MISTER STING’S GRAND MIXTAPE COMPETITION!
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THE SHORT EXPLANATION (9 words)
Send me songs you like. The best selection wins.
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Summary of the competition
I can’t mix/don’t have a tape! (Don’t worry!)
More about the mix that I get just by entering
More about the FABULOUS PRIZE
What should I put on my mix?
How long should my mix be?
Multiple entries? Are you OK with that?
OK, Mister Sting, I’ve made you a mix. Where do I send/e-mail it?
NOW EVEN EASIER TO ENTER!
Just e-mail me a list of songs.
SUMMARY OF THE COMPETITION
Mister Sting wants to hear the music you love. And he’s willing to pay.
So send me a mixtape and two very exciting things will happen.
1. YOU WIN MUSIC JUST BY ENTERING
All entries win a mix that I’ve made. (So remember to include your postal address)
2. The best entry will win a FABULOUS PRIZE.
YOU WANT A ‘MIXTAPE’, MISTER STING, BUT I CAN’T MIX/DON’T HAVE A TAPE!
Don’t worry! The ‘mixtape‘ doesn’t have to be ‘mixed’ like a DJ set.
It doesn’t have to be a tape. Just a selection of music that you like. Any format is fine.
In fact, if you can’t be bothered with physical objects, just e-mail me a list of songs.
TELL ME MORE ABOUT THE MIX THAT I GET JUST BY ENTERING…
It’s got sleeve notes, track listings, an intro and outro and a witty quote about music.
Most of the tracks are by artists that haven’t been played on the show. In short, it’s boss!
(a) A BIG BOX OF MUSIC (the main prize)
As a reward for your impeccable taste, you will receive your choice of these box sets:
(i) Big Star
(ii) Billie Holiday (The Complete Masters)
(iii) The Fall (Peel Sessions)
(iv) Johnny Cash
(v) Orange Juice
(vi) Talking Heads AND Stop Making Sense (DVD)
(vii) Velvet Underground
(viii) Leonard Cohen’s Complete Studio Albums (AND Old Ideas AND Live Songs)
(ix) The Wedding Present (Peel Sessions)
(x) Glenn Gould ‘On Television‘ (DVD)
(more titles to follow, so keep checking back)
(b) ONE OF THE BEST ALBUMS EVER
You will ALSO receive the Royal We album as well, just because I love it so very, very much.
(c) INSTANT STARDOM
You’ll have the chance to visit Mighty Mighty Mixtape HQ, to co-present the show and to play some of your song choices on the radio! (If you’re nervous, don’t worry – it’s optional.)
Alternatively, a vinyl option! (Just to confuse matters)
(xi) Todd Rundgren’s ‘A Wizard, A True Star‘
AND Harumi‘s self-titled album
AND you’ll get the Royal We album on vinyl
(You still get the INSTANT STARDOM)
WHAT SHOULD I PUT ON MY MIX?
Anything. That is your choice, not mine. Any recorded sound (or silence). I don’t have a checklist, I just want to hear the music you love. Hopefully, you’ll introduce a new listener to a gem or two, just like I try to do with the show.
HOW LONG SHOULD MY MIX BE?
To keep things fair, I think you should limit it to what will fit on a CD, in other words about 80 minutes. Of course it can be shorter, but if it’s a lot longer I might ask you to think about submitting multiple entries.
Mighty Mighty Mix Tape HQ
2 Worcester Street
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