FAQ

What is Migrant Records?
What is the Song of the Day?
What’s the point of posting demos, snippets, and unfinished songs?
Where did you get that MP3-playing button?
I can’t see the Play button.  What the heck?
I see the Play button, but it has a grey square around it.  Whaaaaa…?

What is Migrant Records?

Migrant Records is essentially a collective of musicians from Tennessee.  We’ve had many collaborators at times, and at other times our number has been fairly small.  Nevertheless, we consider anything that was made with the help of anyone under the Migrant Records umbrella to be a Migrant project.

What is the Song of the Day?

Many music, band, and label websites aren’t very good.  Migrant has even been responsible for some of those sites. 

But the ones that get it right have this in common: they have lots of content, and they change it frequently.

The ultimate goal of Migrant’s current site is to include songs, photos, a journal, and more…all frequently updated.  People who go to a site twice and see the same stuff usually don’t come back a third time.  The Song of the Day is the beginning of that for the Migrant site. 

There won’t necessarily be a new song every day---or even every few days---but our goal is to have something new up at least once a week, preferably more frequently.  So “Song of the Day” is a slight misnomer, but a certain spirit is implied: our content will not be static.

We’re going to work very hard to continually post new material to prompt people to visit often.  And eventually, you know, buy stuff.

What’s the point of posting demos, snippets, and unfinished songs?

It’s always fascinated me how many musicians are extremely secretive both about how their songs are made and about how their songs sound before the finished product is released. 

To see how songs are written and recorded, how they change and evolve, how an arrangement can make or break a song, *that’s* the point of using early versions of songs.  You can hear what we’re working on right now…and then you can check out the archives and hear how that song sounded before the Magic Mellotron Part.

Where did you get that MP3-playing button?

That’s a funny story!  Actually, no it isn’t: http://www.wimpyplayer.com/.

I can’t see the Play button.  What the heck?

The WimpyPlayer Play button that the Migrant site uses to play songs is considered “active content” by Microsoft and its program, Internet Explorer.  Other browsers such as Mozilla, Safari, etc, don’t seem to have the same restrictions.  But Internet Explorer fights “active content”, and tries to block it.

I see the Play button, but it has a grey square around it.  Whaaaaa…?

See above about “active content”.  The grey bar is annoying, but once you click it, it goes away.  C’est la vie.

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