The Dead Covers Project 2016
This year's submissions period has ended. Check out all the great performance with the Official 2016 DEAD COVERS PROJECT playlist.
Whether you play just like Jerry or like to give the Grateful Dead's beloved classics a unique spin, the 2016 Dead Covers Project wants you! We're calling all musicians - near and far - to share your love for the music and magic of the Dead through video. Show off your musical chops and you just might find yourself front and center on Dead.net during the month of February! The rules are simple - all video submissions must contain a song either written by or recorded by the Dead. How that song is interpreted, however, is entirely up to you.
Upload your video to YouTube, tag it "DeadCoversProject," and we'll make it available to view on the band's official YouTube channel, www.youtube.com/gratefuldead. Can't carry a tune? Join the fun by "liking" your favorites on YouTube.
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To post your video here,
- go to your youtube video,
- click 'share' down just below the title of your video.
- click the 'embed' tab just below that, when it pops up
- copy that text, and paste it into a comment here.
To officially "enter", you'll need to 'tag' your video. To do this...
enter the 'video manager' in youtube,
and add these tags to your video
Supposedly only the first one is necessary, but there was some disagreement about it last year, so I tagged all three, and it worked.
I was able to upload it to YouTube, tagged as "Dead Covers Project 2015", but have no idea how it gets to the site here. Any beta would be appreciated, thanks.
is post them, properly tagged as above, on YouTube. That's what gets them into our queue from which Featured videos get selected, etc.
A lot of folks take the additional step of posting them here (use the embed code on YouTube), which is nice too.
Are we supposed to be posting videos here on our own? Or are we only supposed to post on YouTube and tag properly? Do the videos then somehow make their way over here? Still confused; guess I'll just listen to the music play!
Just gonna give this one more try after the poor outcome of my previous effort below.
This song is dedicated to the homeless of the world and all those who work to ease their pain.
Tried posting a YouTube link for the first time here and this is how it turned out. Not optimal, for sure. Any hints on how to get a better transfer of a link? I used the embed feature on YouTube and this is what it gave me.
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or should i just call you by your first name, "the"? or mr. or ms. begonia? :-)
thanks SO MUCH for your kind words! we are based out of NYC. if we can ever find funding, we would love to go on tour! where are you?
if you want to send me your email address, i'll be happy to put you on our band listserve, for gig info. ALSO, we did a FULL LENGTH concert (featuring kenny brooks from ratdog) in that church last august! and we had it professionally recorded. that should be out later this year, and we'd send out an email about that as well.
thanks again for your enthusiasm. i really appreciate it.