Join Us

Second Hand Songs is always looking for new editors. Are you interested in working directly on the database? Read this page and send us an email if you're interested in joining us, or if you want more information on what's involved.

What we expect from our editors

The basic idea is: Quality above quantity

As we're trying to build the most accurate cover song database, we expect people to be as accurate and complete as possible when adding covers to the database, to include complete background information, and to cite sources used.

We also expect our editors to regularly check the board Report Errors and Inaccurate Information on the forum, to see whether visitors or other editors reported mistakes about their entries.

What we DO NOT expect from our editors

  • To add a certain number of covers on a daily or weekly basis. Basically, if you add 1 cover a month, or 100 a day, it's up to you.

  • To process the covers from the "Add Songs" forum board. We welcome this, but it's entirely up to you.

  • To restrict to particular genres or artists. You add whatever covers you feel like.

Is it complicated?

No, it's very easy, you don't need any particular informatics skills.

To make it even easier, we first give you access to a "test site" where you can experiment as much as you like before working on the real database. Other members will be there to guide you through the learning process, and to help you out with any question you might have.

Road to Editorship

Welcome future editor! On these pages you will find out what it takes to become a Second Hand Songs editor. These are the different steps that ultimately lead to editorship:

Step 1: Proving yourself

Step 2: Get familiar with the team

Step 3: The Test Site

Step 4 The Real Site