|Want to be on a Green Day tribute?
If you answered a resounding "Yes!" to the headline, than read
"Hey there! My name is Jason and I am the proud owner of Skunk Ape Records located in Friendly Hills, CA. My label specializes in Punk/Power Pop releases. Our very first release was "Making Noise" a tribute to Weezer, which was released back in February of 2001. My label has recently received the rights to produce our next tribute album, Green Day! We are now in the pre-production stages and are currently looking to recruit Punk bands to cover their favorite Green Day song!"
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Hey there! My name is Jason and I am the proud owner of Skunk Ape Records located in Friendly Hills, CA. My label specializes in Punk/Power Pop releases. We have been in business for no more than a year and a half and currently have 9 releases. Our very first release was "Making Noise" a tribute to Weezer, which was released back in February of 2001. The album has been very successful and is the sole reason why our label has been able to grow and maintain our consistent release schedule. My label has recently received the rights to produce our next tribute album, Green Day! We all love Green Day as much as we love Weezer and we think it will do very well for us and all of the bands involved. We are now in the pre-production stages and are currently looking to recruit Punk bands to cover their favorite Green Day song! We believe in giving every band a chance to be on this album therefore we do not just go for "Big Name" bands. We pride ourselves on being fair and offering the opportunity to everyone! We are now accepting cover song submissions from all bands and we will choose the best tracks (hands down) to put on the album. All bands that are on the album will receive worldwide distribution and promotion just like we did with the Weezer Tribute. The tribute album will be available in stores everywhere (Best Buy, Tower, Wherehouse, Hot Topic, Amazon.com, CDNow.com, Borders, Target, WalMart, etc...) and will ultimately increase your bands exposure on a global scale. Skunk Ape Records will also be paying out all bands on the album the industry standard royalty rate on all units sold on a quarterly basis. We feel that this is a great opportunity for us to recruit only the best sounding songs for the album (regardless of how big the bands are) while at the same time maintaining our label's goal to support the hard working "Indie-punk" bands, as they have supported us in our early days! Please feel free to contact us at [email protected]
Skunk Ape Records
8671 Enramada Ave
Whittier, CA 90605
The deadline for song submission is January 31st of 2003.
Please keep in mind that any Green Day song that you wish to cover must be a previously released song (including B-sides and singles) but nothing from a rare homemade tape by Green Day or anything that you wouldn't normally be able to buy at a regular record store. If you wish, you may first submit a good quality home recording to us so that we can get an idea of where you will be going with the song, and then if we choose your song to be on the album, you will need to supply a professional studio quality recording of your song to Skunk Ape Records. We offer this strategy so that your band does not go out and spend a ton of money to record a studio quality song and then end up not being chosen to be on the album. So if you want to make it easy on the wallet, just go ahead and send us in a demo recording that won't cost you hardly anything! Also, please understand that this is in no way a binding contract and your band making the final cut to be on the album is subject to approval of your cover song by our staff. We would like your band to cover whichever Green Day song you can cover the best. Sure we can ask you to cover a particular song but then what if you could have done better on a different song right? Basically, just cover your favorite Green Day song and one that you guys can really do a great job at. If we receive multiple covers of the same song, we are just going to choose the better of the bunch. So whichever song you decide to cover, make sure it is your best effort because there will most likely be other bands also sending in the same cover! You don't have to cover the song exactly like Green Day plays it; you can mix it up and get original with it if you want. Fans tend to enjoy different versions of their favorite songs. When you have decided which song you would like to send in, please notify us ASAP so that we can add your band to our database for this project. Thanks so much and good luck with whatever song you choose! Congratulations on being invited to participate in what will indeed be an awesome album when completed!
The deadline for song submission is January 31st of 2003!!!
Remember, for any info or questions please send emails to [email protected].