I hope to complete it while Halsey's original is still charting reasonably well, so the application timeframe will be short, with a deadline of 4pm on Monday, October 28.
The plan is to create a properly licensed cover song through Easy Song Licensing or similar and use CD Baby or similar to distribute to digital platforms such as Apple Music, Spotify, Google Play Music, Deezer, etc.
Production of the track is in progress. A snippet will be available to applicants. You can hear an example of my previous work by searching digital music platforms for my 2016 cover of Zara Larsson's Lush Life. The track is called "Lush Life (feat. Nyree Huyser)".
If my previous experience is a guide, the income is likely to be very small, so this project is mainly for the love of music, but I will provide the successful candidate with periodic income updates from CD Baby sales records.
The plan so far is to spend as little as possible on creating the song and share equally any net income after reimbursement of the costs of cover licensing and digital distribution, which I will pay up front - and so far they are the only necessary costs I anticipate.
No payment for the vocalist role will be offered by default, but I will also consider applicants who state a price with their application recording. Applicants will need to work out the vocal line by ear. To avoid studio costs, applicants will need to have either their own high-quality recording environment or free access to something similar.
Audition / Rehearsal / Production datesTo apply, please record yourself singing to the end of the first chorus of the song. If possible, use the same recording equipment and environment that you would plan to use in any final recordings, but if this is not possible, use the best-quality recording you have available. Recording quality can make a big difference to impressions of a voice's suitability for the song.
Unpaid – this is a collaboration opportunity
Expenses paid - There are unlikely to be any expenses for the successful candidate, but if any potential expenses do arise, they will be incurred only with the candidate's agreement, and will be reimbursed.
Collaborations should create mutual benefit and are usually amateur, student or 'Time for Print' projects.
Female Lead Vocalist
Female, aged 18 and over
- Vocal ability: Lead singer
Applications closed 29 October 2019.