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Trial and Error

Watch a Song Get Made

November 8, 2007 9:00 AM

Media companies have not yet found a concept they can’t turn into an Internet video contest or challenge of some sort.

Case in point: NPR launched its new multimedia music discovery site earlier this week. One portion of the site includes a new video series called “Project Song,” where a songwriter is challenged to write an original song in 48 hours in the NPR studios.

The first songwriter to line up is Stephin Merritt. You can watch the creative process here.

The show is well made, with good production values and offers a fascinating look at how the sausage gets made. The only problem is that I started watching “Project Song” in the late afternoon and then needed to pause the video for a kid break and dinner break. When I returned later, the video wouldn’t “unpause” so I had to reload and start over.

You can find additional videos on the site under “Studio Sessions.”

If you just want to listen to some good music while you’re working, then check out this audio file (you can stream or download) from the Arcade Fire concert from New York’s Judson Memorial Church earlier this year:


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