Be In Our Music Video!

We’re making a music video, and we can’t do it without you!

Some of you may remember our anthem Live and Let Live from last year – it’s a song about love, pride, and acceptance with a great happy swing-y vibe. This year, thanks to a team of incredibly hardworking musicians from Nashville and Berkeley, we’re turning it into a full audio-visual experience as a celebration of all of the wonderful people who have taken the teachings of this song to heart – including you!

We’re hoping to feature the voices* and faces of our fans for the final chorus of the song – a mighty choir of #bluegrasspride! Additionally, we’ll be recording folks in our contingent at this year’s parade as they lip-sync and dance along to the full track, so we can make a video featuring the spirit and people of our wonderful little family. 

If you’re up for it, you’ll find further instructions below, along with a sneak-peek of what the final version of the song sounds like. Have fun, and thank you in advance for being in this video and in this community! 

Love and rainbows,

The Bluegrass Pride Team

* No musical ability needed, or even preferred.

Vocal Submission Instructions:

Plug headphones into your computer (or whatever device you’re listening on).

Please turn off any noisy air conditioners or fans. Unfortunately, pets are not eligible to participate.

Record a voice memo on your iPhone/Android/Smartphone/GarageBand/etc…

Join the singers on the first line, “Let the rainbow fly!”, and sing all the remaining lyrics along with the track. Sing the melody or harmony parts in whatever octave is most comfortable.

Email the clip to sfbluegrasspride@gmail.com with the title “Music Video Submission”, along with your name and a picture of yourself in your Bluegrass Pride 2018 t-shirt. If you play an instrument, wear it in your picture!

Please submit your tracks by August 1st at 12pm PT.

 

Lyrics

Let the rainbow fly! Let the banjo sing!

Go on and grab you a partner and give ‘em a swing

Let the fiddle play! Let the people be!

When we live and let live we let freedom ring

When we live and let live we let freedom ring

When we live and let live we let freedom ring

Notes:

For your accompanying headshot, use of the 2018 Bluegrass Pride shirt is mandatory. If you don't already have one, you can purchase one for $10 off with the coupon code:

MUSICVIDEO

However, we don't want financial hardship to stop anyone from participating. If this cost is still prohibitive to you, please contact us at sfbluegrasspride@gmail.com and we will work with you so we can ensure that everyone who would like to can fully participate in this video!

Video Recording Session at the Parade

Finally, we will be recording video clips of our supporters dancing and singing along to the full track at the parade on Sunday, June 24, 2018. Join us in the contingent waiting area so that you (and your killer dance moves) can be featured in the music video!

Permissions

By emailing the recording of my vocal performance (“Audio”) of the song “Live and Let Live” to Bluegrass Pride (“the Organization”), I hereby: (i) affirm, represent and warrant that I have reached the age of majority in my state of domicile; (ii) grant the Organization and their assigns and designees, a worldwide, royalty-free, sub-licensable and transferable license to prepare derivative works, display, perform, copy, exhibit, reproduce, distribute, edit, modify, alter and otherwise use or exploit the Audio, in whole or in part (but without obligation), including as part of the song entitled “Live and Let Live”, in perpetuity worldwide in any manner or medium now existing or hereafter devised, including in connection with the advertising, promotion and publicity of the Organization; (iii) grant the Organization and their designees express permission to use my name in any manner or media now existing or hereafter devised in connection with the use or exploitation of the Audio or the advertising, marketing or promotion of the Organization (but without obligation); (iv) affirm, represent and warrant that I am not a member of AFTRA and no other union has jurisdiction over my services; I own the master recording embodying the Audio or have the necessary licenses, rights, consents and permissions to grant the foregoing license and that the Organization and its designees’ use of the Audio will not violate any privacy rights, publicity rights, copyrights, trademark rights, contract rights or any other intellectual property rights of any person or entity; and (v) I HAVE READ AND UNDERSTAND AND AGREE TO BE BOUND BY ALL OF THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS SET FORTH HEREIN.