Song Fight is a free Web site where
Internet musicians enter their work into competition. Every ten days or so, one
or more titles are posted, the competitors write a brand new song written expressly for
one of these titles, and the Internet at large is invited to vote for their
favorite song for each title.
Our goal is to provide a venue for new
music and creative expression on the Internet. Keeping that goal in mind, the
proprietors of songfight.org must reserve the right to add and remove any
content from songfight.org at any time for any reason, as they see
Yes! Look over on the right side of the Song
Fight page, under "Next Week's Fights" to see next week's title(s) and the
deadline for entering a song. To maximize Song Fight's resources for everyone
who wants to participate, please limit your entries to one song per
How do I enter?
- Write a song based on
one of the titles posted. Songs
written before the title was announced are not eligible for competition. No
covers are allowed, unless you are so creative with it that we can't tell it's
- Make an MP3 file out
of your song. Please use the lowest bitrate that sounds decent. 128kbps is
- Compose a new email
- To: email@example.com
- Subject: The Title
- Body: Your Band
- Attach your MP3 file
to the message, then send it by or before the
deadline for the fight.
What do I name my file? I am impatient. When will the
fight be posted?
Name your file like so:
Suppose you are
The John Benjamin Band and the title is "Look Good In
That's your band
name, all lower case, all one word, not including "the", followed by an
underscore, and then an acronym made of the words in the title you're
submitting for (unless the title is a single word, in which case, use the whole
word). If there is an "and" in
your band name, replace it with "+".
friendly FightMasters have lives to attend to. In most cases, they are posted
within a day or two of the deadline. Don't be a whiny jackhole if it
is a problem! Help!
Q.A. thread on
the Song Fight message board and tell us all about your problems. Be sure to
tell us your band name, if the problem is with your song.
What do I get if I
Bragging rights. Satisfaction.
The jealous glances of strangers sitting next to you on the subway.
I have an idea! Now what?
suggestions in the Suggestion/Complaint
thread on the message board or send all your clever ideas directly to your
friendly neighborhood FightMaster.
Can I vote more than once?
We really wish you wouldn't. Voting multiple times doesn't
really get you anything does it? There's no prize or anything after all, and
what satisfaction is there in bragging rights if you cheated to get them?
need help making a song!
requires a modicum of resourcefulness. Check out the message board for
help making music and for collaboration opportunities.
the message board are mean!
message boards can be raucous and sometimes cruel to newcomers. Hang in there!
You'll come to appreciate the honesty of the feedback you'll receive, and the
opportunities for collaboration with like-minded musicians. Follow the rules
(within reason), behave yourself, and things will all work out.
What is Song Fight's stance on copyright?
Song Fight will take no official or unofficial position on this
issue. Enter at your own risk. By submitting your song, you are authorizing us
to post it permanently on a publicly viewable Web site where it can be
downloaded by anyone.
I would like to contribute "cover art".
the Cover Art
submission thread on the boards for instructions on how to submit your art.
FightMaster will keep a copy for posterity, and it might be posted somewhere
for people to see, if it is not used as cover art on songfight.org.