$1,000 Reward


The Cowboy Collective is pleased to announce the second round of our $1000 bounties. We are once again on the SEARCH for an original music video to accompany a MINUTE LONG COWBOY SONG! All cowboys (you don’t have to be a boy to be a cowboy!) can apply with their ideas for a MUSIC VIDEO, and if selected they will receive a $1000 REWARD to help create their art!

The first round of bounties have all been awarded, and many of the music videos are viewable in the archives! If you were hoping to make a music video in the last round and didn’t get selected, THIS IS YOUR SECOND CHANCE.

All cowboy art is included in the Cowboy Collective, so you are welcome to make a music video even if you didn’t get the reward, and that video will be included in the Cowboy Collective Archives!

Step 01: Pick a Song

The Cowboy Collective has released “Songs of the Cowboy (Vol. 2)”, our second collection of ten cowboy songs, each only a minute long!

The Cowboy Collective will only pick one person/group per song. Songs that have already been awarded to someone will have a black star (★) next to them.

Of course, if you have an amazing idea for a music video to a song that’s already been taken, you are still encouraged to make the video. You can still submit it to be included in the Cowboy Collective Archives. You just can’t be awarded the $1,000 bounty.

This is the second round of songs, and it’s the second round of $1000 bounties! The Cowboy Collective intends to continue making minute-long cowboy songs and awarding $1000 bounties, so if you don’t get selected for this round chances are you will have another chance!

Step 02: Propose Your Idea

This is of course “Lonely Cowboy” by founding member Colbe Schicatano and friends.

The Cowboy Collective is looking for music videos that tell a story. Videos that say something unique and personal, or offer new ideas of what a cowboy might do or be. Use this as an opportunity to express your voice, not just make a little cash.

Once you have a proposal, you can submit it over at our proposal portal, where it will be reviewed by the team. We will get back to you one way or another!

Step 03: Make a Music Video

If you get selected the Cowboy Collective will award you half of the money upfront. That’s $500!

You will then have a MAXIMUM of TWO MONTHS to make the video! Use these funds to help make your video. Maybe you need to buy a camera or some nice cowboy hats. The Cowboy Collective might check in with you during this time, but it really is your project. We do love updates, however, and will be in contact throughout the process.

Step 04: Claim Your Bounty!

Once you finish the music video you, can submit it to be included in the Cowboy Collective archives. It is at this point that you will be awarded the second half of the money. Do with it whatever you like, but we do hope you’ll use it to continue making art!

Other Thoughts

  1. If you do get selected to receive a $1,000 bounty, you will not be eligible to apply again. We want to support a diversity of creators, and help keep the chances higher for those that haven’t been selected.

  2. You can, however, propose more than one video. This will certainly help your chances! Maybe the song you like is really popular and your second choice is less so.

  3. We are looking for people who have good ideas, but can also follow through and get the job done. If you don’t already have a compelling existing body of work, perhaps you can make something for the collective now, and apply later!

Take me to the Proposal Portal! ☞