Sufjan Stevens presents Christmas song contest

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Here's another innovative musical idea from a man who's full of them: Sufjan Stevens is proposing a trade. You send him your best original Christmas song, and he'll return the favor. Yeah, it's kind of weird.

Basically, the winner of the contest relinquishes all rights to her composition to Sufjan's Asthmatic Kitty empire. Some prize, eh? But... in exchange, the triumphant songwriter receives an exclusive Christmas song from Sufjan. The winner can keep that song entirely to herself, like some profane secret between her and Sufjan, or share it with friends. The contest began today and ends midnight Dec. 1, so get to composing, dear reader.

Check out the official "Great Sufjan Song Xmas Xchange" website for a free stream of Sufjan's 2006 Songs for Christmas mega collection, contest details and more awkward photos like the one above.

Related links:
Sufjan on MySpace
1,000 Words: Sufjan Stevens - Brooklyn Academy of Music - The BQE Dress Rehearsal - 11/1/07

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