What is a ‘placesong’?

It is music, applied, to support a locale, be it open space, natural resources or historic sites.

Placesongs have advocated before civic authorities and commissions; educated through on-line media and live events; enhanced the outreach and media profile of not for profit organizations; and aided in development and fundraising campaigns.

Block associations, community groups, preservation advocates, land trusts and civic alliances have used placesongs to further their missions, broaden their exposure and break through coverage ‘clutter’.

This songbook is a collection of 20 examples, culled from the last five years.

Please join us with your interpretations and original contributions. SongProject is meant to be a home for the work of many new voices.

It is our belief that great communities begin with a sense of place and that music can inspire them -  right where they stand.