FAWM: February Album Writing Month

You can buy these CDs for $14 at FAWM

Have you heard of FAWM?  One of my Facebook friends started posting a week ago about FAWM and has been working on his album cover art.  He blogs more details.

A cover of previous FAWM winner

The goal of FAWM is to challenge people to write 14 songs in 28 days.

The FAQ is most helpful because I am still wondering why one would sign up for free to FAWM.org and then write for free.  You own your own music, of course.

But it seems that the idea is to collaborate, celebrate and support each other.  FAWM.org becomes a kind of collective where everyone who has the same goal — to write 14 songs in one day — gathers, brainstorms, writes, and produces music.

The more I think about  this idea, the more ingenious it seems. At the very least, you focus on creating and likely find some friends to collaborate with.  If you win you get 14 new songs and some FAWM admirers. Cute.

If you play ukulele and you end up signing up for FAWM, let me know. You might inspire others to join up.  Maybe we could work together on a song or two.

But I have to admit, I haven’t yet signed up.  Fourteen songs in 28 days — whew, will I have the time?  But then, what a cool challenge! Imagine what this would do to your song writing perspective.

What do you think?

Hmmm…  I have to go back and start reading the FAWM forums.

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3 Responses to FAWM: February Album Writing Month

  1. gwyn says:

    Hey thanks for posting about this, haven’t heard of it before, but I just signed up! Kind of reminds me of http://www.nanowrimo.org/ which is an even less plausible concept for the average time-poor person!

    Thinking of doing something ukulele-centred under the username of gwynthesizer, let us know if you take part!

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  2. Kyle says:

    I just signed up for FAWM. I’m wondering what I’ve gotten myself into. :)

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    • jlr7 says:

      Yes, I signed up too and am wondering. I’ll see if I can find you. Maybe gwynthesizer and you and I could do a collaboration.

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