Salon has a announced a free-MP3 playlist contest. They’re looking for the best mix “to go along with that ritual of summer, grilling things over an open flame.” The rules:
All tracks must be both free and legal and must be posted on the artist’s Web site, on a label’s Web site or on a legitimate MP3 site like Better Propaganda, Insound or Epitonic — and you’re welcome to dip into the Audiofile archives to find some of your material, but we’ll be more excited about playlists that bring in new material.
Include the artist name, track title, album title and download link for every track.
Each playlist must have a title and a description (of about 100 words). As with last year’s contest, we’ll be judging the concept and description (almost!) as heavily as the playlist itself.
Each playlist should be between 10 and 15 tracks.
No streams! Only MP3 downloads.
You can’t include your own music, and be sparing with music by friends — include friends’ tracks only if you must!
Submissions should be sent to [email protected] with the subject line “BBQ Songs.”
The deadline for submissions is 5 p.m. EDT, Monday, Aug. 21.
Audiofiler Thomas Bartlett kicks things off with his own BBQ playlist.
I’d wanna include:
Dr. Dog – “Today” (MP3)
But that breaks the rules.
Tell us your picks. (Salon’s prize for the best playlist is “glory,” so we’ll match that.)
Incidentally, it’s too fucking hot to stand over a grill. Feel free to give us an ice cream mix instead (only rule is no Sarah McLachlin).