Not so sure I'm going to be participating in any collaborations this year. I am going to totally avoid any business aspect of songwriting by way of agreements by avoiding all collabs for the time being. For me working those issues out takes away from the creativity process. All I want to do is create.
When I began with FAWM in 2016, I thought it was understood by all who were to participate that whatever happens in FAWM is for fun and stays within FAWM unless other agreements are reached by the collaborators. I got that impression from reading the terms that "Lyric and song content belong to the fawmers who wrote them".
To me, that means unless you are the one who wrote them, that doesn't give collaborators rights unless they've gotten permissions from the owner of that creation to use them outside of FAWM. If I create the lyrics, they're mine. If you create the music, that's yours. An agreement would need to be discussed and arranged between the parities to use the other person's creation outside of FAWM.
I've learned others percieve it differently and I can't know what their perception is without inquiry. I'm just not going there this year. I just want to create.
I am seeing now in the forums that what appeared to be the FAWM standard has become quite complicated. That takes away the fun and freedom for me within the FAWMing arena. I feel it best to just do my writing and sing my own songs or save them for my collaborators that I already work with.
Apologies to any past or potential collaborators who do subscribe to the standards of FAWM. Its just what I feel I have to do for now.
-------------(Back to Basics FAWMer-------------------
No songs by this fawmer (yet).
Sure! Use Away! I’m sad that some people’s bad experience and defensiveness has made you wary enough to not seek new collaborators.
Thanks for the welcome!
I've done FAWM for what seems like many years, but thank you! Welcome back.
Welcome back! I look forward to your work! I am totally open to collabs if you have any interest!
Hey there Kelly...
I got an extra "Hall Pass," Maybe we could sneak out behind the GYM and write a few songs... 😀
Hello kc5!! Greetings from London
Hey kc5-- I hope you have a good FAWM!
hey! best of luck in the coming month.
Hahhh, yes... plenty of gear; gear I forget I have. Did you read that one from me a while back, comment... I was looking for a guitar and then found several I forgot I had, and had gone up in value 😀 hahhh... yup, all the gear is ready!
Bring it on! Best of luck during FAWM 2018! Let's win this!
I would like to rerecord "Wisdom My Momma Showed" with the new tech and skills I've picked up and then possibly release the song if it turns out well. You can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and we can discuss further. Thanks.
Oh, and since this will be cleared out any day? Remember -- you are the Central NJ... 2018 Artist of the Year, and the awards in the mail. But you know how that goes 😝
I can't wait to see your new songs this year, if you do, do FAWM. I may just post a "compete" for each and use this as just the challenge it is 14/28. Then if folks just gottaCit... I can post to them. I dunno, make it simpler and more direct and still pick up new friends, followers, and etc.
Hey KC, can you email me when you get a chance? Want to ask you about a colaboration we did in 2016. Thanks.