We all know that music licensing is a major concern for dance teachers. We already had (concerns) about using music in class and on social media, and now teaching online has definitely exacerbated the situation.
SharQui instructors are going to need a lot more (and better) music. My goal is to update SharQui’s music to become bellydance songs that can stand on their own, not the background soundtrack we’ve had previously.
Now here’s where you come in. If you would like to help out and get something really cool in return, you can do either of the following…
- Contribute $50, you can choose the melody line for us to sample and we will name the song after you or title of your choice.
- Contribute $25 we will match you with another contributor, we choose the melody line, and will name the song after the two of you. In either situation, you can choose a dance photo of yourself and we will use it for the cover art.
For example, let’s say you love the song “Alf Leila Wa Leila”. You send $50 and in two months SharQui will release your song. You will get a 5 minute song that can be used for both class and performance. If you contribute $25 we will choose the melody line, but you will still have partial naming honors and will receive the 5 minute song. Remember, this is royalty-free music, so you can use it for all your projects as well as edit to suit your needs (Royalty Free Music Policy).
What you need to do:
- Purchase here
- Send us a song or style that you’d like us to sample to firstname.lastname@example.org
- You listen to the sample for 1 revision
- Send photos for cover
- Wait 6-8 weeks
- Use music!