1. CHOOSE YOUR ISSUE+

Marvin sang about a range of issues and ideas on What's Going On. We want to hear your thoughts on those same issues in today's world.

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  1. Familiarize yourself with the issues, and think about how they touch your life. If you have a personal or emotional connection to the subject, your piece will be that much stronger.
  2. Listen to the music, and spend some time looking at how the world was in Marvin's day. Connecting the “then” to the “now” is an important part of this project.
  3. Do some research. It will help inform and inspire your work. There is plenty to get you started on this site.

 

2. GRAB A TRACK+

Some kinds of stories will need a soundtrack, others won't. Either way, you can download these tracks to use in your project.

Original tracks courtesy Universal Music Group.

 

Covers & Remixes

Album Track Excerpts

*A couple things to note: 1) If you are using a soundtrack, it must be music from this list, or your own creation. Read more in our Music Guidelines. 2) You can make changes and add things to the music tracks if they are your own creation, but any changes will become the property of the publisher, EMI Entertainment. 

3. PICK A TOOL+

There are lots of ways to express yourself. First, decide whether you are making a video, an audio story, or another kind of media.

Then, pick your production tool. You might already have a favorite. If not, here are some links to some free tools:

Video
Audio
Images

Performers, poets, and other artists can contribute, too. Check out our guidelines for what kinds of media to choose.

4. CREATE+

Be sure you have read the Guidelines. They'll tell you what can—and can't—be included in your piece.

Print our Production Checklist to use as you work.

Do your thing! Have fun. But take it seriously—you are sharing your voice with the world!

5. SHARE+

When you are finished creating your piece, share it!

This part has three steps that you must complete.

1. Make sure your work meets the Guidelines

2. Upload your work to YouTube or Flickr, and tag it appropriately.

3. Come back and TELL US by submitting your work in the form below.

Audio & Video [YouTube]

We are using YouTube to host “time-based” projects. (Hint: If it has a play button, it's time based.)

  1. If you don't have one already, create a new account on You Tube.
  2. Subscribe to the What's Going On…Now channel
  3. Upload video/audio that you have created
  4. Tag Your Video with “WhatsGoingOnNow”. (Other tags can be words used to describe your video like war, social change, running, people etc.) This step is important. Without the Whats Going On Now tag, we won't see your piece!
  5. Submit a link to your project below.

Images & Other [Flickr]

We are using Flickr to gather all images. By images, we mean photographs, paintings, digital artwork or other non-moving images.

  1. If you don't have one already, create a new Flickr account.
  2. Join the What's Going On…Now group
  3. Upload your photos. If you alike, add a caption of 125 characters or less.
  4. Tag Your Image with “WhatsGoingOnNow”. (Other tags can be words used to describe your video like war, social change, running, people etc.) This step is important. Without the Whats Going On Now tag, we won't see your piece!
  5. Submit a link to your project below.

 

Submit Your Information!

Almost done! Tell us where to find your work:

We'll contact you through your account

Optional

(But helpful! Note that this information will be included with your entry if it is selected for inclusion on the site.)

 

GUIDELINES


The concert is over, but
you can still have your content
featured on What's Going On...NOW!

 

 

Legal Stuff

We need to make sure we're all buttoned up and using music, images, and video all within the legal guidelines. Make sure to check your project against the legal stuff.