Community Soundtrack

October 2011 / Oct. 24, 2011 / by Gelb
Community Soundtrack

Are you in a band? Do you know someone who is? Tell us about it! Because Bus 52 is all about community, we want to engage with as many parts of it as possible. This includes music. I'd like to talk a bit about Community Soundtrack - Our way of profiling and highlighting new music from small, up-and-coming artists.

America is filled with music. Chris is even doing a project all about music. We wanted to find a way of bringing in music that you might never have heard before, into the fold of Bus 52 in unique ways to benefit the artists. 

Here's what we're going to be doing: Bus 52 will involve the production of lots of videos. Videos of our adventures, of stories, and of course, our profile pieces. We want the soundtrack to these videos to be made entirely up of music from young people. That's where you come in. If you are an artist, in a band, or know anyone in one, and think that this might appeal, get in touch! We have a form located here.

Here are some examples of how we would want to use the music:
- Profile Pieces - as a background to our pieces about inspiring people across the country
- Informal adventure videos - videos of us exploring the state, cooking, etc.
- The Scenic Video series - Every once in a while we will release videos made entirely of the scenery that we shoot. These would have a soundtrack attached but with no voice or accompanying commentary. 

Any music we used would be credited, and we will have a page on our site that will have links to everyone who is featured in the project. If this sounds interesting to you, please get in touch by writing to

Photo credit: Carnoodles