CONTEST :: Dave Douglas Mixtape

[picture courtesy of Ralph Lichtensteiger]

DD Mixtape

The first ever Greenleaf contest.  And it’s a good one, too.  All you have to do is submit your perfect Dave Douglas mixtape and you’re immediately be entered to win some great prizes and have your mixtape featured on our site.  We hope to hear from you. And we’re excited to see the content our Greenleaf community (and beyond) comes up with. Details below.

Songs from all 28 Dave Douglas albums are fair game for use.  Live recordings can be used as well.  Please use the classic 60-min or less format (30 minutes per side, 2 sides).

How to submit your mixtape:
Submissions should be written in the comments section of this post.  Please include in the following format:
(Track Number)  |  (Track Name)  |  (Album)  |  (Year)
Please do not include the direct audio links — each of the winning playlist streams will be handled by Greenleaf Music.

3 winners will be picked from a hat after the comments are closed (July 1st).  We will post the winners at the end of each week — First Prize is picked first (June 17th), Second Prize next, and Third Prize last. Streaming mixtapes will be updated within a week of winning.

1st Prize ~ 2 Tickets to any upcoming Brass Ecstasy show + a Deluxe SPIRIT MOVES [CD/DVD] signed by Dave Douglas
2nd Prize ~ A signed copy of the Deluxe SPIRIT MOVES [CD/DVD] + a download of any other DD album at the Greenleaf store
3rd Prize ~ A Deluxe SPIRIT MOVES [CD/DVD]

What is a mixtape exactly?

A mixtape, which usually reflects the musical tastes of its compiler, can range from a casually selected list of favorite songs, to a conceptual mix of songs linked by a theme or mood, to a highly personal statement tailored to the tape’s intended recipient. Essayist Geoffrey O’Brien has called the personal mixtape “the most widely practiced American art form,” and many mixtape enthusiasts believe that by carefully selecting and ordering the tracks in a mix, an artistic statement can be created that is greater than the sum of its individual songs, much as an album of pop music in the post-Beatles era can be considered as something more than a collection of singles.

Greenleaf is teaming up with Downbeat Magazine for this promotion. All participants will receive an email from Downbeat regarding subscription. This is a list that you can opt out of any time. Your email will not be sold or given away to anyone else.