What’s the 12 Songs Project?

The 12 Songs Project is a publication that asks people in the music industry about the 12 songs that changed their lives.

When creating the 12 Songs Project, we were inspired by the rush you get when you hear a familiar song and it brings back a certain memory. Combined with our love for an impeccable playlist and our curiosity about the people working in the music industry, we set out to interview not just bands and artists and songwriters (although they’re great too), but the people who make it all possible. The producers, concert venue owners, photographers, music video directors, talent scouts. What are the songs that give them the same rush?

As for the number, we chose 12 because traditionally, one album contains 12 songs. Each playlist acts as a soundtrack to the person’s life.

So, put on your headphones and click around. We’d love for you to get to know the people behind the music.

— Olivia Reaney and Tiffany Wong

For more of the 12 Songs Project, follow us on Twitter and Spotify. And if you want to get in touch, write us at 12songsproject@gmail.com.