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Swap Coordinator:Ryan (contact)
Swap categories: Music  Newbie  Email 
Number of people in swap:15
Last day to signup/drop:April 8, 2009
Date items must be sent by:April 15, 2009
Number of swap partners:14

This is a simple E-mail MP3 swap. You will be be sending one (1) E-mail with one (1) INSTRUMENTAL MP3 to fourteen (14) partners. Instant gratification ... you GOTTA love that.

Add a bonus song or two if you WANT to, but keep in mind that if there's a really good turnout, we could just keep this swap on rotation for a month or two (INSTRUMENTAL SWAP #2, etc) ... You should rate your partner a 5 for sending you an instrumental MP3 at all ... I SUGGEST GIVING A "HEART" IF YOU REALLY LOVE THEIR SELECTION.

Any genre, any length of song ... but NO SPOKEN WORDS. Country, classical, hip-hop, rock, pop, whatever ... if it's special to YOU, and it's INSTRUMENTAL, we want you to SEND IT. Don't forget to include the name of the band/artist, the name of the song, and a line or two about why you like it so much as to want to "share" it with the world. Remember: besides displaying your favorite, your sub-goal should be to "wow" your partners with a little "treasure" you think they might have been previously unaware of ... !!! No one wants the instrumental track from "Achy-Breaky Heart", believe me.

MAKE SURE THESE ARE MP3 FILES. This is not a "Youtube link swap" or an "MP4" swap.

1) Only have MP4s in i-Tunes? Newer versions have a feature under the "Advanced" menu wherein you can "convert selection to MP3" and the song ends up as an MP3 in your i-Tunes folder in your "My Music" section (or wherever you have it set to go).

2) Only have the song as a Youtube link? Use a simple, easy, FREE online converter like http://www.forinside.com/ (or a site similar to it) so you can have an MP3 in about 1 -1/2 minutes.

3) Can't send MP3s as an attachment, or the file is "too big" for your E-mail provider? Use a simple, easy FREE upload site like http://www.zshare.net/ (or a site similar to it) to upload the MP3 and create a "link" to enclose in an email to your partners.

Newbies welcome w/ filled out profile.....International swappers welcome since it is an e-swap:) This is super-simple, so there should be no reason to FLAKE. This should be an enjoyable, INSTANT way to discover some beautiful, or quirky, or just downright WEIRD instrumental music. Any questions, just ask below and I'll post a response. ENJOY!

Inspiration credit is given to msteidl for his previous "instrumental" CD swap last year, and to mysticalunicorn919 for her ongoing "Now Hear THIS" E-mail MP3 series.


rumblegirl 04/ 1/2009 #

Thanks for changing the dates -- my Wayback Time Machine is in the shop : )

dreamrains 04/ 2/2009 #

lol amazing comment @ rumblegirl. I loled.

Stardusted214 04/ 6/2009 #

What if the song I want to send is a wma. Is that ok?

Ryan 04/ 7/2009 #

You could do it, theoretically, but you run the risk of getting yourself a bunch of "3" ratings by not sticking to the swap parameters.

I personally don't know if there's any reputable free software or websites to convert WMA to MP3 ... if you have the "file location" on your computer of the WMA file, you might try the site I suggested in the swap above ... http://www.forinside.com/ and you might be able to convert it on MP3 THERE, and then download it as an MP3. Good luck.

dreamrains 04/ 9/2009 #

Itunes will convert WMA to Mp3

CaityLin 04/ 9/2009 #

do i send one song to everyone or a different song to each person?

rumblegirl 04/ 9/2009 #

Caity - You can just send the same tune, in one email, to everyone in the swap,

anastaciaknits 04/10/2009 #

I am currently working on mine. I thought I was going to be able to easily convert in itunes but apparantly I couldn't, so I'm in the process of reburning stuff! So this afternoon hopefully.

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