactly how depends on your software.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rob aylestone View Post
    I'm a bit confused - the page you linked to has widgets to allow streaming the music hosted there. Just create a download area and they can download the music instead of streaming it? Have I missed something?Re: the video. You use a video editing programme - many computers have one, Windows Movie Maker, Mac users have something similar. Basic video editors that can allow you to bring in audio and video, and arrange it on a timeline. You then organise it, save it then export the video as a video file - which you upload to Youtube. That's pretty much it. You use it much like the software you used for your website - you can stretch or shrink the stills, cut and paste and add effects and transitions. Exactly how depends on your software.
    Yup. They need to download music to stream it, so I need to make my song downloadable.

    If you look above, Keith has explained clearly how to do it.

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