Most of you who follow me for longer then a year recognize this logo… and the story behind it.
For those who don’t know, a brief history (you find the complete story and ‘rules’ in the top menu on this blog HERE!)
From Christmas to New Year, the Radio 2 team presents the 2000 favorite songs of the listeners. Music! 24 hours a day! In 2009 I started my ‘top 2000 blog party’ in the slipstream of the top 2000. I created art every day inspired by a song from the list. Everyone was invited to play along and create to the music – and I posted all the submissions on my blog. What success it was! Even the top 2000 people picked up my ‘party’ and came to film me, the video can still be seen here on youtube.
This will be the 9th year that I host this artful and musical blog party, and I know for sure that a lot of participants look forward to it as much as I do!
The Top 2000 list with the fave songs from the listeners is being composed this week and that is where today’s blogpost comes in!
Vote for your fave songs from December 1 – December 8
I made a ‘tutorial’ for all my English-speaking fellow-artists who want to play along… the fun starts right here as you can now vote for your favorite songs to get in the list! The highest ranked 2000 songs will be played on the radio/Internet in the last week of 2017.
Look at the images below to see how it works – then go to the TOP 2000 VOTING WEBSITE and find your fave songs to vote on.
(You can click on the images to enlarge!)
The home (start) screen looks like this – all the songs are listed in alphabetical order.
(you may get a pop-up window with ‘tips how to vote’ – just close that window)
You can vote for a maximum of 20 songs from the given list and add a maximum of 15 “Free choices” (songs that are not on the list or songs that you ‘have left’ once you made 20 choices.)
You can keep track of the choices you already made by clicking “Je stemlijst” (“your votes”)
When you click on “Vrije keuze” (“Free choice”) you go to this screen
where you can fill out the artist, songtitle and a motivation.
“Opslaan” = “save”
This form will pop up for you to fill out (see translation on image below)
The next page, after you clicked ‘send’, is a survey.
You can skip that page… and get to this last page.
The last page: ‘Thank you for voting!’
NOTE: You are not completely finished yet!
To confirm your vote you will have to click the link in the email that is sent to you!
Go to your inbox, click the (first) link in the email and your vote will be confirmed.
Voting closes on Friday, December 8
You can start submitting your art-with-the-songs as soon as the ‘official list’ is announced and online. There will be a form that you can use to submit your art – the Top 2000 list will be linked to that form so you can easily find/submit the song that you worked with. The form will be online the moment the list is announced.
In the meantime, feel free to grab my top 2000 blinkie from the side menu if you’re planning to participate.
The party started already in my Top 2000 Facebook Group where I post art from the archives.
P.S. Curious to hear what I voted for? Tune in on (a compilation of) my voting-playlist on Spotify.