Track Meet

Illustration by Daniel Greenfeld, musicians collaborating on a track

This year for Make Music Day, join composers, producers and songwriters from around the world in a collaborative race against the clock.

Over the course of six hours, teams of four musicians will create brand new original tracks in a creative relay. Using the virtual audio workstation SoundTrap, each musician will get 90 minutes to add their contribution before the next teammate takes over. At the end of the day, we will bounce each team’s track and host them online for everyone to hear.

Interested in joining the Track Meet? Register to be matched with a creative team or sign up with your own group of four musicians by June 7th.

How It Works

  1. If you are in North or South America, complete the registration form here. Registration for other parts of the world will be available soon.
  2. On June 14th, we will connect you with your teammates and assign your timeslot. Set up your SoundTrap account (a free version is available) and get familiar with it.
  3. When you start composing on June 21, you will have 90 minutes to work. Your contribution should use one instrument family, with your tracks marked with your assigned color. You must not edit any of your teammates’ tracks.
  4. After 90 minutes, the next team member will take over. Once your time is up, you cannot modify anything you’ve created.
  5. When everyone’s time is up, you have 30 minutes to revise your work together, and come up with a title. After 30 minutes, we will collect your work, in whatever state it’s in, and share it with the world!