This is pretty cool: prolific songsmith Sufjan Stevens is holding a Christmas contest in which participants could get the chance to own the rights to an original Sufjan composition. The catch? You gotta come up with a killer Christmas tune of your own. Kind of like Secret Santa gone indie-pop. Here’s the skinny, from his label:
Sufjan Stevens is busy working on a very special gift right now, for a very special person. And in the spirit of Christmas, that person will give Sufjan a similarly special gift.
Here’s how it works: write an original Christmas song, record it, and email the song to us. Asthmatic Kitty will pick a winner, and that person will trade rights to their song for rights to Sufjan’s song. read more