Submit a Song

Contributing a song to the Song Database is a great way to get the word out about your talents if you’re a composer, a super easy way to get your name to new students if you’re a teacher, and a fabulous way to share with the whole taiko community if you’re a group. Simply email the info below to — contact [at] taiko [dot] biz — and we’ll work with you to get your song posted.

HUGE thanks for participating!


Song Details:

Title: Song name (Alternate name)

Composer: Composer Name(s)

Arrangement: Arranger Name(s) if different than composer

Choreography: Who created the dance moves (for songs including dance)

Composition date: Year song was created

Copyright holder: (c) Composer (and/or others)

License: How would you like to get credit and have your song shared? (Take a look at other song entries. Plus read below…)


— Tell us the backstory of your song.


— YouTube, or Vimeo URL (no private URLS please!)


— PDFs of song scores, and/or practice notes (if you have them)

See Also

— Other handy things to know about the song, or how to find you or your group. URLs are preferred: Group page, Facebook, etc.


Choosing a License:


Copyright: The copyright holder owns their work for awhile. People need to get the copyright holder’s permission to perform, record, or teach the work until the copyright secured expires.

If you have a song that is being shared without your permission, the Song Database would be a good place to set the record straight (See Yodan entry). Please note: Copyright laws differ from country to country, and it is up to the song’s copyright holder to properly obtain (register), track, and enforce their copyright.

Copyright U.S.:
Copyright E.U.:
Copyright Japan:

Use with Permission: This category allows copyright works to be shared, including performing, recording, or teaching the work, with specific conditions detailed by the composer or copyright holder. A website or other contact information must accompany this category so prospective users can contact the copyright holder.

Copyleft: Depending on the specific license chosen, the composer allows people to perform, record, teach, and alter their work, as long as they give credit for the original work — and — offer the work they create from it under the same license. Creative Commons has a variety of copyleft licenses.

Use with Proper Credit: This category allows works to be shared by the composer, including performing, recording, and teaching the work, where the only condition for sharing is that the original composer is properly credited as the work’s creator.

Public Domain: Works no longer protected by copyright. Anyone can use them for anything, including performing, recording, and teaching the work. Though the original author is usually credited in some way. A public domain example: Alexander’s Ragtime Band (1911 – w.m. Irving Berlin)

Open Source: In non-software terms this has come to mean, works made freely available to perform, record, or teach the work with no expectation of originator credit or compensation. As a mater of respect, all songs submitted to this Song Database as “Open Source” will be posted instead as “Use with Proper Credit” unless otherwise instructed by the composer.

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