The Dead Covers Project
Whether you play just like Jerry or like to give the Grateful Dead's beloved classics a unique spin, the 2014 Dead Covers Project wants you! We're calling all musicians - near and far - to share their 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. Need a little inspiration? During February, you can also check out an exclusive video playlist featuring a handful of hot submissions at www.facebook.com/gratefuldead. Can't carry a tune? Join the fun by "liking" your favorites on YouTube!
TODAY'S FEATURED VIDEO
This song is also dedicated to all the loved ones we have lost along the way.
Though not technically a cover, I hope it can be included in the Covers Project.
Sunshine Daydream on a Saturday Night,
Rest Now in Peace We Will Carry Your Tunes
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!