The Official Elvis Presley Fanclub of Great Britain will have a remix competition. This is what they have to say about it:
You will have seen or heard about the Billy Fury / Elvis Presley remix duet of these legendary artists singing the soundtrack song “Because of Love” from Girls! Girls! Girls! This piece was produced by Jon Aldersea and we used it in our “April Fool” Radio Caroline Special, and has been a huge internet success on lots of sites, especially on YouTube.
We are now inviting everyone who has the knowledge to do something similar to enter our contest. The conditions are as follows, and these are important so that entrants do not infringe our domestic copyright laws.
Each entrant has to be a citizen of the European Community; The original Elvis track chosen to be remixed, must be within the “public domain”, which means that it has to have been both recorded and published (i.e. pressed and on sale) prior to December 1962. That is everything prior and up to the release of the album “Girls! Girls! Girls!” and the single “ReturnTo Sender”, but not anything released in 1963 and thereafter. Also tracks recorded prior to 1962 but not published until after December 1962 cannot be included, such as the “It Happened at the World’s Fair” tracks, or for that matter “Plantation Rock” recorded on 28th March 1962 for Girls! Girls! Girls! but not published until 1993 on the Kid Galahad/Girls! Girls! Girls! “Double Features” CD.
For our contest the re-mixed Elvis song submitted to our competition must not have been previously sold, distributed or published. Publishing includes being posted on social internet sites, or placed on YouTube or on similar share-ware sites.
If you look on YouTube you will find lots of examples of great Elvis remixes, such as reggae versions of “Return To Sender” or hot dance remixes to “That’s Alright”, but we don’t want more of the same. We want originality!
So, burn your work onto a CD, and mail it to us by 1st August 2013. Upon receipt you will be asked to sign a contest document, and ensure you keep an original and a dated certificate of posting.
PO Box 3456,
Staffordshire ST10 9BG
And there is a prize. The top 20 songs will be broadcast on our global radio show during August, and the winner, chosen by our audience will win a trip to Graceland, and who knows, you might get your track commercially released.