What is a Songscape?
Songscape songwriting retreats partner public land agencies and musicians. Through the hospitality of public land hosts, musicians are immersed in the beauty and history of protected lands. Following a week-long retreat, bands create a song inspired by their experiences. We shoot a music video to show off the landscape alongside the song it inspired. The song and video help inspire and encourage audiences to value public lands. Proceeds from song sales help support Sustain, the band, and public lands.
To engage musicians with American landscapes and the organizations that steward them
To give musicians the time and space to be inspired by these landscapes
For bands and organizations to share talents and audiences
To inspire listeners and foster appreciation of public lands
To create new audiences for public lands
To raise money for partners through song sales
Songscape Projects & Artists
We've got two Songscapes in the works, depending on funding. One in New Jersey, one in Colorado.
Purchase Songscapes & Support Public Lands
Proceeds from Songscape Songs support Sustain, Public Lands and Artists. Click the links to purchase on Bandcamp!
- KTAADN (by Parsonsfield)
- Hold Me To Ya (by River Whyless)
- Tallyman (by Jake Klar)
- Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge (by Conner Youngblood)
Songscape Music Videos
Songscapes also include creation of a music video, which shows off the band's new Songscape song, and the natural features and recreation opportunities of the public land area.
Right now, Sustain is working to build relationships with bands, land organizations (land trusts, non-profits and government agencies), and recording studios. If you are interested in being part of Songscapes, please contact us!