The Scoop: DOWNWRITE, a semi-new site headed up by Bob Nanna (Hey Mercedes!, Braid) and Mark Rose (Spitalfield), has bolstered its roster of songwriters, musicians and instrumentalists alike in the quest to not only bring something new to the table for themselves, but for others as well. Officially launched in February of 2013, Nanna and Rose have not only seen DOWNWRITE grow from two songwriters to thirty, but also pay over $20,000 to artists throughout the year. Additionally, over 200 custom songs have been written & delivered to date. You can see an introduction of sorts below.
The Spin: With contributors ranging from members of Slingshot Dakota to The Fold and from The Get Up Kids to Valencia, it’s kind of cool to see something like this exist for those who might want to get a custom song or perhaps some songwriting pieces for a musical project.
The Question: What are your opinions on a site like this? Have you ever worked with a well-known musician on a song or had them make one for you? Tell us about it in the comments!